As you and your family find more ways to enjoy spending extra time at home together, there’s nothing like going outside, taking in the fresh air, and appreciating the extended sunlight of summer. Whether you are looking forward to cookouts, pool parties, or a glass of wine under the stars, you can use eye-catching stone veneer to enhance your gorgeous outdoor spaces for premium satisfaction.

When it comes to designing outdoor living spaces, stone veneer is a perfect complement to the natural elements, while adding a touch of luxury. An ordinary, scarcely-used patio can easily be transformed into an elevated outdoor oasis perfect for hosting and relaxing alike. In addition to enjoying your time with family, designing with stone veneer will also add resale value to your property and many stone projects offer DIY installation capability. Here are some of our favorite ideas for inspired outdoor living with stone veneer:

Relaxing Fire Pit – An easy way to instantly add appeal to your backyard is by artfully creating a fire pit area with stone veneer. There’s nothing like sitting around a roaring fire with your loved ones after a fun day together, retelling favorite stories under a star-filled sky. It can be as easy as using Horizon Stone pavers (right) to create a patio for a stylish iron fire pit to be placed on top of. These 18” x 18” hand-colored pavers are available in six different earth tones for exceptional design capability in patterns, random variation, or solid color areas. 

Striking Walls that Frame – If you’re looking to carve out a distinctive outdoor living area in your backyard, consider using stone veneer to create low to mid-level walls that frame the space. In addition to the fantastic fireplace pictured here (below), we love the way this 19th Century stone in color Hermitage is used to create split level outdoor walls. Stone veneer walls can make your entire open air space feel cozy, intimate, and perfect for creating cherished memories. 

Ultimate Custom Fireplace – If your family vacations were put on hold this summer, a breath-taking fireplace will make your backyard feel like a first-class resort. With Horizon QuickFit stone panels, this luxurious feature is even easier to install than your visitors would guess!  All five color varieties, including the Sunset panels (below) used in this fireplace, are grout-free and easy to install. The natural texture and earthy color palette blends seamlessly with the great outdoors to create a space that your family can enjoy year-round. 

A Pergola That Pops – If you have an existing pergola or are in the process of designing one, you can use stone veneer to upgrade the look of your wooden posts, like in the example below. By using Ledgestone in color Mossy Oak (below) as the base for these pillars, the finished pergola shines with comfortable elegance. When combined with the gorgeous fireplace, this outdoor area is undeniably chic. Who says an outdoor area can’t be breath-taking?!

There’s no time like the present to renovate your outdoor living spaces with Horizon Stone products so that you and your family can enjoy these transformed areas for the rest of the summer. Make sure to explore our Horizon Stone Pinterest Boards for inspired ideas that can help you create a personal outdoor paradise!