Why Luxury Kitchens Must Have Granite Countertops

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Why Luxury Kitchens Must Have Granite Countertops

If you’re designing a brand new luxury kitchen, then there’s only one real choice when it comes to worktops. This is, of course, granite. But what exactly is granite?

Granite is a type of igneous rock which was formed naturally millions of years ago. It can be found across the world, with each quarry producing its own unique stone. Variations in color and pattern mean that no two pieces are ever the same. This is why granite would make an especially unique and eye-catching addition to your kitchen.

No other material offers quite the same level of luxury, as is evidenced by its use in luxury homes and hotels around the world. An elegant and exclusive material that is always in vogue, granite has been favored for its unique and durable qualities for centuries. The ancient Egyptians, for example, used it extensively in the construction of their monuments and even their pyramids!

Granite remains a popular choice for luxury homes to this day, as it is an ideal material for worktops in kitchens and bathrooms. In kitchens especially granite really comes into its own. This is because it is incredibly durable and long-lasting, as well as being heat resistant. This means that hot pots and pans can be left on it without any fear of causing lasting damage. Granite is also extremely easy to maintain, needing no special cleaning process.

As well as being durable and easy to care for, granite also looks extremely eye-catching. A large part of its appeal comes from its completely unique nature. The naturally occurring patterns within granite (mottled, speckled, colored) mean that your work surfaces will be entirely exclusive to your home. This diversity of pattern also means that there is a huge range of granite available to choose from. It comes in an array of colors, as well as a range of patterns, meaning that you can always find a piece to fit your personal style.

When selecting a piece of granite for your work surfaces, it is useful to think about the style of kitchen you are aiming to create. Are you going for a modern, clean-cut style? If so, perhaps you favor the monochrome look. If this is the case, then granite in black looks fantastic – especially with eye-catching white flecks. If you are hoping to create a Mediterranean or farmhouse-style kitchen, then perhaps a warmer color will work better for you – a range of browns and reds are available. It’s also wise to think carefully about how the granite will match your kitchen units – brown granite surfaces might not look so good if you have a lot of pine cupboards, but a green or cream color could really ‘pop’!

For inspiration, why not browse websites such as Pinterest, where a simple search for ‘granite kitchen’ will bring up hundreds of images to give you ideas. Even better, you could visit a showroom to look at the range of granite that is available. As every piece is so unique, it is worth looking carefully before you buy to ensure you source the piece that’s just right for your new kitchen.

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Matt Morley is the Director for the leading stonemasons in Essex – Medusa Stone. Based in Basildon, Medusa Stones makes and fits stone kitchen worktops.

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  1. 5 beds, 5 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 6,783 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 3
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  2. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,529 sq ft
    Year built: 1955
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,426 sq ft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 793 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
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  5. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,563 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 1
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  6. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Year built: 2008
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  7. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 797 sq ft
    Year built: 1964
    Square foot source: Mgmt Company
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  9. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,558 sq ft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  10. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 790 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
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  11. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
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  12. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,798 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 1
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,082 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 1
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  15. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,162 sq ft
    Year built: 1950
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Sandy Springs Homes for Sale

  1. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 947 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 1
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  2. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,236 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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  3. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,702 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  4. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Developer
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  5. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Developer
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  6. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Developer
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  7. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,715 sq ft
    Year built: 1972
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  8. 7 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,576 sq ft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  9. 4 beds, 3 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 3,033 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  10. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,348 sq ft
    Year built: 1956
    Square foot source: Builder
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  11. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 2,376 sq ft
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  12. 7 beds, 7 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 15,035 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  13. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 803 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  14. 5 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 5,923 sq ft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  15. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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Marietta Homes for Sale

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,824 sq ft
    Year built: 1981
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  3. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,570 sq ft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,224 sq ft
    Year built: 1941
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  5. 7 beds, 7 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 10,911 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
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  6. 7 beds, 8 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 8,693 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
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  7. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,240 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,018 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  9. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,583 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  11. 5 beds, 3 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,712 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,036 sq ft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,825 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,825 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,809 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
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Alpharetta Homes for Sale

  1. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,540 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  2. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,684 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
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  3. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,787 sq ft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,207 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,222 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  6. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 10,038 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  7. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,790 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  8. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,896 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,625 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,610 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  11. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,623 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,080 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  13. 2 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,524 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  14. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,624 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  15. 6 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 4,656 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
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Roswell Homes for Sale

  1. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,719 sq ft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  2. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,864 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,296 sq ft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  4. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,360 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,395 sq ft
    Year built: 1965
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  6. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,723 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  7. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,689 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  8. 7 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,094 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,249 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  10. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,560 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,485 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,681 sq ft
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  13. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,870 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,697 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  15. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,829 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraisal
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Lawrenceville Homes for Sale

  1. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,675 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 2,375 sq ft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,780 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  4. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,146 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,080 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  6. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,486 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  7. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,062 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,658 sq ft
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,590 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  10. 7 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,075 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  11. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,315 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,740 sq ft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,748 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Tax Record
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,145 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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