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, 1 half baths
    Home size: 996 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
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  2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 895 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
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  3. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 1
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  4. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 986 sq ft
    Year built: 1958
    Parking spots: 1
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  5. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,152 sq ft
    Year built: 1949
    Parking spots: 1
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  6. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,120 sq ft
    Year built: 1950
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  7. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 543 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
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  8. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,281 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Owner
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  9. 6 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,876 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
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  10. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,656 sq ft
    Year built: 1945
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  11. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 779 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
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  12. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,376 sq ft
    Year built: 1909
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,423 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
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  14. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 505 sq ft
    Year built: 1967
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  15. 5 beds, 4 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 9,514 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 3
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Sandy Springs Homes for Sale

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,139 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
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  2. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,114 sq ft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  3. 6 beds, 7 full baths
    Home size: 6,150 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Square foot source: Builder
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  4. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,437 sq ft
    Year built: 1953
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Owner
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  5. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,552 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,050 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 1
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  7. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,621 sq ft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  8. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,164 sq ft
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,568 sq ft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 3
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  10. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,499 sq ft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 3
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,024 sq ft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,120 sq ft
    Year built: 1968
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,321 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Owner
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  14. 5 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  15. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,921 sq ft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
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Marietta Homes for Sale

  1. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,408 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,572 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,144 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,211 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,127 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
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  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,441 sq ft
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 1
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  7. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,080 sq ft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 1
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  8. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,094 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 3
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  9. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,216 sq ft
    Year built: 1973
    Square foot source: Mgmt Company
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  10. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,176 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 5 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,600 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 3
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  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,957 sq ft
    Year built: 1968
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,182 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,600 sq ft
    Year built: 1902
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  15. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,704 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
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Alpharetta Homes for Sale

  1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,024 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,046 sq ft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,792 sq ft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,723 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,749 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  6. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,346 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  7. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,384 sq ft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,844 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,916 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,876 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,208 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 3
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  12. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,460 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 3
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  13. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,066 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,552 sq ft
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,876 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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Roswell Homes for Sale

  1. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,124 sq ft
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  2. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,540 sq ft
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,704 sq ft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,245 sq ft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,431 sq ft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,717 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  7. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,934 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 6 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,317 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,642 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 1
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  10. 5 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,054 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 3
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  11. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  12. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,690 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
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  13. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,381 sq ft
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 6 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,008 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,350 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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Lawrenceville Homes for Sale

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,874 sq ft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,924 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
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  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,150 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,923 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,923 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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  6. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,476 sq ft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,874 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,884 sq ft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,852 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,372 sq ft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,490 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,768 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,106 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,631 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,812 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
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