Instead of a granite countertop, make use of a granite overlay. It provides the same level of gloss and functionality, minus the staggering expenses. With lots of companies that make polymer or granite shell that can be fitted on the existing work bench, taking advantage of this five star kitchen styling idea is relatively easy.
Countertops: Stainless steel, quartz, Corian and laminates are four good choices that don't have grout to scrub and never require sealing. Choose durable surfaces: Glossy quartz-surfacing countertops mimic the look of natural stone but are much easier to maintain. A simple edge profile will also help to reduce costs. Granite is an all-time favorite for its ease of care even if it does need occasional sealing.