My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
The homeowner considering the installation of marble counter tops may be drawn to marble due to its endearing beauty and exquisite appeal. Marble is a natural material, giving it a unique flavor in every home it is in. Get the most enjoyment from marble by considering these facts before installation.
Have You Considered Color?
Marble comes in several natural colors like pink, white, green, yellow, black, and white. The colors of marble can be in various shades and designs due to marble's natural formation. When considering the color right for your kitchen, keep in mind the shades of color in one piece can be different from one another. For example, if you choose a green color, you may see both dark and light shades of green swirling together in one piece of marble. You can use both of these green shades in your decorating scheme to tie your kitchen's color scheme together neatly.
How Do You Use Your Kitchen?
If you cook a great deal and use the counter tops for slicing and dicing, you should know that marble is a porous material. Porous materials can soak up liquids. If you slice lemons on a marble counter top, the area you sliced them on will have a dull look to it afterwards. Cleaning off the dullness is not possible, because the lemon juice actually seeped into the marble's porous surface. Marble can also be scratched easier than some other stone counter tops because of its porous surface. You can apply special sealant to marble for reducing absorption, but over time, the reaction is still possible.
Are You Wondering About Affordability?
Marble choices that are rare, like pink marble, can be more expensive than other types of marble. However, when white or gray marble is chosen, you may be paying a lot less for it than other material used for kitchen counter tops. When considering the cost of marble counter tops, you might think about the expense of installation as well. If you are unsure about how to install marble, hiring an expert at it is the best option. Marble can be a gorgeous addition to your home, but only when it is properly installed. While it may be tempting to do a DIY installation, subsequent repair costs will add up.
Marble has been used for counter tops in kitchens and bathroom vanities for a long time because of its pristine appearance and durability. Marble comes in many designs, all naturally formed, so finding the one most pleasing to you should be done with care.