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Projects You Can Do Using Natural Stone

Jan 16, 2008
It can be much less expensive and easier to get some natural stone features incorporated inside or outside your house than you might think. It will all depend on the stone you buy and the complexity of the projects you choose to do. Where you get your stone from can also play a part in how much it will cost you.

If you are going to do a job that you want to look really professional, then you want to use a stone with good enough quality to achieve the results that you want. If you want to tile a floor for example in your bathroom or kitchen, you can use odd mismatching pieces of stone, but you might not like the results for inside the house. Using these types of flat pieces might serve a better purpose on a patio or porch floor. Of course, an informal family room might be alright too.

Laying a stone floor is probably something most people can tackle if they take their time and make sure they do a little reading up on how it is best done. Tiles are probably easier to install than the odd shapes. Other more complicated projects like a wall, fire place, bathtub, or shower surround might require a little more skill. Unless you are very confident and have maybe had at least a little experience, these jobs might be better left to a professional, especially if you have invested a lot of money in your stone material.

Using regular old big rocks can be a great way to get a natural stone project done too. This is even better if you can get your rocks for free. Many times you can advertise that you want free rocks and some people will be glad to let you remove some from their property that they might want cleared. Of course, you never want to go gathering rocks off of your own property unless you have permission.

Using rocks like these in their natural shapes are very good to make a mailbox enclosure, a garden wall, or to outline a flower bed or pond. You just need to use a little patience when you are piecing them together to obtain the shapes that you want. You can use them for outlining a path or walkway as well.

Some of these projects will cost more and require more skill than others. It will be up to you to decide what you are willing to take on yourself.
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