Have you been dreaming of home improvement projects lately? If you’re like most people, the bathroom is probably high on your list of remodeling priorities, and it’s a great place to start because chances are you have a spare bathroom you can use while the project is ongoing. When planning out a bathroom remodel, consider that marble thresholds can offer a chic and modern look in an often overlooked space.
While full marble floors, sinks, and other features may be out of the budget for many homeowners, a marble threshold can give the same opulent effect with considerably less maintenance, all while remaining inexpensive and easy to install.
Though only a minor detail in the overall scheme of things, a marble threshold provides an elegant, if sometimes subliminal, touch. Whether your visitors notice the fine colors, veining, and texture, or simply catch a glimpse out the corner of their eye, the marble threshold remains a popular and striking design feature in many modern and historic homes.
When choosing a marble threshold for your bathroom renovation, there are two factors to consider: color and size. Many homeowners choose a neutral color that matches the color of their flooring, but for a bolder look, colors that match accents, trim, or other details may provide a modern and sophisticated look. As for size, most marble thresholds average between 2 to 4 inches in width, 30 to 36 inches in length (the width of most standard American doorways), and ½ or ¾ inches thick. Be sure to do your research and select the best marble threshold for your project, as any adjustments you need made will need to be done by a professional.
As mentioned, installing a marble threshold is a very simple task. There’s no need for an expensive contractor when first-time DIYers have installed them and saved themselves hundreds of dollars. For tools, you’ll need a trowel, a straight edge, a utility knife, and some caulk.
Now you can begin the installation process, similar to the way you might lay tile—just check online for some tutorials or how-to videos. With these basic tools and a little elbow grease, your marble threshold will be wowing guests—and maybe even yourself—in no time!