The right countertops can be the thing that makes or breaks your kitchen renovation. To ensure you always get the best products in the market and the best installation team available, trust Granite City Interiors with the job.
As a locally owned and operated company, our team has a variety of knowledge and service expertise to bring to yourt trends in the industry.
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The biggest decision to make when determining what countertop is right for you home is what material to choose.
The choices you make in the small details like edges, make a huge impact.
Choices in sink style and backsplash all make a significant difference to the finished space,
We’ll go through the various materials we have to choose from and the pros and cons of each.
For a user-friendly and beautiful option, granite is definitely your friend. It is almost completely heat resistant, so a hot pan can go directly on the stone without any concerns. Scratch resistance is another benefit, and cutting can be done directly on the surface if you so choose (although it’s not recommended, as it tends to dull knives). Maintenance is extremely low as well because most sealants used today last over 10 years on a high quality granite. Since granite is a natural product, you will always have a unique look thanks to Mother Nature creating no two rocks the same.
Below are some of the most common countertop edge styles and where they are most commonly used to help you make your selection.
This is a clipped, flat corner with a 45 degree angle. It is most often seen in contemporary design and is easy to wipe clean. Can be sharp for leaning elbows and hips if you love to dance while you cook.
This is the most popular counter edge variety as it compliments virtually any design style. It is perfect for a home with kids as it is easy to clean and the edges are fully rounded. It’s a classic, timeless look.
Use a deft hand with this opulent design detail. The special shaping is perfect for an extravagant space.
This edge is quite similar to an eased edge, except the curve is slightly more dramatic–this creates a softer, more traditional look.
This finish is a squared edge with “eased” corners. Complements a contemporary design scheme, but offers a softer touch perfect for little foreheads and is easy to clean.
As the name suggests, this is quite similar to a bullnose. The biggest difference is the bottom is cut on a straight edge. The advantage to this is not necessarily for appearance, but for use as spills will trickle straight down onto the ground versus following the curve of the edge to cabinetry.
Ogee edges look traditional and elegant with two curves which come to a point. There is some variance among manufacturers, but if you’re looking for a warm, decorative style, this is a great choice. Cleaning is a bit more time intensive due to the beautiful detail.
One of the most ornate options available, three small curves create a distinguished look. Reserve this element for islands, as it can sometimes be too busy if featured everywhere. It can be difficult to clean.
Our designers will help you choose a sink that fits the way you live and your style.
When limited on counter space, a single bowl sink will optimize the precious amount of square footage you have to work with and create adequate space for scrubbing or filling large pots and pans. These sinks can also come in large sizes which some individuals prefer simply for ease of use. Prices vary based on size, need, and materials.
Just as the name indicates, installation of this sink type happens underneath the countertop and it is affixed below out of sight. This method is best suited for solid surface countertops like marble or granite. This is generally a more expensive sink type; but the clean aesthetic, easy clean up, and reclamation of some counter space make the investment worth it for many homeowners.
For multi-taskers, this sink type offers great flexibility. Soak dishes in one side, while scrubbing vegetables in the other; or make wash-rinse-dry a much easier process for handwashing. Cost-wise, these are often more affordable or at least comparable to single bowl sinks; the downside is many individuals dislike this option for aesthetic purposes.
Small, single bowl, stainless sink.
70/30 Stainless, double bowl.
Stainless kitchen Sink
Large oval vanity sink
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