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Kitchen Design Trends for 2018

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With a new year comes thoughts of how to renovate or redecorate the home. And where better to start than in the heart and hearth of the home, the kitchen? There are a few bold trends that are poised to take over 2018 and we’re here to tell you all about them. And, one thing all if these trends have in common is their ability to seamlessly incorporate the perfect granite countertops. We can get you the new granite kitchen counter you want for your for St Paul home. And, as experts in kitchen countertops, we’d like to tell you all about these great trends as well as recommend the right countertops to incorporate.

Sea Greens (and Blues)

Blues and greens emerged as ‘go-to’ color choices for cabinetry last year. They are classic, calming and offer unique charm over classic neutral cabinetry. Complement these colors with light or dark solid color granite kitchen counter for a style that evokes mid-century charm.

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Dark Countertops

Dark countertops made a huge comeback this year. A granite kitchen counter in black, dark green, slate and multi-colored rust tones is what you should be looking for. They look great with a variety of cabinetry and offer a bold contrast, adding lines and definition to the room.

White on White

White is the predominant color for backsplashes, countertops and wall finishes for 2018. Choose a granite kitchen counter in white or light colored neutrals to complement.
As popular as white cabinets are, grey is the second choice for many. Grey cabinets are like a chameleon of sorts, versatile with and granite kitchen countertop styles.

Farmhouse

The most popular kitchen design of the year will be farmhouse, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s annual trends report. It’s marked by the use of barn doors, painted cabinets, shiplap wood paneling and similar features. Complement this trend white a granite kitchen counter that is white they grey flecks or dark, as long as it exudes classic, rustic charm.

Whatever trend you choose, a granite kitchen counter is known for its looks. No two slabs of granite are exactly alike, so you are guaranteed to have a unique look in your kitchen when you have a granite kitchen countertop installed.

Looking to have a new granite kitchen counter installed in your St Paul home? Give us a call today at 612-822-3135 or contact us online.

 

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Minneapolis Granite

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With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers for their support. Since 1906, we have been serving the Twin Cities area by providing natural stone countertops, vanities and more. We could not be in business for more than a century without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for choosing Minneapolis Granite, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us with all your future granite and natural stone needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Choosing Your Countertops: How to Complement Your Kitchen

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When deciding on what kind of countertops to choose for your kitchen, there are a few aspects to consider. From trending styles to durability and color, there are a variety of variables to address. As experts and fabricators of granite kitchen countertops in Brooklyn Park, we have put together a rundown of the things to consider while perusing countertop options.

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Complementary Colors

When choosing your granite kitchen countertops or any other stone countertop, it is important to choose ones with colors that complement your cabinetry. Never match your cabinets exactly; this could result in a sterile or uniform appearance that is unpleasant to the eye. Choose countertops that have specks or flecks of your cabinetry’s color or include complementary hues. Does your kitchen have oak cabinets in medium to light brown? Go for a contrasting color for a beautiful, eye-catching look.

At Minneapolis Granite, we offer a huge selection of colors and patterns. We offer reds, oranges, purples, beiges, greens, grays and blends of these color patterns. If you are a stylish sort, we have the color to match. Classic, more traditional styled? There is an option for you as well. Come over to our showroom to browse all of our color options. Bring in a sample of your cabinets and we can even help you choose the perfect granite kitchen countertops to complement them.

Durable Options

How often do you use your kitchen? Do you have children? You will likely need kitchen countertops that are durable and can stand up to the ware and tear of everyday life. Granite kitchen countertops will be 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.

Value

Are you looking to add value to your home? The best place to start is the kitchen. Granite kitchen countertops are one of the top things new homebuyers look for in a new home and can raise your home’s value.

Affordability

Granite kitchen countertops are affordable for most budgets. Much of the cost depends on the specific slab that you select. If you want to learn more about the granite we can supply for granite kitchen countertops, give us a call and we can even give you a free estimate so you know how much to budget for.

Are you interested in learning more about granite kitchen countertops for your Brooklyn Park home? Call us at Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Quartz: The New Contender on the Design Scene

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Quartz is not all that new, but over the years it has become a true contender in the world of interior design. It has become a very popular choice in countertops and makes up some of the most eye-catching options on the market. Much has changed in the world of engineered quartz, as it now offers many new styles and designs that fit into a variety of home décor. As experts in quartz countertops for Brooklyn Park and the surrounding areas, we would like to provide some of our favorite aspects of quartz and talk about some of the many benefits it provides.

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For one, quartz countertops allow for a variety of edging options, just like natural stone. Unlike stone, however, engineered quartz also offers other design possibilities. Because of the way quartz countertops are manufactured, it has a uniform look that’s sleek and impressive.

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 of styles with slabs that come with swirls and unique patterns that 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.
Quartz countertops are also extremely low maintenance. 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.

You can think outside of the box when it comes to quartz countertops! They are so versatile and come in such a wide variety of styles, they can be made to act as any surface you need it to! Bathrooms, bar tops, kitchen accents, kitchen carts, coffee tables, you name it! With so many colors and styles to choose from, why not act now? The design possibilities are endless!

Quartz countertops are also 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 just might be the material for you.

And these are just a few of the reasons quartz countertops have become such a huge contender on the design scene! For more information about quartz countertops for your Brooklyn Park home, call Minneapolis Granite today at (612) 822-3135 to learn more! Or, you can contact us to Request a Free Estimate.

Don’t Fall for Fake Granite News: Some Common Granite Myths Debunked

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As a company that fabricates and installs granite for Edina bathroom vanities, kitchen countertops, and more; we often hear some myths and misconceptions about granite. So we wanted to take some time to dispel some of those. That way, if you are looking into having granite counters put into your Twin Cities area home, you will know and understand all of their benefits and the many ways they can enhance your home’s interior and décor. Take a look at these false statements and read on to get the truth about granite.granite countertops

Granite has a lot of tiny pores that can harbor bacteria and germs.

Granite is non-porous, which means it will not harbor bacteria or germs. If you are concerned, you can use a very mild disinfecting soap on them. But there is no need to use a disinfectant on a regular basis.

Granite is far too expensive.

Granite is actually affordable for most budgets. Much of the cost depends on the specific slab that you select. If you want to learn more about the granite we can supply for bathroom vanity countertops, give us a call and we can even give you a free estimate so you know how much to budget for.

Granite needs to be resealed every year or two.

Depending on the type of granite you purchase, your granite counters might never need to be resealed. All of the granite that we fabricate will be sealed as part of the fabrication process.

If you are ever worried that your granite counters need to be resealed, there is a simple test you can do. Simply place a drop of water on the counters. Does the water bead up? Then your granite counters do not need to be resealed.

Granite stains easily.

While spills should be wiped up as soon as possible after they happen, granite is actually quite difficult to stain. And if the counters do get stained, the stains are usually very easy to remove. Granite counters do not lose their polished look that easily either. Normal use will not remove the polished finish, even after many years.

Granite doesn’t last very long.

Thanks to the way granite is formed, it is incredibly durable and long-lasting. Your new granite countertops could last for several decades.

Have an additional granite myth you need debunked? For more information on granite in Edina, call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.