How to Choose the Perfect Slab for Your Granite Countertops

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If you’re having granite countertops installed in your Minnetonka home, then you know one of the most exciting (and stressful!) parts is choosing the perfect granite slab. You want to be sure it matches your kitchen and suits your own personal tastes and style. So how can you be sure you’re picking the right granite countertops for your home? We have a few suggestions.

Visit Our Showroom

When you are picking out granite countertops, you should definitely see the granite slabs in person before you buy. That way, you can see firsthand the granite slabs you have to choose from. If you just see the slab online or in a picture, it can be difficult to tell what the true colors or patterns are. Seeing it in person can help you decide what colors and patterns you like best.

Bring Samples

It is very important that you bring samples of the cabinetry, paint, flooring, kitchen appliances and other features of your kitchen. That way, you can compare the granite slabs to the other aspects of your new kitchen to ensure that everything matches. You don’t want to get a granite slab fabricator only to get to the installation part and realize that it clashes with the rest of your kitchen! Making sure your granite countertops match the rest of your kitchen right from the get-go can save you time, money and a lot of hassle in the long run!

Consider Your Lighting

Is your kitchen usually lit by natural light, or do you rely on artificial lights? More than likely, you use a combination of both depending on what time of day it is. So you should definitely keep your kitchen’s lighting in mind as you are selecting your granite countertops. Think of where the counters will be in relation to windows, overhead lighting and other sources of light. Make sure that the lighting illuminates your granite countertops in a flattering way that does not detract from your kitchen’s overall look.

Ask Questions

If you are unsure of any part of how to choose the best granite countertops for your kitchen, just ask us for guidance. While we can’t make the decision for you, we can certainly help guide you in the right direction and give you our expert opinions.

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