When it comes to choosing surfaces for kitchen counters, vanities, tabletops, or even fireplaces, the average consumer is overburdened with an array of options. Some look elegant, some practical, some last forever, some are not at all functional for day- to- day living. Why not pick the surface that tackles all the advantages but limits the disadvantages?

Granite is the beautiful, durable, and affordable natural stone choice that adds character and warmth in whatever application you decide to utilize it for. Granite’s reputation for strength and durability is legitimate. It is known for lasting a lifetime. Granite is a highly durable siliceous stone. Compared to marble, it is more resistant to the acids found in lemons, vinegars, and cleaning products and usually will not etch. Granite is a flexible choice, because it can handle day- to- day conditions of a normal household.

Granite characteristics make this stone virtually scratch proof. It will not scratch even when directly cut on. Things such as keys, coins, utensils, and appliances have no chance at damage either. The characteristics of granite also make this stone heat resistant. Perhaps most appealing is that granite is a very affordable natural stone.

A truly beautiful natural stone with hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from, granite offers a sleek, rich feel. The colors and patterns vary from stone to stone. Your choice is original because no two counter tops are ever alike. Granite is at home in a country farmhouse as well as in a modern high rise. It’s all about the color and texture you choose. The choice of granite lends itself to creating a truly unique atmosphere.

Professional granite experts design a template from your present counter tops without removal. Your kitchen remains functional during the entire process. True granite experts have your project completed in as little as just one day, and reputable companies often provide a guaranteed 10- day turnaround from the time the installer enters your home to the time your kitchen, vanity, tabletop, or fireplace is fully completed.

Considering we price our granite starting with $39.95 per square foot in Level I,  many homeowners are able to replace their countertops in the price range of $2,000 to $3,000 for approximately 50 square feet up to a Level III.  With that said, there are 70 to 80 different types and colors of granite in those 3 levels, offering a vast selection from which to choose.  Combined with dismantle and disposal of your old countertop, sink and faucet, purchase of new sink, faucet and tiled backsplash, we often update your whole kitchen look for less than $6,000!

Keeping in mind that the average cost to fully remodel an average sized kitchen today runs between $25,000 to $50,000, it may be more affordable and smarter to simply retain your existing cabinetry (if they are in good condition), replace your existing countertop with some very interesting granite, coordinate new tile backsplash and install a nice undermount sink with high arc faucet to create the “new” look for your kitchen, at many thousands of dollars less than a full remodel!

(Maple cabinetry complimented with homeowners’ choice in Kashmir Gold granite, Vallelunga Livingston gold porcelain subway tile and ruby-colored/golden speckle studio art glass backsplash create a rich, though subdued visually pleasing appearance to this remodeled kitchen!  Call our showroom designers for free designs and consults; you’ll be pleased you did!)