Blog Posts from Northstar Granite Tops

Slab by Slab: The Granite Countertop Selection & Installation Process

| | Granite, Kitchen Countertops, Tips

Congratulations! So, you have decided to update or remodel your kitchen. The first step? Selecting new, beautiful kitchen countertops. The countertops are the focal point of your kitchen, effecting both the overall style and value of the room. But, where and how do you begin? As an expert fabricator and installer of kitchen countertops in Plymouth and the surrounding areas, we’d like to provide a complete rundown of the selection and installation process to help you on your way.

We understand choosing new kitchen countertops can seem overwhelming. But we hope, with our expertise, to show you it’s not only easy but can be fun as well! And, when you’re ready to get started, contact the experts here at Northstar Granite and we can help you get started selecting your new, beautiful kitchen countertops!

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Start By Doing Some Research

The internet is not only a good place to learn about which materials work best in given areas of the home, but it is also a good place to start viewing materials. Our Stone Types page describes many types of stone and where they are generally used in the home.

Visit the Showroom

After you’ve done a little research online, stop by our showroom to see the stone slabs in person! This can help you really envision how your new kitchen countertops will look in your home. You can even bring paint swatches or samples of your cabinets or appliances to make sure everything looks good together.

At our showroom you will be able to see samples of available stones as well as learn about pricing. Of course, the price will differ depending on which stone you choose, the edge profile etc.

Get Your Free Estimate

We suggest you request a quote once you have identified a color or two. Submitting a drawing is an important part of getting a quote from us, and our Quote Request page walks you through that process. The more information you provide at this point, the more accurate your quote will be.

Once you receive your quote back from us, review it carefully to ensure that it reflects what you want.

Down Payment

Once you have made your final stone selection and received our updated quote we are ready to proceed with production of your kitchen countertops. All we need before templating and fabrication begins is a signed quote and down payment from you. Upon receiving both of those items, we will put your project into production and you will be enjoying your new kitchen countertops within two weeks!

Other Considerations

While all of this is going on, you should also be selecting your new sink, faucets, backsplash, etc. We will need to know how many holes to drill in the granite, and may need to see a specification sheet on the faucet and sink you choose. Also, decide if you would like to have a granite backsplash or new kitchen island to match your kitchen countertops.
We will walk you through everything, step by step.

Ready to get started finding new kitchen countertops for your Plymouth area home? Get in touch with Northstar Granite Tops today at (320) 963-8677 or Request a Free Granite Countertops Quote!

The Many Sides of Granite

| | Granite

Everyone knows granite makes a great choice in countertops. Granite is one of the most durable, versatile materials that you can have in your home. And, over the years, granite countertops have become the most popular and most coveted material in kitchen and bathroom countertops. That’s why, when looking to install new countertops, granite should be at the top of your list. But, maybe you’re interested in a specific look like a farmhouse style kitchen or a mid-century style charm. Granite countertops come in many colors and styles, providing many different looks, styles and trends. As experts in granite countertops for Minnetrista and the surrounding areas, we know a lot about the many facets of granite. And, we’d like to tell you more about it and why we think it can be the right fit for your kitchen.

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Did you know that granite is often described as the chameleon stone? The appearance of your granite countertops can shift slightly to reflect any décor you add or replace in your kitchen. The counter will look different against a stark white backsplash than it will against a dark tile one for example.

Granite countertops come in an incredible variety of colors including, browns, tans, greens, blues, white, black, beige, red, gold and more. And, it is important to remember that granite in the showroom can look different than granite online or in your home.
While most people are familiar with the little flecks of color in granite countertops, many homeowners do not realize that granite is actually available in a few different patterns including:

Marbled. Get that farmhouse look with marbled granite! Marbled granite looks just like marble. It has smooth variances and different colors and textures that sweep through the stone.

Solid. Go for sleek and modern or mid-century with solid color granite. These granite countertops are just as their name suggests, a solid color like black and offers a clean look you’ll love.

Speckled. This is what most people think of when it comes to granite countertops. Speckled granite usually has a variety of colors within it making it pair nicely with stainless steel appliances and hardwood cabinets.

With so many choices, it might seem difficult to make a decision. But, with help from Northstar Granite, we can help you find the right granite countertops for your unique home!

Ready to get started finding new granite countertops for your Minnetrista home? Get in touch with Northstar Granite Tops today at (320) 963-8677 or Request a Free Granite Countertops Quote!