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Beautify Your Bathroom Vanity with Granite Vanity Tops

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May is National Home Improvement Month! And as you consider home renovation ideas, a bathroom remodel is likely at the top of your list. Once deemed as purely functional, the bathroom is now a place for tranquil relaxation and solitude. It is one of the best and most common rooms to remodel nowadays in order to not only create a more luxurious space but to also increase the value of a home.

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And, when redoing the bathroom you also need to consider new granite countertops for those bathroom vanities! If you update the bathroom’s color palette with a fresh coat of paint, new tile or cabinetry, you can’t just leave that vanity untouched or unchanged. If you are in the market for new granite vanity tops in Edina or nearby, bring in the experts at Minneapolis Granite!

We are experts in granite vanity tops. And we know that a vanity must illustrate the overall vibe of your bathroom while still serving as a functional space. And, when it comes to choosing the best material for your bathroom vanity, there is one that stands out among the rest and that is granite. There are many benefits to choosing granite vanity tops for your bathroom remodel:

  • Variety: Endless options. Patterns and hues that fit any room or decor.
  • Scratch and Heat Resistant: subtle scrapes from common bathroom utensils and curling irons will not damage the surface.
  • Aversion to humidity means those steamy showers will not affect the surface of your granite vanity tops.
  • Granite being granite, the second hardest stone on earth, it will last for years to come.
  • Resale value is added to your home by going with granite for your bathroom vanities.

As you know, bathroom vanities are the prime location for the application and usage of makeup, hair and skin products, styling irons and damp cloths—taking a beating. A material such as granite is a great choice for its ability to sustain such treatment. Just wipe the stains away.

And, selecting your granite vanity tops can be one of the most enjoyable shopping trips you can make! There are so many styles to choose from and a veritable bevy of colors and designs. If you are unsure what slab of granite to choose, the experts at Minneapolis Granite are well-versed in helping homeowners pick the perfect granite vanity tops to enhance their home and fit perfectly with the décor.

Ready to look into granite vanity tops for your Edina home? Call Minneapolis Granite today at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

The Qualities of Quartz: A Great Choice for Your Countertops

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Quartz has become a very popular choice in countertops and make up some of the most eye-catching options in counters. We here at Minneapolis Granite love quartz as a countertop material for so many reasons. From its timeless style to its incredible durability and everything in between, we are always happy to install quartz countertops in Burnsville and the surrounding areas. Over the years we’ve noticed the growing popularity of quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathroom, that’s why we’ve come up with this list of why we think quartz countertops make such a wonderful choice for the home.

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Ease of Care

Quartz countertops can be cleaned with simple soap and water. Just make sure you avoid scouring pads which can dull the quartz surface and don’t use any harsh chemicals. Quartz is even stain-resistant! Because of the way it’s made, it has no channels and it never requires sealing, making it much easier to use and maintain. That means you don’t have to worry about kids (or adults) spilling their drinks and ruining your countertops.

Durability

Quartz countertops will last for a long time. Quartz is a very hard material that’s both stain and scratch resistant. Stains, mold and odor-causing bacteria can’t penetrate quartz’s surface due to its non-porous nature, making it perfect for the kitchen, bathroom and other rooms in the home.

Style

The biggest reason for the recent surge in quartz’s popularity can likely be traced to advances in the man-made stone’s aesthetic. Quartz kitchen countertops now come in a multitude for styles with slabs with swirls, stunning metallic flecks and unique patterns to make them almost indistinguishable from the natural stone varieties. Coming in many colors and patterns, you are sure to find the quartz countertops to match your unique home. And, because of the way quartz countertops are manufactured, it has a uniform look that’s sleek and impressive.

Affordability

With the expenses that come along with a new home or a home renovation, it can be important to choose materials that offer the best value for your money. Quartz countertops are comparable to granite and other natural stone in price. And, like their natural counterparts,  they won’t sacrifice on style. If your home is in need of a lot of countertop space, quartz may just be the material for you.

And these are just a few of the many great reasons to choose quartz countertops for your Burnsville home. Call Minneapolis Granite today at (612) 822-3135 to learn more! Or, you can contact us to Request a Free Estimate.

Picking the Perfect Granite Counters for Your Unique Home

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Granite is such a beautiful stone with so much wonderful history. Homeowners have been choosing granite for their kitchen and bathroom counters for decades. In the distant past, your granite selection may have depended on the selection available from your local quarry. But today’s homeowners have the opportunity to purchase granite from all around the globe. With so many colors, patterns and styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming when trying to decide which granite counters are best for your unique home. But, rest assured, at Minneapolis Granite, you are sure to find them! Granite counters aren’t just elegant and luxurious; they are also incredibly durable and resistant to heat, burns, stains, scratches and more. We install granite counters in Apple Valley and surrounding neighborhoods, so we are here to give you a few tips on choosing the perfect slab of granite for your new countertops.

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First, gather your materials. When you come to our showroom to look at colors for your new granite counters, bring along samples of the cabinet finish, wall paint, flooring and kitchen appliances. Take pictures of items when a sample isn’t possible or available. Then, place the samples and images on or around the granite to get a good feel of what everything will look like together. That way, you can be sure your new granite counters won’t clash with the rest of the room.

