During the construction or remodeling of your house, there are always some materials that are left out and make their way to your garage.
Well, we are here to fix that.
As you know Granite and Marble’s stone have been one of the most go-to materials during the making of a house as they are solid, durable, reliable and make aesthetically pleasing home interiors. Granite is a light colour igneous rock, formed to be durable and heat resistant, it makes for an excellent home interior. Marble is a metamorphic rock. One thing about marble is its expensive nature due to its finite availability and timeless beauty.
Now to dispose of them or keep them away till you finally decide to abandon them forever is not realizing what you can make of them in the first place. Therefore, here are some of the clever ways you can use your leftover marble and granite stones which make them useful and aesthetically pleasing
CREATE AN EXTRA SPACE WITH THE STONES
Making the most of your leftover marble or granite is creating a slab or an extra space for your kitchen or bookshelf or anywhere where a wall is empty and you can install a shelf that showcases your family heirlooms or showpieces that make the room fuller and brings out the most of your space reflecting your personality. A home is all about your comfort space and being near to your loved ones therefore making your living spaces around that is important. The granite slab in the kitchen next to the main slab making an extra space for chopping or storing spices and pantry is as useful as it gets.
Granite shelves for book storing
Using the stones as a decorative showpiece itself is one of the ways you can utilize them if they are in lesser quantities or are in different shapes and sizes. Making the most of these beautiful stones there are a plethora of ways to reuse them as an artsy decorative piece. Here is an example for the same: add hooks and candle holder or stone holder
Making artsy decor from leftover marble and granite
USING MARBLE STONES AS ROLLING BOARDS OR SERVING TRAYS
Making the stone as a serving tray or using it as a rolling board for your kitchen can make an excellent DIY and a cheaper alternative to investing in new kitchen tools!
Marble has multiple uses in the hosting business. Many restaurant chains use such oddly shaped marble as serving trays for drinks and beverages. Utilizing a similar idea to your homes, using the same for your personnel bars and serving counters. Not only it is a sustainable alternative, but it is also trendy as well.
Chopping board made of granite
CRAZY MOSAIC TILES
Mosaic tiles are formed by chipping the leftover tiles that you have and placing them over white cement to make beautiful multicolored patterned tiles. These tiles are easily made from leftover marble or granite material that you already have in your house. These can be used to form many patterns and design styles. They are placed outside your house or garden arena or on the roof tiles. Easy to maintain and durable, these tiles are an evergreen addition to your spaces.
MAKE A SITTING SPACE
Questioning what you can do with large quantities of marble and granite in your home, making FURNITURE out of the stones highlights the different textures in your living space and reflects a modern turn to the traditional occupants in furniture uses. Have an already existing sitting space? Top it off with a layer of marble or granite to present it with a smooth finishing and luxurious appeal. Making a tabletop or utiliszng the marble or granite stone in your restrooms gives diversity to the room and separates spaces form each other giving them individuality.
Marble stone assemblage
USE THEM IN A PROJECT YOU HAVEN’T STARTED WORKING ON
Always wanting a fireplace? Or a patio? Or an outside garage space? Make use of the present materials as a stepping stone to your projects on the checklist. When it comes to redecorating your house during festivals or important functions like marriage ceremonies, you need all the money-saving additions that can save your wallet. Reusing the materials into a back wall for your kitchen or living room can make a huge difference in the appeal of a room and make sustainable use of the leftover materials.
Poolside patio made from marble and granite
MAKE WALKWAYS FOR YOUR FRONT YARDS
Make beautiful walkways and outside paths for your house and mark your territory. One of the most beautiful uses of marble and granite is making smaller pieces out of them and combining them with cement to make pathways and always outside your house. Here is an example of the ways you can utilize chipped in marble and granite for your homes:
Walkway made out of granite tiles
SURFACE TABLES FOR YOUR MAGNUM OPUS
Use marble or granite as a base for keeping other smaller things or pieces already existing in the room. it gives the place a bigger space impact with increased height and makes it look creative and detail-oriented. Using stones as a base material for Magnum Opus is one effortless DIY you can switch over to.
Marble is used as countertops
While gardening, one can find various uses of a stone that is water-resistant and sturdy. One of them is using the stones as earthen pot slabs that make a levelled up surface for the pots to be protected from still water and also prevents the soil from dirtying up the floor.
Make a tiled path from the leftover material or stone ridge for demarcating spaces and compartmentalizing your garden.
Marble stone slabs for earthen pots
DO IT YOURSELF PROJECTS
Making use of the stone for your mandirs as a Diya base or candlelight holder is an easy DIY That many have done before. You can also utilize the stones themselves for the mandir space or hold out materials for it. Similar to stone painting, painting or spraying granite and marble with bright colors and using them as model pieces for empty shelves or awkward spaces can make use of the marble and granite without even trying too hard for their purposeful uses. Make your living space with beautiful interiors with terrazzo tiles or mosaic finished floors
Marble being used as lamp holder(left) and wall art (right)
REGULAR PURPOSEFUL USES
Granite and marble stones can be used for regular functions of the household like windowpane stoppers or table levelling. They can be easily installed as colorful and bright mosaic stone build-up or pool tiles. The ideas are unlimited and you have to do is tap on your creative side to make useful décor ideas out of the rest. Making Terrazzo tiles from the marble stone into your homes with an easy DIY tutorial can make timeless design ideas.
Marble countertop side table
Utilizing the leftover granite and marble has multiple uses that are easy to apply and make way for delightful interior designs. If you don’t have enough of the material at home or want to buy such remnants, contact your local shops that sell such stones, they usually sell these at a lower price or may give them for free as throwing away such stones is actually expensive. To make the most of your materials try to incorporate them in the interior décor of your home and let them enhance the beauty of the house.