We hear about Type A personality and Type B personality, but what you may not realize is that in many homes and families, there is a more practical person, and a person more interested in aesthetics. This is especially the case when it comes to projects like kitchen remodeling, or home building. One person is generally more concerned about the cost and practicality of their choices, while the other is more concerned about how things are going to look and work together in design and style. Thankfully, granite countertops can truly please both types of people when it comes to home design. There are plenty of practical reasons AND aesthetic reasons why granite is a great choice for countertops.
The Practical Reasons to Choose Granite Countertops
The number one practical reason that granite countertops are the best is they are essentially maintenance free. Yes, you’ll still have to clean them after cooking, but they don’t require special fancy cleaners, sealants AND they are non-porous, so the risk of stains is minimal. Beyond that, they are near diamond-hard. So they are also scratch and chip resistant. Many styles of sinks can be accommodated as well.
Worried about using a man-made material in your home? You don’t have to worry about that with granite. Granite comes from the earth, created by nature. And the sealer that is applied by North American Stone is water based, non-polluting and uses no noxious chemicals or petrochemical solvents that could be released into the air or water. So granite is eco-friendly as well.
If you are worried about the cost of granite, it’s important to realize that while granite certainly isn’t the least expensive countertop option, granite does offer a fantastic return on investment and truly increases the overall value of a home. In fact, granite is becoming more of a standard in new home builds as of late, meaning that granite also comes in a wide range of pricing.
Now that we’ve covered the practical reasons to choose granite countertops, let’s discuss the aesthetic reasons to choose granite.
The Aesthetic Reasons to Choose Granite Countertops
Granite is simply beautiful. It provides a timeless look to kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor grilling spaces and even fireplaces. Granite comes in an astounding variety of colors and patterns and each piece is truly unique. No two stones are exactly alike since granite is created by nature. Each piece of granite contains beautiful and different specks, swirls, and veins which help to really customize a design. Beyond the varying surface colors and designs, there are different options available for the edges as well.
But the best part about choosing granite is that it truly complements so many kitchen designs. Granite can lend itself perfectly too all styles of design, from traditional to modern.
Why Choose Granite?
Granite provides an affordable, durable, and beautiful solution for your indoor and outdoor spaces that serves both a utilitarian and aesthetic purpose. If you are in the Rochester, NY area, feel free to stop by our showroom to see our astounding selection of in-stock granite. In the meantime, you can also check out our online images of granite selection here.