There are many hot trends involving granite and marble slab that
can increase the value of your Toronto home.
Hot Bathroom Trends
One hot trend in bathrooms across Toronto involves turning
your bathroom into a home spa retreat. Stand-alone tubs are popular. If you
have the space, a nice, deep-soaker tub placed away from the wall, sink, and
toilet is a real selling feature for homes. You can use granite or marble slabs for a luxurious
floor or use them to create steps up to a raised tub.
Granite slabs are being used in the shower as well, to add
seats or extra shelving for shampoo and other necessities. These convenient
touches will make showering easier, especially if you’re not a morning person
and often find yourself crawling into your shower barely awake. Having
everything on hand—and a place to sit— can be handy.
Another blazing hot trend is the addition of a fireplace to the
bathroom. Imagine sinking into your tub with a glass of wine and a crackling
fire close by. It screams romance and relaxation. Marble is always an elegant
choice for fireplaces and mantles since firelight makes marble shimmer. Granite
slabs are also a good choice for a decadent feel. Not all structures permit
adding a fireplace in your bathroom, so it’s important to talk to an expert
before getting your hopes up.
Granite has reigned supreme in kitchens across Toronto for years. It’s durable,
stain-resistant, and extremely hard, making it a choice that will last for
decades if cared for properly. Marble is usually used for accents since it’s
such a high maintenance choice for the kitchen. It’s soft, stains easily, and
is prone to pitting if acidic liquids or foods touch it.
For years, homeowners have yearned for the beauty of marble
combined with the low maintenance of granite, and it looks like that wish has
finally come true. There are now types of granite that mimic the natural glory
and elegance of marble. You can find bold marble-like patterns and delicate
veining in granite slabs. Ask your fabricator or renovator to help you track
down the right kind of granite so you can enjoy the beauty of marble.
You may be worried that granite and marble are too popular
and will make your dream kitchen look like every other renovated kitchen in the
city. Take another look at the colours available and you’ll find a way to stand
out from the pack. You can use deep reds or mellow blues for more unusual
Always take the time to colour match what’s already in your
kitchen. Look beyond the walls and cabinets—be sure to consider fixtures,
curtains, and even how much natural light your kitchen gets. Dark colours may
need some help from a light countertop or one flecked with gold and white. If
your heart is set on black countertops, try updating the lighting in your
Granite and marble slab can help turn your Toronto bathroom
and kitchen into trendy rooms that increase the value of your home.