Granite Countertops for Kitchens

HGTV.com helps you determine if one of the most popular surfaces chosen by homeowners, developers and kitchen designers alike is right for you.

Granite-Kitchen-Countertops_s4x3

Granite-Kitchen-Countertops_s4x3

Photo by: Copyright 2004 Scott Shigley

Copyright 2004 Scott Shigley

Many kitchen designers and homeowners refer to granite kitchen countertops as the "gold standard."

Granite Kitchen Countertop Inspiration

Photo By: Jean-Marc Giboux

From: Anissa Swanzy

Photo By: Jean-Marc Giboux

Photo By: Marc Courville

Photo By: Helen Richardson

Photo By: Don Dudenbostel

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Photo By: Chris Amaral

From: Erinn Valencich

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Photo By: Emilee Ramsier

Photo By: Don Dudenbostel

Photo By: " "

Photo By: paul hill

Photo By: Hemera Technologies

Highly praised for their stain- and scratch-resistant surfaces, granite countertops are also tough, durable, and nearly maintenance-free. Homes with kitchen granite countertops, in fact, have been known to sell for a higher price—how's that for a return on investment?

Speaking of investment, granite kitchen countertops tend to come with a hefty price tag. While costs will vary by location, project and contractor, in general, thicker slabs, more intricate the edge fabrication, and a need for uniform patterning will all result in increased costs.

Granite countertops colors can be as simple or as high-fashion as you'd like. There are so many patterns, colors and mineral inclusions available that finding a shade of granite to complement the unique look of your home should not be a problem.

As with any major purchasing decision, make sure you see and touch a sample of the slab you'll use in your project to avoid making any costly mistakes.

Kitchen Countertops

Next Up

Granite Countertops for the Kitchen

Durable and dependable, the granite countertop is a top choice for a wide variety of kitchens.

Granite Countertop Colors

Don't mistake granite for just any old stone—this surface is available in a variety of colors, making it a suitable option for any number of kitchen designs.

White Granite Countertops

Pure and absolutely classic, white granite is the top choice in the traditional kitchen setting.

Dark Granite Countertops

Cool, sleek and completely modern, dark granite countertops can add a touch of sophistication to any kitchen area.

White Granite Kitchen Countertops

White granite countertops offer a more affordable — but equally durable and elegant — alternative to marble.

Neutral Granite Countertops

Understated but decidedly classic, the neutral granite countertop manages to make a bold statement in spite of its quiet color palette.

Granite Countertop Prices

Make sure you know your stuff when pricing these gorgeous, but expensive, countertops.

Granite Kitchen Countertop

A perennial favorite, this stone surface delivers high performance and a high-end look.

Granite Countertop Prices

Is the cost of granite countertops a budget-buster? HGTV wades through the hype to find out if granite is within reach.

Granite Vanity Tops

Explore your options for granite vanity tops, and get ready to add a stylish and extremely durable vanity countertop to your bath space.

On TV

Saving America

6:30am | 5:30c

Minnesota Salvage

7:30am | 6:30c

Flip or Flop

12pm | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30pm | 11:30c

Flip or Flop

1pm | 12c

Flip or Flop

1:30pm | 12:30c

Flip or Flop

2:30pm | 1:30c

Flip or Flop

3:30pm | 2:30c

Flip or Flop

4:30pm | 3:30c

Flip or Flop

5:30pm | 4:30c

Flip or Flop

6:30pm | 5:30c

Flip or Flop

7:30pm | 6:30c
Tonight
Tonight

Flip or Flop

8pm | 7c

Flip or Flop

8:30pm | 7:30c

Flip or Flop

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

Flip or Flop

11:30pm | 10:30c

Flip or Flop

12am | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

Flip or Flop

2:30am | 1:30c

Flip or Flop

3:30am | 2:30c

Catch Up With Our Blogs

We're serving up the latest news, gorgeous style, DIY projects, clever entertaining tips & more.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.