Popular Additions to Outdoor Living Spaces

March 18, 2022
Create cozy memories by enhancing your outdoor living space with a stone fireplace, stone fire pit table or outdoor kitchen your friends and family will love.

If you’re enjoying your home’s outdoor living spaces more than ever before, you’re not alone.

According to a survey conducted by OnePoll*, three out of four American homeowners said their outdoor space was indispensable during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, many homeowners have been investing in outdoor living spaces to extend their time outside. By investing in the right enhancements, homeowners can create cozy, upscale gathering places for cooking and relaxing with family and friends, while adding value to their home.

Fast Fact: Remodeling magazine’s 2021 cost vs. value report ranked manufactured stone No. 2 for best value project overall, with 92.1% costs recouped.

Manufactured stone veneer is a great material to use to enhance outdoor spaces you can enjoy for many years to come.

Check out three of the most popular additions to outdoor spaces: stone fire pit tables, stone fireplaces and outdoor kitchens

Before we dive into these popular options, it’s good to point out that ProVia’s manufactured stone veneer is readily available and offered in a wide variety of profile styles and colors.

Stone fire pit tables are a great addition to a patio. They create an instant room-like feel where friends and family can gather for conversation and laughter. And there is no better place to relax after a long day of work. Gas stone fire pit tables are easy to take care of and give off a modest amount of heat. Your friends and family can warm up around the table on chilly autumn evenings and enjoy the ambiance of flames on cool summer nights.

If you’re looking for an option that provides more heat, consider an outdoor stone fireplace. Outdoor fireplaces provide added warmth you can gather around well into the winter months. Imagine having friends over for hot mulled cider and s’mores or snuggling up in front of the fire under a star-lit sky.

Outdoor fireplaces can be installed in spaces connected to the home or used as a beautiful focal point for a backyard patio. If you want to be inspired, take a look on Houzz or Pinterest and you’ll discover endless ideas for creating stunning, one-of-a-kind spaces centered around outdoor fireplaces.

If you love to entertain, an outdoor kitchen is a great investment. When paired with an outdoor fire pit table or fireplace, it allows you to have a complete outdoor dining experience long after summer is over. As reported by Builder magazine, a 2021 Trends Report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association indicates 60% of homeowners are looking to add outdoor cooking spaces.

There are many different options depending on your goals and budget. Added to a grill, manufactured stone veneer provides an element of sophistication. Pizza ovens created with stone add charm and ambiance. Perhaps most striking of all, manufactured stone veneer can be used to create a free-standing kitchen that provides all the conveniences of its indoor counterpart: prep space, a sink, refrigeration and storage.

ProVia’s manufactured stone veneer is not only beautiful, it’s backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty. Check out the unique features of ProVia’s manufactured stone veneer.

ProVia’s manufactured stone is nearly indistinguishable from real stone. We start our manufacturing process by hand-selecting natural stones from distinct geographic regions around the country. We then handcraft our molds to capture every detail of the natural stones, from texture and depth to the beautiful distinctions that give each stone character. Our molds are filled with aggregate created from the finest natural materials including shale, raw pigments and hand-applied oxides. The result is a luxurious collection of stone so rich in color and natural variances you’d swear it’s the real thing.

It’s easy to create a one-of-a-kind look with ProVia’s extensive collection of stone profiles and color palettes. From Olympus Chisel Cut™ in Shale to Lakepointe Dry Stack  in Desert Sands, there are literally hundreds of options to choose from. Our online visualizer tools make it easy to explore different combinations using ProVia’s various stone profiles, color palettes and grout color options.

Unlike other manufactured stone veneers, ProVia’s stone products are created with colors that permeate throughout the entire stone, giving each stone a realistic look with hues that last, even in exterior uses.

Check out ProVia’s Design Center for photos, brochures and other tools to inspire your project and to use our free online visualizer to explore ProVia’s beautiful stone profiles, color palettes and grout color options.

If you’re planning on adding a stone fire pit table, stone fireplace or grill to your outdoor living space, be sure to work with a professional to determine the building codes in your area and ensure a beautiful and safe installation.

*Survey of 2,000 homeowners conducted by OnePoll on behalf of lawn care company TruGreen

Looking for ideas beyond adding manufactured stone to your outdoor space? Learn how to create an outdoor oasis in this article from Porch.com.


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