Consider your color scheme. When it comes to choosing the right color or pattern, here are a few suggestions:

  • If your cabinets are more of a dark brown shade, definitely look at granite counters that have an old-world look, that are light to medium in shade or have beige or brown speckles. Greens and yellows are great too!
  • If you have cabinets in a neutral shade like medium brown, take a look at granite that is gray, beige or white.
  • If your cabinets are cherry wood, be sure to check out granite with rose accents in them.
  • Oak cabinets in medium to light brown? Go for a contrasting color for a beautiful, eye-catching look.
  • You might be tempted to match your granite counters and cabinets exactly, but his is a design no-no and can appear uniform and drab.

Take your lighting into account. Granite counters are a great way to add value to your home. But if your kitchen or bathroom lighting is poor, it will be difficult to appreciate the granite’s beauty no matter your selection. If the room has a lot of natural light, choose granite counters with white, gold or silver flecks to reflect the light.

Are you ready to look into granite counters for your Apple Valley home? Call us at Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

Trends in Granite Countertops: Finding the One for You

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Granite is an elegant and luxurious choice for any room in the home. It is incredibly durable and resistant to heat, stains and scratches making it an ideal surface for the kitchen or bathroom. When it comes to these busy rooms in the home, there is nothing quite like granite. Brooklyn Park is a great place to own a home and entertain guests, so it is important to find the right granite countertops to ensure your home is living up to its full potential. Old, outdated countertops can make your home appear dated and less appealing to guests or when trying to sell your home. New granite countertops could be just the thing your home needs to approve the appearance and value of your home. When deciding on what will give you the most return on your investment, you should know what’s trending in granite. There are endless possibilities when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not, so we’ve provided a list of some of the top trends in countertops for 2017.

White on White

Stunning white or light granite countertops combined with white painted cabinets makes for a huge trend this year and the preference for white cabinets continues to soar. When combined with lighter hue granite, it makes for a distinct look that is durable and low-maintenance, perfect for the kitchen or bathroom. It creates a soft, welcoming environment that looks clean and organized. And, when properly sealed, like with Minneapolis Granite, these countertops are stain resistant.

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Kitchen Islands

No matter what style or color granite countertops and cabinets you choose, kitchen islands remain the most popular in interior design. No longer just an afterthought, many choose to match their island exactly with the rest of their kitchen countertops and plan them well in advance. Islands not only add more counter space, they are great for other activities in the kitchen such as entertaining guests or talking over breakfast.

Curves and Edge Detailing

There are plenty of choices when it comes to getting creative with granite. Bold sweeping curves mixed with vertical lines create a stunning contrast as well as a focal point in the room. And, there are plenty of choices when it comes to edge detail. Bull nose, ogee and waterfall edge treatments can all give an added element of elegance to your granite countertops.

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Coming Up Roses

Pink detailed granite integrates very well into many different kitchen and bathroom design styles. Combine neutrals, red earth tones, and a hint of rose for a softness that warms up any room. Pair your warm and rosy color detailed granite with your white or neutral wood cabinets for stylish appeal.

Come into our showroom to look at colors for your new granite counters and bring along a sample of the cabinets you’re having installed, or other elements in the room you would like them to match with. That way, you can see how everything looks together and you can be sure you get the look you want.

Are you ready to look into granite for your Brooklyn Park home? Call us at Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

Granite Countertops: Top Five Reasons to Love

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Granite is one of the most sought after materials in kitchen countertops and serves as a beautiful surface for the home. When looking for granite countertops in Lakeville, trust the experts at Minneapolis Granite to answer all of your questions and to help you select the perfect granite countertops for you, your family and your home’s needs. In addition to its elegance, granite is also incredibly durable! There are so many things to love about granite countertops, so here are a few of our favorites:

Variety. Granite countertops are made up of various minerals, adding depth and character to each individual slab. And, since no two slabs of granite are alike, you can rest assured knowing that you will never walk into another home and see your same granite countertops. They also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, making it easy to find the right look to complement your home’s unique style and décor.

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Complementary. Due to their multi-color nature, granite countertops complement a variety of cabinet styles, appliance colors, wood hues, wall colors and decorum. When you stop by our showroom just bring along a sample of the cabinets you’re having installed, your paint swatches, or a sample of the tile or curtains where your granite countertops will be placed, and we can help you find the best looking match!

Durability. Granite countertops are non-porous, making them stain, heat, scratch and chip resistant. They are also bacteria resistant which makes them an ideal option for the kitchen or bathroom. If you want to cut your veggies right on your granite countertops, go ahead! Just be careful not to dull your knives.

Longevity. Granite countertops are also fade-resistant. When installed by professionals and regularly cared for, granite countertops and their beauty can last for several decades!

Style. Granite countertops are unparalleled when it comes to luxury and elegance. They are an impressive addition to any room in the home, leaving a lasting impression on all who enter. Replacing your kitchen or bathroom countertops with granite countertops is the best way to instantly update the entire look and feel of the room.

As a trusted name in granite countertops for many years, Minneapolis Granite has helped countless homeowners and business owners. So, when you’re ready to learn first-hand the many benefits of granite countertops for your Lakeville home, call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.