When creating a custom bathroom or completing bathroom renovations, it can be easy to fall into the trap of fixating on small elements rather than large elements. Whether you are completing the project by yourself or whether you have enlisted the assistance of a professional designer to help give you the bathroom renovations you have always dreamed of, it’s important to take a look at some of the bigger elements in your design first so that the smaller details will look coordinated next to one another. You will find that you are much more successful in your design plans, or in expressing your renovation plans to others, when you have a more general idea at hand that can get more specific as you collaborate with your spouse, your designer, or just the guy at your favorite hardware store.
One of the elements that are very important to consider during the planning stages of your bathroom renovation is the counter top. Think about it for just a moment: the counter top covers a large surface of the area in your bathroom, and therefore has a huge influence over the aesthetic feel of the entire rest of the space, from the ceiling to the bath finish to the style of the sink. Often, people consider what will happen to the counter top to be an afterthought, but really, when planned well and thought out in advance, the counter top offers a wonderful opportunity to display your good taste and sense of design flare.
Marble counter tops are one such way to enhance not only the beauty of your bathroom, but also the value of your home. When homes are assessed before selling or when it comes time to refinance, assessors take in a variety of high and low points to determine the current market worth of your house. One of the things they tend to look at is the counter top. Marble counter tops have long been a status symbol and a symbol of beauty. The material marble has artistic connotations that date back all the way to the Egyptian pharaohs and the Roman emperors, so it definitely makes sense that the more stylish homeowners up to the current day choose marble counter tops for their bathroom renovations.
In addition to being beautiful, marble is also versatile. Marble comes in a variety of different colors, ranging from white to a light pink to black. Virtually any color combination you can dream up for your bathroom renovation project can be inspired by marble, so why not work from the counter tops on the next time you have a custom bathroom built in your home?
Marble is very easy to clean. With the right products – readily available at any ‘big box’ store – you won’t notice the difference between caring for marble over any other type of surface in your home. And, let’s not forget: marble is extremely strong and durable. Marble, when taken care of, can last several years and even decades in your home. Depending on the state of the marble, several generations may easily be able to enjoy the fixtures you are putting in your bathroom right now! Isn’t that a beautiful thought?