Marble evokes images of grand columns, soaring Old World structures, and houses of worship that date back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The Parthenon comes to mind, leading some people to believe that installing marble in their homes would be garish and unnecessary.
In reality, marble is a natural stone that can be used nearly anywhere in your home—from the kitchen to the living room to the bathroom and even your walk-in closet. It can be crafted in a way so that it fits naturally into your living spaces, complementing your design.
Consider the following when integrating marble countertops in your home, town home or condo:
Marble works well in the kitchen. Whether you’re installing marble countertops or marble tile on the floor, using marble in the kitchen makes a lot of sense. Kitchens are natural focal points for cooking, eating, and discussing the news of the day. Marble countertops add a touch of richness and elegance to kitchens that make them warm, comfortable spaces. One of the benefits of using marble in the kitchen is that it can be crafted to fit your style, whether it’s a classic, homespun look or something more contemporary. The only downside to marble countertops is that they require a significant amount of upkeep.
Marble can make your living room truly remarkable. It’s not frequently used as walls, but when a marble slab is installed as a wall in the living room, the space is instantly elevated to something special. Used as a fireplace surround, marble turns what would otherwise be an ordinary feature into a focal piece.
Marble turns bathrooms into spa-like spaces. From marble sinks to marble countertops to marble tubs and showers, this natural stone with subtle veining can transform a bathroom into an elegant, spa-like space. Some people have even installed marble walls in their bathrooms, so every time they retire to the bath, they feel as though they are relaxing in the lap of absolute luxury.
Marble in the closet is a great way to start your day. Imagine waking up every morning, showering in your marble-adorned, spa-like bathroom and then dressing in your closet, complete with a center island with marble countertops. It would surely be a wonderful way to start your day.
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