Over the years, bathrooms have gone through an evolution, moving from utilitarian to sublime. Spa-like bathrooms have become ever more elaborate, thanks in part to a certain homeowner home improvement television and social media inspiring homeowners to keep up with the Joneses. Are you looking for an impactful way to raise your bathroom’s level of sophistication? Consider installing a granite vanity top.
Why is granite so popular? To begin with, it’s scratch-resistant and almost completely heat and humidity-proof. Then too, it’s beautiful, and each slab of granite has its own unique pattern, so you’re sure to find a style that suits your aesthetic sensibilities. Granite is also durable and low-maintenance, and when it’s time to sell your house, it’s good for your home’s resale value.
In a family bathroom, the humidity resistance is especially important. From showers to spills, bathroom countertops take a lot of punishment and need to stand up to whatever a family dishes out. Granite is strong enough to survive all the chaos and remain beautiful. So how do you choose the right granite vanity top to beautifully fit your bathroom?
- Look to the permanent fixtures for inspiration. Paint will change, but your bathroom cabinets, sink, and shower or tub are likely to be there for a long time. Choose a countertop that complements these more permanent aspects of the bathroom.
- Take the size of the bathroom into consideration. A small bathroom might not be the right place for a dark, dramatic countertop. Rather, you might choose a lighter shade of granite to brighten things up and make the small space seem larger.
- Look to the light. If your bathroom has a lot of natural light, a light-colored countertop may look washed out. On the other hand, if you choose a stone with flecks of gold, silver, or copper, it can add some sparkle to the room. A dark countertop might overwhelm a dimly lit bathroom unless the walls and cabinetry are very lightly colored and you’re looking for a striking contrast.
- Choose your mood and match the colors. Granite comes in a wide range of colors, so you can easily choose the right one for your bathroom’s overall aesthetic. Dark granite can bring an elegant, modern feel to the room, while softer shades of gray, green, or blue can create a tranquil atmosphere. To brighten things up, look for creamy or golden tones.
When you’re ready to choose the perfect countertop for your bathroom, contact United Granite. A well-established natural and engineered stone fabricator and installer, United Granite has been serving Virginia, Maryland, DC, and New Jersey for 22 years. We produce the highest quality countertops, with the most natural stone color selections combined with the shortest lead time in the industry. At our locations in Chantilly, Alexandria, or Fredericksburg, Virginia; you’ll find professional service, quality workmanship, and the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. Visit our website or email us for more information.