Granite is popular for countertops, and for good reason. It is a durable, attractive, and high-performing material, with resistance to heat, scratches, and staining. Because it’s so popular, however, you might be concerned that your kitchen or bathroom will end up looking just like everyone else’s. But there are many ways you can incorporate granite into your home without being conventional or boring! Here are a few of our favorites:


As an accent

You don’t have to have a full kitchen full of granite countertops to make a splash. Using granite just for an accent, such as on an island, can have a distinctive look. Granite, given its wide range of color and veining options, can complement your existing countertop material, whether it’s another color of granite, quartz, marble, or even butcher block.


Dark granite with white or gray cabinets

Pairing dark granite with a light color for cabinetry can create a stark and striking contrast. White and grey are particularly trendy colors for kitchen color schemes right now, and being neutrals they will go with nearly any granite color and pattern.


With matching backsplashes

A matching backsplash can enhance the beauty of your granite countertops, as well as protect the walls behind your counters from moisture and cooking grease. Whether you prefer small, mosaic-style tiles, or larger rectangular tiles, or even stone backsplash options – matching them to your countertops will create a unique and cohesive look to your kitchen.


As a tabletop

Granite isn’t just for kitchens and bathrooms! Granite can be used as the top of a coffee table, end table, a bathroom vanity, or even a desk. Out of the expected context of the kitchen, granite will be striking in your living room or den.


If you’re looking for new granite countertops, look no further! Kowalski Granite and Quartz has an unbeatable selection; set up an appointment to view our showroom or just stop on by.