How Marble Can Enhance Your Home
Home improvement is a great way to increase the value of your home, especially in Singapore where your home can be the biggest asset you own. When it comes to boosting the monetary value and quality of your home, there is no other material as sought after amongst homeowners as marble.
Let’s take a look at the many ways you can incorporate this natural stone to enhance your home.
Nothing says luxury quite like marble flooring. Attractive, smooth and polished, a marble floor commands attention and is one of the first things that is immediately noticed when entering a new space for the first time. Their appeal isn’t just limited to their great looks either — marble floors are easy to clean and extremely long lasting. Plus, they do not absorb heat, making them cool to the touch and an ideal option for Singapore’s sweltering weather.
Perhaps the second most common area you might find marble being used to enhance a home is the kitchen countertop. The natural lines and patterns you get from marble makes for an aesthetically pleasing and visually stunning surface. Because of this, marble countertops are often the centerpiece of a kitchen.
If you’d like to add a bit of marble into your home but don’t want to commit to costly options like tiling your entire living room or commissioning a kitchen countertop, one of the best ways to make a bold statement with just a small amount of marble is to use it for your backsplash. This accent adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen and is easy to clean. And you get to look at something beautiful whenever you cook!
Whether it’s the sink, shower area or floors, using marble for the bathroom exudes elegance and luxury for an experience not unlike those found in expensive hotels. Marble in the bathroom is a timeless aesthetic all homeowners can appreciate. Out of all the rooms in a home, this is one where the use of marble can completely transform and elevate the experience. Take note, marble is naturally porous, so it is vital to keep up on sealing and maintenance when installing it in bathrooms.
For a marble-like look without the need for frequent maintenance, consider quartz tiles which are non-porous and designed to look like marble.
When we think of marble, we often envision huge ornate halls with tall ceilings and golden light fixtures. But marble in contemporary homes is more restrained, used in small doses to highlight and add a classy touch rather than overwhelm. Marble can be used to tile a dividing wall, or even as small furniture pieces like a stand, vase or tray.
Whatever you choose, incorporating marble in your home is a surefire way to increase your property’s value and add a touch of elegance. Hong Lee Building Materials carries a range of timeless marble tiles and accessories in all manner of designs, shapes and sizes.