Hi everyone :)
I have a small 1947 house, sided in white. The exterior toe kick (the vertical piece of wood below the doorstep) has rotted out, at both front and rear entrances, although the doorsteps are both fine, some wear but no rot. I was thinking of tearing out the remaining wood of the toekicks and replacing them with a small piece of stone - marble or granite - to add a little pizzazz to my modest dwelling. I also thought that it would be relatively inexpensive - my plan was to buy the stone at a stone seller's "boneyard." Are there any unforeseen problems with this idea? Also, if it is viable, what is the best way to attach the stone slab to the house? I ran the idea by a handy friend, she thought I'd have to drill holes in the stone and attach it to the house with screws or bolts.