Selecting just the right granite for your kitchen is a personal choice; however , if you break it down logically the choice becomes less over whelming and a bit less complicated. I have got to admit that they're all so beautiful that occasionally it is just hard to decide.
- What are the benefits and disadvantages of light vs.: dark color granites??
- Should I go with tight grained or massive format patterns?
- Should I match or contrast the cabinetry or the back-splash, or the floor or the paint colour. ?
- What material is the best choice? Granite, Marble, Quartz or Soapstone Light versus. Dark colour granite
If your kitchen receives a lot of natural light, has huge windows and the house is receiving direct southern exposure light into the kitchen, you can get away with dark colour stones easier. If your lighting is limited and the kitchen is little, a dark colored stone will make the kitchen feel smaller and darker.
The decision is down to you. There isn't any wrong and right but consider the amount of light, the size of the kitchen and the current or selected choice of cabinetry and what you intend to do with your back-splash before falling madly in love with a counter-top stone choice.
Tight grain versus. Large format granite decisions
The tight grained stone are often inexpensive and uniform. Huge format patterns have veins and color difference and are typically dearer stone choices. The size of your kitchen can make or ruin the overall look.
A big format slab can be monumental but when cut into smaller pieces then installed in a smaller kitchen it tends to loose some of the expansive sweetness of the stone that's best shown off on big islands and visa-versa. To view a full slab go to your granite distributor.
Match or contrast the Cabinetry
I see many men come in to choose granite and they're fixated on matching the cabinetry as if they were getting dressed for work in the morning and needed to match. They appear heedless of the incontrovertible fact that the cabinetry isn't the only item with color in the kitchen but because they spent serious money on the cabinetry they appear to wish to match it. When you ask them what colour the floor, back-splash or walls could be it becomes obvious they're choosing one item at a time as opposed to seeing or picturing a finished kitchen and working toward that vision.
I recommend that you look at footage of finished kitchens that appeal to you and come up with ideas about the look you would like to create and start with a vision based on the size, shape and quantity of light you have in your kitchen and work with what you have got to maximise the final design. Start with a vision and then select the materials, textures and finishes to make that be the end product. Remember that you are not choosing an x-mass tree for the following couple of weeks; you're going to live with these selections of flooring, cabinetry, counters back-splash etc for years to come.
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