Expert hails benefits of granite in kitchens
Wednesday, 29th May 2013, Lucy Mccoy
The kitchen remains the 'most obsessed-about room in the house', according to washingtonpost.com and when it comes to remodelling, homeowners want 'more than just trends'.
While recent fashions have tended toward sleek and industrial designs, interior experts claim that a warmer, low-maintenance look is what's currently being sought.
Any home owner that wants a classy, inviting and value for money kitchen might do well to consider granite. This robust, hard-wearing material not only looks stylish but will last. What's more, the myriad colours and patterns will coordinate with any kitchen theme.
Home renovation expert Jean Nayar has extolled the benefits of granite, via bobvila.com, starting with its durability and natural beauty. The pros, she says, include the fact that granite is "acid-resistant, moisture-resistant and scratch-resistant". The variety of edge treatments is also a factor that makes granite so appealing.
A common misconception, however, she continues, is that granite is excessively expensive. If this were the case, why does it persist as one of the most popular countertop options? Compared with other alternatives, granite is quite inexpensive, especially when compared with marble.
"It's durable, easy to maintain and beautiful," Nayar concludes. "It's also a relatively simple upgrade in an old kitchen that will add value to your home should you choose to sell it."