The history of marble is nothing special. But what makes marble one of the most versatile construction materials? What makes it a favorite of architects worldwide and the preferred choice for most interiors? From historical sculptures to contemporary kitchen counters, marble has it all.
The story is no different for residential architects. Their love affair with marble has been going on for decades and there is no end to it. This metamorphic rock has transformed residential architecture with its beauty, versatility, and purity.
Marble is bound to be in today’s contemporary homes. Several residential architects try to incorporate it into the home’s design in limitations to not overpower the entire interior scheme.
So, how can this marvelous material be incorporated into your home?
Marble floors are famous in homes all around the world. Marble flooring paired with carpets, cushions, and other decorative elements adds classiness to any home. It requires low maintenance and appears even more chic and aesthetic if paired with neutral tones.
Marble floors are generally well-suited for warm areas. Since they offer a cooling effect due to their inability to absorb heat, they are a favorite among places that experience hot summers such as Iran and Spain. A downside to marble is that they are not suitable for colder climates.
Marble furniture might not be so common in households. But, imagine a small table in white marble for your breakfast nook. It would add the touch of sophistication that your kitchen might be lacking. Many residential architects and interior designers experiment with marble counters and a side table for the kitchen to create balance. Some favor using dark marble in a neutral kitchen to add a splash of focus to the interiors.
Investing in a well-designed kitchen also helps add value to your home, and incorporating marble could play a part in that. Over the years I have realized that marble appeals to homeowners in one way or another. And for them, having marble in their homes becomes a must.
Today, you might find marble kitchen countertops in many homes.
Marble countertops in the kitchen are a statement. They are durable, easy to maintain, and offer a long service life. The unique lines and veins that marble presents on its surface are what makes it the perfect functional yet aesthetic element for a neutral kitchen.
One of my clients, used light grey marble with white veins to offer a slight aesthetic imbalance. Their kitchen was in neutral tones of grey and a slightly darker marble kitchen island added that spark.
In some cases, homeowners do not want to incorporate large volumes of marble in their homes. They want something minimal. And that is where marble aesthetics come into play. These could be anything from a marble vase to a marble side table or even a table lamp with a marble base.
What matters is how you want to decorate it. One of my clients requested to only use marble in their living room. I devised the room layout based on spatial planning around a marble centerpiece. A simple concept of putting marble as the focus and the room devised around it.
Marble in the Bathroom
Marble in bathrooms could be used in multiple places such as the vanity top, walls, and or floors. A splash of marble could brighten up the dullest of bathrooms. Marble has a two-tier function for the washrooms. Not only do they offer aesthetic appeal, but they are also easy to clean.
Marble is the All-time Classic
As you might have read up until now, marble has a place for every space and niche in your home. You might just wish to decide how you want it there. Whether you want to create a small impact by using big accents or a big impact through small accents, marble is the all-star for your home.
Benefits to Using Marble in Your Home
- Marble offers a unique appearance.
- Marble has a graceful aesthetic appeal that uplifts the elements of your home.
- Marble maintains better value than granite.
Drawbacks to Using Marble in Your Home
- Marble is expensive.
- In some instances, marble may deteriorate over time.
So, now that you have a clear idea of how marble can be incorporated into your home, would you go for it? Residential architects are the ones who would recommend how to use this versatile material in your home’s design.
Marble brings with itself, centuries worth of culture, history, and class, and your home might be missing just that one statement piece.