When designing your new outdoor kitchen, it’s important to determine what medium you’re going to use for your countertops. Since your outdoor kitchen is exposed to all of nature’s elements, your countertops need to be durable, long-lasting and, for the sake of a beautiful space, visually appealing.

If you’re looking for outdoor kitchen countertops with these three characteristics, Paul Construction recommends granite countertops.outdoor kitchen

There are a number of ways in which granite countertops can benefit your outdoor kitchen. Continue reading to see the positive effects they can have on your home.

Beautiful Design

Granite is a unique medium in that each piece is different from the other. The patterns, specks, and swirls that make up the design are always unique to that specific piece, so when you install your granite countertop in your outdoor kitchen, you can be confident that no one else has the same one as you do.

The design and style of your countertops are limitless with granite, since they can be formed into any shape or size. This gives you endless possibilities for customization and the opportunity to make your outdoor kitchen unique to you.

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Outdoor Compatibility

Granite is a durable medium that can withstand the natural environment of your outdoor kitchen. Not only is it strong and sturdy, but it’s also heat resistant, so you won’t have to worry about the granite losing its value on a scorching-hot day.

In fact, sunlight actually benefits granite. When the sun shines directly on your countertops, you’ll be able to see the depth and beauty of each piece. Being able to hold up to heat also makes granite a favorable outdoor kitchen countertop because it can be built around stoves, ovens, and other hot kitchen appliances.

Granite can also stand up to rain particularly well, which is another major consideration when choosing the medium for your outdoor kitchen countertops. It’s inevitable that your outdoor kitchen will be exposed to some amount of rain, so by selecting a granite countertop, you can rest easy knowing that you’re protected.

Cleanliness and Easy to Maintain

Granite doesn’t provide a host for harmful bacteria and remains sanitary, making it safe to cook or prepare food on. Cleaning your granite countertops on your outdoor kitchen is also easy. While you can opt for special granite cleaner, soap and water has proven to get the job done well.

Maintaining the quality of your granite countertops is relatively simple and only requires the application of a sealer once a year. This sealer will protect your countertops from rain or spillage, which is bound to occur at some point in your outdoor kitchen.

An outdoor kitchen is a beautiful addition to your home, and by selecting granite countertops, you’ll experience a long-lasting, easy-to-maintain, elegant medium that will only increase the value of your home.

If you’re interested in adding an outdoor kitchen to your home or adding granite countertops to your existing outdoor kitchen, contact the professionals at Paul Construction LLC to learn more.