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Your kitchen or bathroom worktop is an important part of your space – if you get the choice wrong, you are not only left with a worktop for a good few years that you don’t really like, but you are also spending a large amount of cash on something that isn’t going to be worth it. For this reason, it’s important to do your research well ahead of time, to make sure you make the right decision from the get-go.
The material you choose in terms of your worktop is perhaps the most important choice, because you need to go with the option that fits your requirements. If you do a lot of baking, go for marble, because the cold temperature of the stone is ideal for this activity; if you use a lot of heat tools, such as hair straighteners in your bathroom, or pans in your kitchen, then go for quartz, because it is heat resistant and won’t stain. One particular stone which is still extremely popular, and has made up sides to it, is granite.
Granite is an ideal choice for either a bathroom or kitchen, because it is so hard-wearing. Provided granite is installed correctly, it shouldn’t need sealing again, and that means no cracks, breaks, or stains to contend with. In terms of your kitchen, this means you don’t need to worry about stains from wine, vinegar, or other strongly coloured sauces. For your bathroom, you know that if you put your hair straighteners down, you’re not going to see burns straight away; obviously, you should be using a heat resistant pad however, simply because this is what you should always do!
The second choice you have to make is obviously the design you want to go for. Grey is a great choice, simply because it is extremely fashionable, and is unlikely to head out of fashion any time soon. There are various shades of grey granite to choose from on the market, so you need to look at the rest of your décor to see which is the right one for you.
Dark grey hues look fantastic as an alternative to a sometimes too severe black shade, and that gives you a slightly warmer monochrome option. If you want to go for a more country cottage vibe, stick with a lighter grey, which is also a less high maintenance version of white.
As you can see, grey is very flexible, and it is for this reason that grey granite worktops are a fantastic option for both kitchens and bathrooms.
You need to give serious consideration to your work surfaces before taking the plunge and handing over cold, hard cash. You are stuck with your decision for a few years, and replacing it early is not exactly cost effective. Shop around, find the best deal for you, look at the pro and cons, and give some thought to how flexible you need your colour choice to be, for any future redecorations around it.
Grey is the ideal choice for this because it goes with most other colours, so certainly have this in your short-listing process, and check out the various different shades that are available to compliment the décor you are planning in your room.