There’s no doubt that granite worktops make any kitchen look stylish and modern. They make the entire space more elegant and pristine, and thanks to the array of colours and patterns available, they fit in with just about any design vision. But lately, we’ve seen many of our clients shyly ask, Is granite just for the kitchen?
Granite offers a lot of benefits. It’s one of the top choices when it comes to kitchen worktops. No matter what type of an idea you have for your future kitchen, granite worktops will always be a good fit because they:
- are durable
- offer stain resistance like few other materials can
- are natural
- are unique because no two granite slabs are the same
- can be quite affordable
- are resistant to scratching and chipping
- provide exquisite heat resistance (even at high temperatures)
Overall, it’s pretty clear why people are rushing to install granite kitchen worktops. But is the kitchen really the only place you can enjoy a bit of natural stone?
Granite Is Versatile
Granite, quartz, and marble are the most common natural stones that you can often find in the kitchen. Although each stone comes with its own benefits, there’s just something about granite that draws people’s eyes in.
It’s actually why most people opt for granite worktops when they are remodelling their kitchens. After all, granite is in high demand with good reason. Adding granite to your home can increase the value of your property. It might not increase it as much as adding a square foot or a few hundred would, but it’s still a good idea to incorporate it into your next remodel project.
But Is Granite Just for the Kitchen?
Picking materials for your home remodel isn’t an easy task. What’s trendy now perhaps won’t be in three or five years. That all-wood, boho, farm chic feeling that everyone is buzzing about will probably be nothing but history in two years. That’s why it’s vital that we make sound design choices and pick reliable materials.
Not that long ago, quartz wasn’t an option when it comes to worktops, and now it’s one of the most sought-after materials. Marble was fab and then drab several times over the last few decades.
Although trends change seemingly in the blink of an eye, granite can never go out of style. Just like marble countertops, granite is a countertop material that will always be the epitome of high quality. As far as natural stones go, granite worktops hit that sweet spot between marble and quartz both in terms of price and style, which makes granite the perfect countertop surface.
But does it strictly have to be a kitchen worktop material? Is granite just for the kitchen, or can we enrich our homes with granite in other rooms?
Of course we can! The best thing that granite has to offer is its versatility. It goes well with practically any other material, which means you can easily incorporate it into the existing design in almost every room in your house.
Granite Worktops in the Bathroom? YES!
Are you thinking, why even bother with granite in the bathroom? Well, think again! Granite bathroom worktops are just as favourable as kitchen granite worktops. Granite doesn’t change its form or function just because you decide to put it in another room in your house.
Aside from being extremely durable and versatile, granite also takes to new finishes quickly. Why does that matter to you?
Well, from time to time, people get the crazy idea (which we fully support) to remodel their homes. Not entirely, but they want to do something to breathe a bit of life into their now-dull houses and make them look fresh and modern again.
Most people in that situation opt for a bathroom or a kitchen remodel. With granite worktops (both in the kitchen and the bathroom), you don’t have to bother with a complete remodel. Granite takes to new finishes quite easily. That means that you can get your existing granite worktops refinished and get a completely different bathroom or a kitchen!
Of course, replacing your granite worktops in the bathroom won’t really have to be your main concern for years. The durability of this material will ensure that your worktops look the same even after many years of use. That’s especially true if you opt for darker granites.
What About the Dining Room?
A granite top dining table can completely change the way your entire kitchen and dining room look. Granite in the dining room isn’t exactly a new concept. It’s been in and out of design magazines for decades. And there’s a good reason for that!
Granite tables are sturdier and more durable than regular wooden tables ever could be. Paper may beat rock, but natural stone beats wood every time!
What’s more, granite doesn’t stain, and it’s waterproof. You can say goodbye to those pesky water stains that you moan about after every diner party. With a granite table (or any other natural stone table or worktop, for that matter), you won’t have any maintenance issues.
Of course, when it comes to cleaning and easy maintenance, quartz worktops are the absolute champions. However, granite, marble, and other natural stones don’t fall that far behind, so a granite dining room table is an excellent choice for anyone.
A Bit of Garden Granite
If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor cooking area, you should make good use of it. Cooking and entertaining in the garden are luxuries not many people can enjoy. But, if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it in style.
Your garden area can be easily spruced up with a granite countertop or a granite table. However, there are also numerous other ways you can incorporate granite into your outdoor area. Granite patios, pathways, flower pots — the options are endless!
Granite fits well into any outdoor space. It’s a natural stone, so it doesn’t feel as artificial or out of place as metal sometimes does. And, as we already mentioned, it’s more durable than wood. Outdoor spaces require resilient and long-lasting materials.
Stylish and Modern Home Office Granite
2020 saw a massive increase in the WFH population. The global circumstances led to all of us spending more time at home in general. However, those of us who had to work from home as well also had to find (and furbish) a suitable space for our home offices.
Spending more time at home led to a sort of a home remodelling craze that’s still on the rise. 55% of workers in the Uk worked from home, and 38% of those people wanted to remodel their home office space.
Since not everyone can afford a full remodel, people settled for getting a great (and, if possible, stylish and classy) work table. Granite work tables were among the top choices.
Although a granite worktable might not be your first pick, consider the following:
- you can spill coffee on it without worrying about stains
- it will be sturdy enough to handle all of your equipment
- it adds a bit of flair and makes your office look distinguished
- if you’re going to work from home, you might as well do it from a nice desk
Get the Granite of Your Dreams at Stone Marble Specialist
Is granite just for the kitchen? Absolutely not. In any shape and form, granite makes for a perfect addition to practically any room in your house.
You can put a hot pan on it, spill coffee all over it, use it as a worktop, bathroom counter, garden workstation, etc. With granite, the options are endless.
So why not add granite to your home? It’s a no-brainer. All you really have to do is pick a colour and pattern that works the best for you and your home and call the Stone Marble Specialist. We offer a wide variety of granite, quartz, marble, and other natural stone worktops and will be more than happy to help make your remodelling dreams a reality. So give us a call today, and let’s talk design!