Some would say that they are just countertops. But a recent article from the Washington Post goes beyond the surface to find out just what makes granite countertops so popular. As the article chronicles, granite countertops can be somewhat of a prized possession.
It looks - it looks like granite. It looks like lovely granite, but granite is in the eye of the beholder, and the unique characteristics of one's own granite are not immediately apparent to a newcomer. One's own granite sings a special siren song. All around the country, couples leave parties and get in their cars and say to each other, "I'm so glad we went with Santa Cecilia instead of Kashmir Gold."
But it's not just about aesthetics, a homeowner assured Post writer Monica Hesse. The low maintenance and durability of granite countertops allows homeowners to truly enjoy their kitchen without stress, allowing them to focus on their family, friends and the moment rather than the mess
Read more about why granite remains the top choice for kitchen countertops in the Washington Post article online.
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