Post # 1
So my husband and I plan on putting in a stone veneer feature wall behind our wood stove in our basement within the next month or 2. I think it’s really going to add a nice touch to our basement and make it look as nice as the rest of our home. However, I’m unsure whether I want to do the stone horizonally or vertically on the wall. I orginally wanted to do it horizonally, but I was on Pinterest the other day and I saw a fireplace that had the veneer stone vertically and I really liked it. It gives it a little bit more of a modern flare without it being too much. But I’m unsure which one would look better. I’m also thinking of getting some extra stone to put on our kitchen island as well, but I’m not sure if it’ll look good or not.
So what do you bees think? Should I do the stone vertically or horizonally for my feature wall and should I put the same stone on my kitchen island? Oh, and just as an FYI, I plan on painting my walls grey too. It will not stay the golden brown colour that it is in the pictures right now. It was this colour when we moved in almost a year ago and I planned on changing it from the get-go!
This is the stone we’ll be using for the feature wall. It’s the same stone we have in the backsplash in our kitchen:
And here is the wall we’ll be doing the feature wall on. (I layed the stone both ways beside our wood stove to try and get a better idea of what it might look like)
This is the photo that inspired me to do the stone vertically:
Post # 2
I’m not a fan of the vertical layout, sorry! I like the horizontal because it kind of ties together the two rooms– consistency! 🙂 That stone you’ve chosen is beautiful!
Post # 4
I really like the vertical. Especially since it’s the basement and I’m assuming the ceiling is a little low, so the vertical will sort of lengthen the wall. Since it’s the basement I don’t think it matters if it’s cohesive with the kitchen backsplash (plus I don’t know that I’d want a whole wall that looks like backsplash). But disclaimer, I’m in the south and have never even been in a basement! So I don’t totally know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, I don’t think it matters. It’ll look good either way!
Post # 5
I like the vertical stone in your inspiration pic but for some reason i think the horizontal looks better in your home. I don’t think you should add stone into your kitchen, I think it’s going to feel very texturally busy and maybe make the space look dated.
Post # 6
The inspiration pic is of a much more modern fireplace, so while it may work there I think it would look a little off with your traditional stove. I would go horizontal. I would not add stone to your island. I think stone on the island would be overwhelming with your granite and floor tiles. I like the island as is.
Post # 7
I’d leave the kitchen as it is and go with the horizontal on the wall!
Post # 8
Yeah I agree. That’s why I chose this stone to do in my basement too so I could keep the consistency from my main level. I just figured I could get away with doing the same stone in a different direction since it’s a different level of the house. But I would still have the consistency with doing the same stone. But I’m thinking the horizonal layout goes with my house better though. We live in a chalet style home right beside a lake so the horizonal layout keeps it more traditional which is more the style of our home.
I think I agree with you on the stone for the kitchen island. I knew it would add more texture, but I just wasn’t sure if it was going to be too much or not. And I also agree with you that the horizonal layout would look better in my house. I think both ways would look nice, but my house has more of a traditional country style. We live in a big chalet style home right beside a lake, so I think doing the stone horizonally would go with the style of our home better. I am just trying to find ways to add a bit of a modern flare to our home without taking away from the traditional elements and I thought doing the stone vertically would be a good way to go that.
Post # 9
I vote to set it vertically. I think it will heighten the wall by pulling your eyes upward. I also think it’s a more updated look in general. I do not think you have to worry about creating a uniform flow between your kitchen and basement, as they’re on different floors. Incorporating the same stone will be enough to bring everything together.