For all of you interior decorating aficionados out there, remember that natural stone doesn’t have to be resorted to simply your kitchen or bathroom countertops. Any living space can be spruced up with the use of marble or granite, even the smaller and more intimate areas like a coffee table in the living room. It’s a great way to bring Mother Nature’s earthy touch into your living space and thus, give it more life. Here are unique ways in which you can incorporate life into your home.
A powder room is a small bathroom that contains only a toilet and a sink. They are sometimes called guest bathrooms or halfbaths. There is no shower or tub in a powder room, but they have the potential to usher in natural stone on their sink counter. You can accent this stone with a decorative mirror, lighting, and few natural-stone panels.
Just because it’s a kitchen island, doesn’t mean it has to be the long center one that you’d see on the Food Network. Kitchen islands can be smaller carts that are less than $200 and they can be supplemented with granite countertops. If you plan to dirty up this island with food prep, be sure to maintain it daily with granite cleaner and a consistent application of natural stone sealant. Granite Gold All-Surface Wipes® are a good way to conveniently wipe down these surfaces that work on all kinds of stone, even quartz.
The bedroom backboard is another outside-the-box area to place a natural stone remnant as an accent. It doesn’t have to be an expensive piece of stone either. You can use tiles or slabs that have bene leftover from a cutting session and create a colorful mosaic.
Furniture like a desk, night tables, coffee tables, or corner tables, can all use the eye-popping appeal of marble as well. Consider a home office, for example, where the desk sits against a wall. You can install natural stone remnants for backsplash accents here as well.
Natural stone is precious and the fragments leftover from cutting should not go to waste. Take them and harness your inner artisan to make works of art.