Many homeowners love the beauty of dark granite kitchen countertops in Tucson AZ and would like to replace their old countertops with this material. Black and other dark hues can create a dramatic effect in a kitchen. Granite is a popular choice for remodeling projects because of its various advantages.
Homeowners may not want to follow trends because they don’t want their kitchen to look dated in a few years. Nevertheless, it can be interesting to watch the changes in popularity for various colors of granite countertops. For example, the demand for blue countertops ranging from very light to very dark has remained strong for a long time and shows no signs of decreasing.
Dirt Is More Noticeable
The household residents must take into account some disadvantages of dark countertops as well. This is true of any material, not just granite. The main issue is that dark surfaces show dirt more than lighter surfaces do. A countertop that isn’t clean will be more noticeable if it’s black, or dark gray, green or blue.
There are two main strategies for overcoming this problem. An obvious solution is to clean the kitchen countertops in Tucson AZ frequently. Wiping down the surfaces every day is ideal. It only takes a few minutes and prevents buildup of grime that requires more work to get off.
Choosing a Patterned Surface
The second solution is to choose patterned granite with some additional hues instead of a more solid color. That will help hide any dirt, just the way multi-color carpeting does. Not everyone wants patterned countertops, however, and they won’t want to compromise that much on their dream kitchen just to avoid a few minutes of daily cleaning.
Another important consideration is to understand how dark features in a room can make the entire room look darker. Those features absorb more natural and artificial light. Typically, including lighter colors in the room in the form of cabinetry, walls and flooring helps solve this problem. Better artificial lighting designs improve the brightness of the room as well. Contact Davis Kitchens to start discussing ideas.