How to Use Marble in the Kitchen

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We've recently mused on marble's staying power, but in the kitchen the material always feels like a natural fit. These five homes show that the striated stone is apt for applications far beyond the traditional countertop, with marble-clad backsplashes, islands, and even walls.

Modern home with Kitchen, Pendant Lighting, Marble Counter, Wood Cabinet, White Cabinet, Wall Oven, Range Hood, and Refrigerator. Alter integrated wood from the original bungalow into the kitchen and covered the island in Carrara marble. New appliances include a Wolf range, a Broan hood, and a Miele oven and refrigerator. The Fucsia pendant lights are by Achille Castiglioni for Flos, and the benches are from RAD Furniture. Photo  of How to Use Marble in the Kitchen

In Austin, Texas, Alterstudio Architecture updated a 1920s bungalow with a modern addition and marble-clad kitchen. New appliances include a Wolf range, a Broan hood, and a Miele oven and refrigerator. The Fucsia pendant lights are by Achille Castiglioni for Flos, and the benches are from RAD Furniture.

Alter integrated wood from the original bungalow into the kitchen and covered the island in Carrara marble. New appliances include a Wolf range, a Broan hood, and a Miele oven and refrigerator. The Fucsia pendant lights are by Achille Castiglioni for Flos, and the benches are from RAD Furniture.

Molineus designed all of the storage units in the apartment, including the lacquered medium-density fiberboard cabinets under the kitchen sink, which is outfitted with a Vola faucet. Photo  of How to Use Marble in the Kitchen modern home

A chic marble kitchen is at the center of architect Johanna Molineus's 678-square-foot central London flat. Molineus designed all of the storage units in the apartment, including the lacquered medium-density fiberboard cabinets under the kitchen sink.

Molineus designed all of the storage units in the apartment, including the lacquered medium-density fiberboard cabinets under the kitchen sink, which is outfitted with a Vola faucet.

Modern home with Kitchen, Marble Counter, White Cabinet, Concrete Floor, Wood Cabinet, and Pendant Lighting. The entire living and dining space features tough polished concrete floors. The architects intentionally contrasted the darker concrete and veneered pantry against the neutral white walls and marble. This color play runs through the renovated areas. Photo  of How to Use Marble in the Kitchen

In Melbourne, Australia, Mitsuori Architects renovated and expanded a heritage Victorian, giving it an elegant kitchen that's totally today. The darker concrete and veneered pantry provide contrast against the neutral white walls and marble. This color play runs through the renovated areas.

The entire living and dining space features tough polished concrete floors. The architects intentionally contrasted the darker concrete and veneered pantry against the neutral white walls and marble. This color play runs through the renovated areas.

In a classic Berlin building, Bruzkus Batek Architects made copious use of Nero Marquina marble from the kitchen countertops to the living area, where a strip of the black stone wraps dramatically around around the room. Photo  of How to Use Marble in the Kitchen modern home

In a classic Berlin building, Bruzkus Batek Architects made copious use of Nero Marquina marble from the kitchen countertops to the living area, where a strip of the black stone wraps dramatically around around the room.

Modern home with Marble Counter, Light Hardwood Floor, Wood Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Range, Marble Backsplashe, Drop In Sink, Dining Room, Table, and Chair. For the kitchen, American cherry wood was used to create cabinets that establish a warm and sturdy tone. Each piece of lumber was purchased at auction by the Brillharts and stored in New Hampshire, before being shipped to Miami and milled on site. The wood island is painted black to provide a point of visual contrast. Photo  of How to Use Marble in the Kitchen

In this downtown Miami bungalow, Himalayan marble—used generously on the backsplash and island—and stainless steel appliances lend a clean and cool sense of modernism to a structure inspired by midcentury tropical architecture.

For the kitchen, American cherry wood was used to create cabinets that establish a warm and sturdy tone. Each piece of lumber was purchased at auction by the Brillharts and stored in New Hampshire, before being shipped to Miami and milled on site. The wood island is painted black to provide a point of visual contrast.

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