Blog Posts from Northstar Granite Tops

Make New Kitchen Countertops Your Next Home Improvement Project

| | Granite Countertops, Kitchen Countertops, Quartz Countertops, Stone Countertops

May is National Home Improvement Month, making it a great time of year to consider a kitchen remodel! And, when you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen, you will no doubt be considering new countertops. At Northstar Granite Tops, we specialize in kitchen countertops for Edina and the surrounding areas and know a thing or two when it comes to picking out the perfect countertops. Some of the most popular choices for kitchen countertops are granite and quartz so we’d like to talk to you about how to pick the perfect granite or quartz countertops for your unique kitchen. It can be one of the most exciting (and stressful!) parts of designing your home remodel. You want to be sure they match your kitchen and that they suit your own personal tastes and style. So how can you be sure you’re picking the right kitchen countertops for your home? We have a few suggestions to countertops

Bring in Some Samples from Your Kitchen

When looking for new kitchen countertops, it makes sense to bring in samples and swatches from your kitchen. Bring samples of the cabinetry, paint, flooring and your kitchen appliances. That way, you can compare the granite and quartz countertop styles to the other aspects of your kitchen to ensure that everything matches. Making sure your kitchen countertops match the rest of the room, cabinets and appliances from the get-go can save you time, money and a lot of hassle in the long run.

Stop by Our Showroom

When you are picking out new kitchen countertops, you should definitely see the countertop samples in person before you buy. That way, you can see firsthand the styles, colors and patterns you have to choose from. If you just see the countertops online or in a picture, it can be difficult to tell what the true colors or patterns are and how they look in different lighting. Seeing them in person can help you decide what colors and patterns you like best.

Talk to the Experts

If you still are not sure which kitchen countertops to choose for your home, it is always best to talk to the experts. The countertop professionals at Northstar Granite Tops are ready and willing to tell you all about the many countertop options we carry. While we can’t make the decision for you, but we can certainly help guide you in the right direction and give you our expert opinions.

Are you interested in learning more about kitchen countertops for your Edina home? Call Northstar Granite Tops at 320-963-8677 or you can contact us to get a Free Quote.

Let Me Count the Ways II: Why We Love Granite

| | Granite Countertops, Kitchen Countertops

We’ve been giving quartz a lot of attention lately. So we thought we would take some time to talk about granite, our namesake, and the many reasons this natural stone makes such a great choice for kitchen countertops. Granite has a wonderful history and is one of the most popular kitchen countertop materials on the market. At Northstar Granite Tops, we specialize in granite kitchen countertops for Plymouth and the surrounding areas and have given much thought to this wonderful material. Some may even say we are the local granite experts! So, here are a few things to consider the next time you are selecting a stone for your new kitchen countertops:

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Unique style. More people are catching on to how effortlessly granite kitchen countertops enhance a kitchen’s style and ambiance. And, no two slabs of granite are exactly alike, meaning every granite counter will look unique and unlike any other. Your granite kitchen countertops will always be unique to you and you’ll never have to worry about walking into your neighbor’s house and seeing your exact granite kitchen countertops.

Durability. With granite, you get a bold, beautiful look that is also incredibly durable and long-lasting.
As a matter of fact, with basic care and cleaning, your granite kitchen countertops could last you several decades. This makes them an excellent investment. And because of their timeless beauty, they will continue to look great for years to come.

Versatility. Thanks to its uniqueness and durability, granite is a great choice for homes and families of all sizes. It adds luxury and elegance to any kitchen and comes in a variety of colors and patterns meaning you are sure to find granite kitchen countertops to match your home’s unique décor.

Bacteria resistance. Granite’s natural resistance to bacteria makes it ideal for rooms like kitchens. You don’t have to worry about buying harsh chemicals to keep your granite kitchen countertops disinfected. This makes cleaning them and keeping them clean quite easy and your cooking area free of chemicals. Just wipe them down on a regular basis and clean up spills as soon as possible after they happen.

Easy maintenance. Keeping your granite kitchen countertops clean is easy! Wipe them down with a mild soap and soft cloth, rinse and dry them. That’s all! And depending on the type of granite you end up choosing, you may not have to reseal them either. We seal them once before we install them and that is probably all they will need for their entire life time.

Are you interested in learning more about granite kitchen countertops for your remodeling project? Call Northstar Granite Tops at 320-963-8677, or you can contact us and Request a Free Quote.