As the calendar turns, new trends are underway. At Spencer Granite, this time of year is always an exciting time as we amp up to provide MA granite countertops to our residential and commercial customers. Now, you may be wondering what difference a year makes with countertops. Well, we are here to answer your question!

In 2021, one of the biggest trends in kitchens is built around creating a more open layout. While floorplans may limit the options, removing cabinetry stretches the limits. But it doesn’t stop here. With homeowners opting for open shelving over cabinets, wall space becomes more of a feature than ever before. Enter the newest trend taking storm – ceiling height backsplashes that are sure to stick around for decades to come.


Sky-high granite countertops in MA

Extending your countertop to the ceiling achieves a few different things. First is the fresh new stunning look your kitchen obtains, which leads us to the second element – a superior focal point. Imagine walking into a room where the traditional countertop extends to the sky. This design would be incredibly hard not to notice!

However, for some, a full granite kitchen may be a bit too much. In this case, you can consider focusing on one particular area versus the entire kitchen. For instance, creating a ceiling high granite backsplash behind your oven is the perfect, compact location that won’t demand an abundance of space.


The options are endless

Beyond deciding where you would like to install your granite, there are several other choices to be made. For example, selecting your slab of stone is a must on the to-do list. As you’re probably aware, granite offers homeowners one of the largest selections of colors and textures. If you’re looking for a quiet, subtle appearance, you may want to consider lighter colors like whites, pale tans, and grays. Generally, this color palette fits seamlessly into any kitchen without demanding an overwhelming amount of attention.

However, if you’re looking for something bolder, darker shades are the way to go. Depending on your kitchen’s size, you may want to consider bringing these darker hues in through the texture of your lighter colored slab. But, if you have ample space, going with an overall darker slab could do the trick!


When it comes to granite countertops in MA and NH, Spencer Granite is your one-stop shop. With decades of experience, our experts will help you create the kitchen of your dreams. Start your new year off on the right foot and give our team a call today by calling (603) 402-9221.