Counter Top Trends: Granite and Nature-Inspired Patterns

The natural look is definitely in, and it’s not going anywhere soon! Today’s new homeowners and kitchen renovation customers are looking for a definite style: a home that combines a natural look (perhaps even rustic or industrial) with both modern style and convenience. That’s why nature-inspired patterns are topping today’s current trends in kitchen makeovers.

When you consider the latest interior design trends, the most popular home décor colors, textures, finishes, and materials are inspired by nature. Homeowners want to bring the outdoors in, during all seasons of the year. And inspiration comes from everywhere: earth, sea, and sky.

Granite Countertops Offer Luxury and Versatility

Nature-inspired granite countertops afford the ultimate look of luxury while complementing virtually any décor. Many customers lean toward granite countertops (made from igneous rock) that show movement, including pronounced veining in both darker and lighter tones. Some homeowners opt for countertops with a metallic element added in, such as sparkles or metal flakes.

Stone countertops need to be aesthetically pleasing as well as multi-functional, standing up to cooking, craft projects, homework, housework, dining, and entertaining. Today’s nature-inspired granite countertops allow the homeowner to create an upscale appearance with both a personal and unique look.

Granite Countertops – Durable Plus Easy Care

According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, most homeowners desire the warmth and elegance that stone (granite, marble, quartz) offers. Homeowners are attracted to both the look and feel of granite countertops as well as their easy care, durability, and maintenance. And they are willing to pay more for the look!

Here are the main reasons that customers are choosing granite countertops today.

  • Durability
  • Easy cleaning and sanitizing
  • Stain resistance
  • Scratch resistance
  • Versatile
  • Design quality
  • Resistance to acids
  • Desired hardness

Plus, consumers are using granite in more than just traditional countertop applications. Customers are opting for higher-end features, such as a waterfall granite countertop, granite backsplash, or a granite feature wall (behind an open shelving display or to set apart their cook surface from the rest of the kitchen).

So, let’s put our design crew to work for you. How can we add the beautiful look of nature-inspired granite to your home?

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