When you are remodeling your kitchen, one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is what material to use for your countertops. Some prefer the luxury of granite while others prefer the look and feel of a manufactured stone, like quartz. Your kitchen countertop in your MN home is definitely one of the most important aspects of that room, so you want to be sure you choose the best stone. Here are a few tips on how to make that decision. Keep in mind that each stone option has plenty of benefits. A lot of your decision-making will be based on your own wants and needs. For example, if you have children, you might not want a white or light-colored countertop since spills are probably part of your everyday life. But if you have older kids or none at all and you are having darker cabinets installed, you might want light-colored countertops. Another aspect to consider is how much time you have to care for your kitchen countertop. Granite and quartz are both very easy to care for, which makes them an excellent choice for just about any kitchen countertop. Also think about the look you are going for. If you want a more consistent look to your kitchen countertop, then quartz might be your best bet. But if you want a kitchen countertop that has a more unique and one of a kind look, color or pattern to it, then granite might be a good choice for you. Take a look at any other parts of your new kitchen that you might already have picked out. If you have your heart set on a patterned backsplash, then you probably do not want a kitchen countertop that has an eye-catching pattern to it. Finally, while cost is probably a deciding factor as well, keep in mind that there are plenty of budget friendly options for both granite and quartz. Some of these stones are comparable in price to their more cost-effective counterparts. You should discuss your budget with us beforehand so we know what options to suggest and so we have an idea of what you would like to spend. Of course, we can help you decide on the best material for your kitchen countertop. Just call us or visit our showroom! Are you interested in learning how to have a lovely kitchen countertop installed in your MN home? Call Northstar Granite Tops at 320-963-8677 or you can contact us and Request a Free Quote.