The evolution of outdoor kitchens has grown from a simple fire pit to various types of grills (both gas and otherwise) and now features entire kitchens - complete with a sink or a refrigerator. These new designs rival their indoor siblings and are used to create a nice area for entertaining while keeping those involved in the meal preparation close to the action. Whether just outside on a deck or patio or part of a completely separate structure (think pool house), these outdoor modifications can add value to your home.
While there are many of the similar types of outdoor kitchen countertop options
that exist under roof, choosing one specifically for use in the elements need some extra thought and consideration. Knowing that these surfaces need to withstand not only the typical use associated with those indoors but also the varying weather conditions - depending on if there is any covering available - choosing the best option is important.
Although this may vary between specifics associated with each and every project, there is one natural stone that rises above the rest - granite.
Being able to withstand the constant changing of elements an outdoor kitchen may be exposed to makes granite a solid choice. In addition, the ability of granite to withstand high heat makes its use near a grill or outside area where other pots and pans may need to be rested a good option. As one of the most durable construction materials available, granite can easily adapt to the ever changing circumstances while providing a surface that will last for many, many years.
Some of the rival materials, quartz in particular, are subject to damage from sun exposure. While the surface may remain functional, consistent UV may cause discoloration while granite maintains its color without fading. Knowing that granite will maintain its color over time can help to avoid any need for a replacement in the future.
Properly sealed, granite will withstand the build up of dirt and other debris which may cause mold and mildew. Rainfall even adds more liquid to your outdoor kitchen countertops and knowing that you are protected allows for a homeowner to rest easy regardless of the current weather patterns.
If you’re ready to enhance an existing outdoor kitchen with a remodel project or are wanting to add something in the elements of your own, then look no further than the highly qualified experts at HTI Granite and Cabinetry
. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas, including Wyoming, for years, we’re here to help and assist with any bathroom or kitchen remodeling or construction project you have in mind. Able to offer both suggestions and provide a look at what your future kitchen or bathroom can be, our quality countertops will be a welcome addition to your home. A lifetime of memories and functionality, upgrading to granite or one of our other extremely serviceable countertop surfaces will be one of the best decisions you’ve made. Feel free to contact us
today in order to get started or call 1-866-707-7772 prior to visiting our showroom and see what the future has in store for your rooms today.