When it comes to your home, your interior design can have almost as much of an impact on the value of the property as the block size, the suburb you live in, or the architectural configuration. Sometimes it is what is on the inside that counts!
When you have come across marble in other homes you’ve visited, you’ve probably noticed how it makes the home look more expensive and tasteful – provided they’ve chosen some suitable marble, of course.
Marble wall tiles designs are most commonly used for floor tiling throughout the home, although it can be used on walls, particularly in wet areas as well. Features in wet areas like countertops, sinks, and inlays are also common. For that extra touch of regality, marble features like statues, mirror frames, vases, etc. can also be used.
Marble doesn’t only make things look more expensive – stone floors are more expensive to purchase and lay than other types of flooring. Costs can vary depending on the kind of marble used, the quality and veining, the region it comes from, the size and thickness of the tiles, and the finish of the stone itself. Price can also vary from store to store, as like any other product.
If you are planning on redoing your flooring and wondering what to put down, then you can consider marble among your choices. Marble works well in some homes and not in others as a flooring choice, so it may be a good idea to have a trained eye look over your home to see if it will suit before going ahead and purchasing.
Marble flooring, if your home is right for it, will add lots of value to your home when it comes to resale time. This is also important to remember if you are looking to sell your home currently. You may be able to put your home on the market for a fair bit more than, say, your neighbour would be able to, because you have marble throughout. Of course, this also depends on the state of the property market, supply and demand, and how good your real estate agent is!
If you are considering selling your home and you have a premium residence, then it can pay to choose a real estate agent experienced in premium homes and boutique residences. Their experience with homes like yours should help to fetch a higher price than your run of the mill estate agent.
If you are interested in having marble in your home but don’t want to splurge on flooring at this point, then you can look to the kitchen or bathroom to see where you can incorporate marble. Many people like to renovate their bathrooms completely in marble: with floors, walls, countertops, sinks, and even in the shower. While it is easy to clean, you might just go for half marble or something in between when you go for your renovation.
In the kitchen, marble countertops add that luxe look and are popular throughout. If you don’t want to go the whole hog with marble wall tiles, then marble splashbacks behind the sink can be a nice matching touch.
Marble is a prestigious stone, no doubt, and can come attached with a high price tag depending on a number of factors. That being said, it does also add considerable value to a home, so the cost of installation may well be made up when it comes time to resell your home. And in the meantime, you’ll have a beautiful, classy home decked out in marble for everyone to marvel at.