I'm struggling with selections for the feature stonework on the home we are building and I think I need help to avoid a divorce!!!
This is the facade:
Note that the designer has indicated two different stone effects - one for the front wall of the living room and the bases of the veranda posts and a different one for the walls alongside the entry and garage (which are not actual house walls - see plan below)
There are structural and cost issues if the same type of stone is used across all the stone features, but hubby insists they MUST all match up. I disagree and don't see why they can't be different.
I'd love some opinions please.
Below are some of the options I am considering.
For feature wall type 1 - lounge room wall:
with one of these options for feature wall type 2:
I can use the type in the last image across all walls, but it is a manufactured stone and not as realistic as the other choices and it would imply about 40% higher cost for labour as it requires extra insulation and a supporting substrate on the lounge wall.