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. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 600 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
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    Year built: 1950
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  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,014 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 1
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  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
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  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,284 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
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    Home size: 1,738 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
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  8. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,030 sq ft
    Year built: 1950
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,172 sq ft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Owner
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  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,427 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,571 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
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  12. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,499 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,490 sq ft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 764 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
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    Home size: 1,024 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
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Sandy Springs Homes for Sale

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,260 sq ft
    Year built: 1991
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  2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 732 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
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  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Year built: 1991
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  4. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 1
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  5. 7 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,168 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  6. 8 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 7,800 sq ft
    Year built: 1978
    Square foot source: Owner
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  7. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,054 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,128 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
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  9. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,173 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 3
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  10. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  11. 4 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,815 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
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  12. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,324 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
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  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,456 sq ft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,203 sq ft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,680 sq ft
    Year built: 1967
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Marietta Homes for Sale

  1. 5 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,900 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
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  2. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 6,540 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
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  3. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,230 sq ft
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 2
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    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
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    Home size: 2,207 sq ft
    Year built: 1979
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  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,404 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
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  7. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,718 sq ft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,411 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 3
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  9. 6 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,862 sq ft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
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  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,452 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
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  11. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,437 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 3
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  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,764 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
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  13. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,196 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
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  14. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,666 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
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  15. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,733 sq ft
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Alpharetta Homes for Sale

  1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,380 sq ft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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  3. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,390 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,352 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,986 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 3
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  6. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,950 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
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  7. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,877 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,638 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,500 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
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    Home size: 1,184 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
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    Home size: 3,300 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,856 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,490 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,490 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,760 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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Roswell Homes for Sale

  1. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,500 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 3
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  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,462 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,259 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,120 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,044 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 1
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    Home size: 2,292 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  7. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,109 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,762 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 3
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  9. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,855 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
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  10. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,257 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,634 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,224 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,169 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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Lawrenceville Homes for Sale

  1. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,348 sq ft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,649 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 1
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,804 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,604 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,933 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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  6. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,935 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
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  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,215 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,913 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 5 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,176 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,575 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,903 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,388 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,207 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,260 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
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