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How to Create the Perfect Kitchen with Granite

Over the past decade, granite has grown to be the go-to choice for kitchen countertops. And for good reason. Granite is beautiful, durable and gives your kitchen a clean and sleek appearance. Thanks to its affordability and the many options of granite available, it’s easy to incorporate this natural stone into your kitchen. Read more about how you can create the kitchen of your dreams by choosing granite.

Kitchen Countertops

Give your kitchen a contemporary makeover by installing granite countertops in a polished finish. The smooth and shiny surface enhances the look of the stone with its mirror-like finish. River white and Kashmir white granite will brighten any dull kitchen and allow the space to appear more open. Opting for a more subtle hue of granite will coordinate nicely with your cabinetry. Cabinets painted in a wash of gray with gold-tone finishes bring out the natural notes of gray in the granite.

Kitchen Island

Who hasn’t dreamt of a big, beautiful island in the kitchen? A kitchen island with a granite overlay is not only modern but functional. If you’re a baker, the smooth surface of granite allows you to roll out the perfect pie crusts. Entertainers love the ambiance a large granite countertop creates in the room. The cascading effect of a waterfall edge (also known as risers) adds a sophisticated style to an everyday look. 

Choices of Granite Colors

Do you love the look of white, but desire something a bit bolder? Granite also comes in a variety of brown and black colors for those who want to take a trip to the dark side. Coffee brown and brown pearl pair wonderfully with natural wood cabinets. The combination of black, white and brown in brown pearl gives the granite a mosaic appearance while coffee brown appears as a solid color from afar.

Granite Finishes

Along with a variety of colors, granite is also available in an assortment of finishes. A finish is the application technique used to enhance the stone’s appearance. Popular finishing choices include: polished, honed and leather. Each one has its own distinct look as well as specific ways to maintain its appearance in order to prolong the material’s lifespan. Consult with one of our design professionals at Home Design Center about which finish is best your space! 

Enhance and update your kitchen countertops by going with granite! You love the natural beauty and durability of this stone for years to come. If you have any more questions about the benefits of granite, then contact one of our design professionals today at Home Design Center.

Let us be your home design center! We are located at 11746 Foley Beach Express, Foley, AL 36535. Come visit our in-store design center showroom where you can customize your dream home and renovations! Give us a call at 251-923-0073 for more information.

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