Types of Granite Countertops

When you are choosing a material for a renovation or new project, granite countertops are a fantastic choice for your kitchen, bathroom or recreation room bar. Granite is extremely durable, able to withstand hot pans or spilled drinks. You can even get rid of your cutting board and cut directly onto its surface without damaging it. When most people think of granite counters, they will think ...

There are many decisions when it comes to building or remodeling a kitchen and one of the most important is the countertop material. We've compiled a chart that details the pros and cons of each type of countertop we offer at Graniterra. Three stars mean it performs high in the category, two stars means it performs fairly, one star means it performs poorly. Categories Each of these counter compa...

Now that we're a few months into the year, it's the perfect time to analyze what bathroom trends are popular and will continue to grain traction this year. Contact Graniterra to see how we can help you add some of the top bathroom trends 2016 to your home 1. Shower seats - A great place to rest and enjoy the full spa experience of the shower, or a place for extra storage, the shower seat is on th...

Graniterra, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a kitchen, bath, and stone design studio featuring some of the best materials for kitchen countertops including granite, marble, quartz and corian. The design staff at Graniterra are experts in kitchen remodels and pride themselves on staying on top of trends so they can better serve clients. The latest trend in kitchen remodel seems to be that homeow...

Do you know the difference between marble and granite? Unless you've specifically shopped for natural stone for your project, you may not know the answer. Both are beautiful, natural stones used for countertops, tiles & many other surfaces. But which should you choose for your project? Let's take a look. Both are quarried from the earth, but granite and marble (and marble’s relatives:...

Why hire a designer?  If you are like me, you like the challenge of a project big or small & hey, who doesn't like to save a bit of money?  That philosophy may work with other rooms where there is less focus on function and more focus on decor . However, the kitchen or bath is only as good as it's functionality.  It goes beyond choosing a style, color, & the materials. Only training & ...

Now that summer is coming to an end, it's time to start thinking about your next project.  If you have been considering a new bathroom, here's some tips to get you started. Budget:  First things first.  As you begin to dream up your new bathroom, you need to set a budget.  This will help set limitations  and give you an idea on which materials to consider.  Material costs vary dramatically &a...

I was recently interviewed for a newspaper article on new bath trends.  As I thought about trends I realized, unless you are decorating with paint, towels & accessories, “trends” is not really what’s important to a typical homeowner approaching a bath renovation or building new.  If you are putting thousands of dollars into a new bathroom, who wants trendy?  I think it’s how products & spa...