Are you dreaming of refreshing your kitchen with a new style of granites but you are confused and stressed with the process of choosing the right granite type for your kitchen? You will need to look for further information about granite options, features, materials, pros, and cons of different type of granites and other features that will affect your choice.
To be able to select the best granite for your kitchen requires knowledge and it is actually a big deal but once you started out your project there will be lots of fun and the process itself is exciting. if you make the right choice you will obtain decent granite that will serve you for years, you will update your style and improve your kitchen’s functionality. The right selected granite will add significant value to your kitchen. But you will face some obstacles such as wrong information on the internet or incomplete, conflicting and confusing ideas. When you start browsing through the internet you need to look for the features, performance, installation, and maintenance of the granites.
Having installation granite countertops is a big decision and on top of that, it is a large investment. If you make it wrong you will waste your money on nothing because once it is installed you can not reinstall it easily. If you want to start the process of installing, the best way to be fully prepared is doing a research. And the internet is a great way to start by yourself.
The very first thing to do is determining your taste because if you have a granite that doesn’t suit your needs, you will hate it at the end. Is your granite needs to be stable or moving, light or dark color, what you have in your mind, under mount or top mount, has straight lines or right angles or more detailed? Ask yourself before visiting showrooms and internet sites and follow these steps to define your best granite.
Size: If you choose a large granite it will overwhelm your kitchen. So the size of your kitchen is an important factor to pick a right granite. If you have a small kitchen you need to make changes to make your kitchen look bigger. Light-colored granites will be the best option because light colors add extra space look. For the same result, you can use dark color granites with a light vein in a medium or small kitchen. Patterns also help you to obtain the same results if you use it right. While marbled pattern forms are best for large kitchens, smooth patterns work well for the small kitchen.
Visit Showrooms: There will always be granite options that you can not know before exploring the showrooms. Because pictures can be deceiving, in reality, everything is different. If you have decided on cabinets or if you already have cabinets, pick a granite color that matches with your cabinet color. Ask for samples from your contractor or seller.
Color: When it comes to choosing a color there are tons of options that you can be lost inside. If you equip yourself about the basic information colors and its effects you will be able to pick the right color for your kitchen. You can eliminate the options and pick more than one color and ask for the samples for these colors. Take your time, go home and see which color suits your taste, test it with your eyes and ask for opinions for someone else because the second sight is always beneficial over deciding. There is also another option that you can match your granite color with your floor. You either can have a contrasting color that matches with your cabinet or floor. To have a dramatic effect on the kitchens with a white or light cabinetry you can choose gray and black color granite. If you want something that matches with almost everything you can pick brown or beige color granite. When you look from the outside of the kitchen, if the granite you choose fits perfectly to your kitchen, that means you are on the right way.
As you consider the right color of granite for your kitchen, there are two main ways to pair the granite. The first way is matching the primary color of the granite and the second way is matching the marbling and veining. If you have white cabinetry, or in some cases espresso cabinetry, you can pair it with the brown or gray and black veining so you can have cohesive look.
Solid patterns are popular such as white and black for those who want an easy match with decor and appliances. No matter what your kitchen size is, it will work for all type of kitchen. For example, speckled granite has a great deal of variation in the texture and color of the stone. If you want to compare your cabinet color with the granites at the showrooms you can unscrew any cabinet parts and take it to the granite retailer. Also, you can take your kitchen walls picture so granite retailers can give you tips to complete the pattern. Don’t forget to take pictures of your windows, curtains, flooring and other items such as appliances, decor, chairs, and artworks. All of them must be in a harmony.
Edge profile: Edge profile is the granite parts you touch mostly. That is why its shape is very important. There are many edge profile options that you can choose from. For example, if you have a modern kitchen, eased edge profile fit to your kitchen perfectly. Since eased edge profile doesn’t have any sharp edges it is totally harmless than other types of edge profiles, so people especially who have children and have a small kitchen should choose this profiles to prevent any incident. If you have a traditional style of kitchen you can prefer a bevel edge profile. Don’t forget for all type of kitchen there are edge profiles that you can find at the granite retailer. Tell your preferences and get offers from retailers and don’t forget to check more than one retailer to get different ideas.