Granite is an increasingly popular material for use in the kitchen. It is a hardwearing, versatile natural stone that is suitable for table tops, countertops, splashbacks, tiles, and many other areas in the kitchen. When you are looking at granite for your new kitchen or your kitchen refurbishment it is helpful to pay attention to colour, detail, and design features among other considerations. Here are a few pointers to help you choose the best granite surfaces for your kitchen.
1. Look at the Colour of the Granite
You may be under the impression that granite comes in grey or black, but this is not true. Granite is available in a wide variety of colours and shades, which makes it a versatile option for the kitchen, no matter what style your room. The first consideration you need to make when choosing granite work surfaces is which shade you are going to choose. If you want to create a classic, striking kitchen then black or white granite worktops are perfect. But if you want more colour in the kitchen then look at the overall colour scheme and pick a granite that is slightly lighter or slightly darker than the most dominant colour in the set. Take a look at these kitchen design ideas for more inspiration on using coloured stone in a kitchen. Many designers recommend that the units are darker than the colour of the floor for the best visual effect.
2. Get a Budget in Place
Once you have decided on the colour and tones you want to decorate with, take a look at a few prices from granite suppliers so you can have an idea of how much you are going to spend on your kitchen work surfaces. Granite is available in many different thicknesses, styles, and finishes, which can affect the cost. With a budget in place you can discuss your needs with the supplier who will be able to recommend granite surfaces within your budget.
3. Look at Where to Use Granite
For granite kitchen ideas, look at design blogs and websites. You will see various places where granite can be used in the kitchen. One way to use granite is on splashbacks and window sills. This is actually an inexpensive place to start as the areas are smaller and you can get the granite effect without spending a fortune. Granite sinks are also highly popular. And granite work surfaces provide a great base for your kitchen. They are hardwearing as well as being attractive and you benefit from a practical place to prepare and serve food.
4. Order Pre-Cut Granite
It is easier if you order granite specially pre-cut to your specifications as granite is not the easiest stone to work with, and it can be difficult to manage. A professional installation helps get your kitchen looking stylish and smart, and ensures that granite surfaces are expertly fitted to minimise problems in the future.
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