Common Home Countertop Projects


When it comes to renovating your home, two places typically come to mind: the bathroom and kitchen. And while those two rooms are the most common areas to upgrade your countertops, there are plenty of other spaces where a beautiful stone slab could make a significant impact. 

A countertop could be the difference between a room that looks dated and one that looks modern. And trust us, old is not the same as vintage. If you’re reading this, then odds are you’re thinking of possible renovation projects, so here are some areas in your house you could enhance with a simple countertop change. 


The most common countertop upgrades happen in the kitchen, and rightfully so. It’s a room that will likely be center stage when hosting guests. Granite, quartz, and porcelain are all practical options for a kitchen, but for different reasons. It is becoming more popular to go with porcelain in the new year, as homeowners are gravitating toward more exotic slabs. 

Countertops are a great start to make upgrades, but you know what can really bring the whole kitchen together? A backsplash. Matching the backsplash with your countertops creates a very modern and sophisticated look, and it can enhance the aesthetic of the surrounding cabinets and appliances. 


For many, the bathroom is a personal sanctuary. That might sound weird, but it’s true. The bathroom is the space where we begin and end our day, so the feeling of cleanliness cannot be overlooked. It might be tempting to choose a countertop solely based on appearance, but its durability and quality are even more critical.  

Quartz is an excellent option for any home because of its versatility and ability to complement many different colors. Since it’s also moisture resistant, it is also good to match with shower material.  

Outdoor Spaces 

You can significantly kick your summer entertainment up a notch by adding an outdoor kitchen and bar area. But more importantly, you can also increase the value of your home. It’s also essential to think about the countertop surfaces and how they would function outdoors.  

Granite is an excellent stone that can handle just about any outdoor weather. Granite countertops are resistant to heat, cold, and UV fading, and with proper annual sealing, this countertop can survive for a very long time. 

Basement Bars 

Another way to boost the entertainment value is with a basement bar. They are a great way to create a fun, relaxing area to complement the main space within the room.  

Since it’s a bar, the countertop is where your guests will be spending most of their time, so make sure it’s something that accommodates the serving area. Any stone slab would make for a great basement bar countertop, especially granite, quartz, and porcelain.  

Why Youngstown Granite & Quartz? 

Finding the right countertop can take a little research and decision-making. Still, the trickier part is identifying the right size and shape of the slab and seamlessly incorporating it into your space. The experienced workers at Youngstown Granite & Quartz will measure the exact dimensions of your space before using precise robotic fabrication to cut the perfect piece of stone for your home, no matter what renovation project you pursue.