Granite has a long history in the construction industry – and for good reason; there are so many advantages that it’s only logical the material comes at the top of the list. Not only is it very durable, it’s also very practical. Furthermore, it lends the place (whether that’s a bathroom, kitchen, sauna, or swimming pool) an elegance few other materials can aspire to.
However, there are a few things to watch out for before you choose the granite you need; one of them is the selection of colour. Since granite is very durable (and also not the cheapest of materials), it’s important to think long-term and consider the aesthetics carefully. Having trouble deciding the right hue for you? Here are four easy steps to selecting the proper colour for a granite worktop.
Checking other materials around
Take pictures of the materials around where you want the worktop to go, and bring those pictures with you when you check the various possibilities at the supplier’s showroom. Having those pictures with you will allow you to compare and contrast, and ultimately make a decision that fits your tastes and the existing décor in a much better way. The materials around you matter a lot (unless you are willing to make an even bigger investment and renovate some more, of course).
Showrooms are the perfect opportunities to test out your knowledge and to gather ideas of what could be done. Not only will showrooms show you various options of what you might consider, they will also allow you to identify combinations that you want to avoid (which is half the battle).
When it comes to granite, the existing lighting matters – it can make a big difference. Consider first of all the amount of natural lighting that comes through the window, as well as the artificial lighting that is provided. Dark granite tends to make the room look smaller, whilst lighter granite gives you the impression of space. Furthermore, the colour of the lighting will have an effect on the perceived hue of the granite during different times of the day.
Stick within the budget
The budget is important, so figure out your available funds first. It’s tempting to get swept away with rare (and expensive) colours.
It’s important to note that choosing a granite worktop such as premier granite worktops London firm J.R. Stone offers is tantamount to making an investment – not only will it considerably improve the quality of your life, it’s also an improvement in your home, guaranteed to raise the value of your property. It’s a long-term commitment, and should be considered as such. Choosing the right colour is important, so do your research and spend some time finding out which shades are best for you.
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