Granite Bathroom Countertop Options
Granite is widely considered one of the best choices among countertop materials. If you're considering granite bathroom countertops, you'll want to browse all options for pricing, quality and maintenance.
Granite is incredibly durable and it has a high-quality, natural surface that's easy to clean. Because of its advantages over other materials, granite is generally the most expensive option for bathroom countertops. However, there is a range of granite types to explore, along with various price levels. Additionally, granite is available in an almost infinite variety of styles and colors, from matte to glossy, solid to speckled—so you'll have plenty of options to match the style of your bathroom.
In a beach house southwest of Santa Barbara, designer Moore Ruble Yudell creates a stunning bathroom with an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean. A combination of a tub-side fireplace and a flat screen television gives the lucky bather a luxury of choices. All the elements are at play with a double-sided fireplace dividing the serene master bedroom from the en suite and a large bathtub facing the view through floor-to-ceiling windows.
With a sliding glass window that opens to a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean, the infinity tub in this Malibu bathroom is the perfect place to relax. Celebrity designer Nicole Sassaman combines slate stacked stone with the teakwood and the other darker woods for a minimal, yet luxurious look.
This Chicago en suite has the look and feel of an arts-and-crafts original, but has features Frank Lloyd Wright could never have imagined. The fake window above the tub mimics the window in the next room, so the light comes in, yet the homeowner has total privacy. The dramatic vaulted ceiling steals space from the attic above to make the height of the eight-foot ceiling feel much grander. Design by Stuart Cohen
It's All Black
Found in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood, an all-black 3,500-square-foot loft with a bath that has everything but privacy with only curtains as an option to enclose the space. It's less of a functional space and more of an extension of the homeowners' art gallery with pink and yellow neon signs and a Gucci bicycle. Design by Stefan Boublil
Glamorous and Feminine
In Toronto, designer Lori Morris creates a sumptuous bathroom featuring a center panel tub, onyx inlays, carved moldings, a fireplace and delicately embroidered linen drapes. No expense has been spared to maintain the perfect tub-centric symmetry between the French door entry and sight lines through to the Juliet balcony.
Bath in the Attic
The surprise in this historic prairie-style house is the bright orange bathroom in the attic. As a fresh take on a traditional space, the lines are very austere and strong. Big sheets of back-painted glass are used instead of tiles because they're visually cleaner and much easier to clean. Design by Katherine Zalewski
For basic granite countertops, you can expect to spend $50 to $60 per linear foot for materials and installation. This type of granite will not be of the highest quality—it may be less durable than higher-quality granite, and susceptible to scratching or chipping, for example—but it will still have a beautiful appearance at a budget price.
For a better-quality granite, you can expect to pay $60 to $70 per linear foot. This granite type will be slightly more durable, and more resistant to scratching and chipping.
Finally, on the high end of the scale, you can expect to pay up to $200 per linear foot (sometimes more) for granite countertops that are just about guaranteed to last a lifetime.
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