You have just decided to remodel your old, tired looking kitchen after endearing it for the past 20 years. You want to update it with all of the latest appliances, conveniences, and cabinetry. Some of the other updates will include flooring, electrical, back-splash, window coverings, lighting, fixtures, plumbing, paint colors, and counter tops. All of these updates will require the help of a professional kitchen cabinet designer. Not only will the cabinet designer help you with the layout and design but they will be able to provide important information about all of the other items necessary to turn an ordinary kitchen into a dream kitchen.
One of the major decisions will be counter tops. There are so many different types of counter tops on the market today including laminate, tile, solid surface, wood, stainless steel and granite. The kitchen cabinet designer that you are working with has recommended that you choose a granite counter top. She tells you that it will be the best choice and that granite has a lot of excellent benefits. What are some of those benefits?
The first benefit will be added value. Granite countertops will add value to your kitchen and to your home. It will enhance a set of beautiful kitchen cabinetry with a crowning touch that makes your kitchen look expensive and elegant. Granite countertops are also tough and highly durable. You can do almost anything to a stone counter top without having to worry about scratches or burns. It is also extremely easy to clean because all granite counter tops have a special sealing coat that makes cleanup a breeze.
Your granite counter top will also furnish you with a natural stone look to complement your kitchen decor. True, you will pay more for a granite counter top as opposed to a standard laminate self-edge or cove-top counter top but it is money well spent. In fact, over time you will actually save money because laminate counter tops have a limited lifespan whereas a granite counter top lasts forever.
A granite counter top is more importantly a healthier choice because it will be free of harmful dirt and bacteria. When you spill something on your granite counter top it can be cleaned up quite easily. You will only require a minimum of effort to clean it. Simply wipe it down with a soft towel and warm water. If your stone counter top becomes damaged it is easily repaired. This means that your stone counter top is superior than a laminate top because a laminate top when damaged will need to be replaced.
A stone counter top creates a beautiful flat surface that you can utilize when making cookies or cakes. It is completely resistant to both cold and heat. You never will have to worry about accidentally putting a hot pot on the counter surface again. If you asked every homeowner who has purchased a new kitchen if they had a preference on which type of counter top to choose, they would all agree that a granite stone counter top is the best.