New construction. Granite countertops. Yawn.
In 2012, granite countertops were used in 75% of all new houses. But there are so many other attractive options that are less costly, more practical, and definitely not so overused. For example, kitchen designer Mayan Metzler recommends quartz countertops over granite, saying, “People usually choose granite over quartz because they want the natural characteristics of the stone to show, but quartz is more durable.”
Before you spring for granite (like everyone else), consider something a little different. Marble, butcher block, concrete, or even high-quality laminate might be a better bet.
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