Beautiful and durable, granite countertops have long been a popular choice for any kitchen remodel. They are resistant to heat, moisture, and scratches, and last a long time. This article will break down everything you need to know about granite so that you’ll be able to make an informed decision before your kitchen remodel!

Okay, granite is great- but what are the cons? 

While granite is rightfully popular, there are a few potential downsides to granite countertops that have led some customers to choose other options. Granite: 

  • Is a porous stone and absorbs moisture - so much so that spills could stain the countertop! 

  • Comes in limited colors. The colors found in granite are formed by natural processes, limiting the color ranges of the stone. Quartz countertops, on the other hand, can be made to look like anything due to their manufacturing process.

  • Needs to be regularly resealed to lock out moisture and protect the surface of the countertop.




What color should I choose for my countertops?

Many remodeling professionals recommend basing your choice of color for your countertops on the size of your kitchen and the lighting in the room. Dark countertops are known to make spaces feel smaller, so if your kitchen is already small and dark, lighter countertops may be the way to go. 


You also want to consider choosing a compatible color with your existing cabinets, woodwork, appliances, and wall color. It’s important to have countertops that tie a room together and don’t stick out like a sore thumb! 

Is it true that granite boosts a home’s value?

Yes! Granite, because of its popularity among homebuyers, boosts your home’s value by potentially up to 25 percent. If granite ends up being your stone of choice for your kitchen remodel, you can rest assured that your investment will be returned in the form of increased market value to your home.

How do I choose the right contractor?

It is very important to make sure you choose the right contractor for the job. If you are in the Austin Area, we at Statewide Remodeling offer free consultation for your kitchen remodel and are able to work within your budget to create a space you’ll love. Visit our kitchen remodeling and kitchen renovation pages to learn more about our services!