When it comes to the most-desired elements of a new kitchen remodel, granite countertops are at the top of almost everyone’s list. It’s easy to understand why. Durable, versatile, and beautiful, granite countertops have long been synonymous with both style and functionality in the kitchen, and many of the best and most distinctive kitchens around boast striking granite countertops.
And of course, when we think of distinctive kitchens, our thoughts tend to turn to celebrities. They’ve been called “American royalty,” and their homes often support that, showcasing the biggest and best in architecture and interior design, which includes some of the most iconic kitchens in the world.
Photos of celebrity homes grace the covers of magazines and show up on home design shows, and since the kitchen is the heart of the home, celebrity kitchens are often prominently featured. Websites and magazines like Architectural Digest and People present slideshows of celebrity kitchens, where you can take a look at some of the beautiful granite countertops that act as the centerpieces of their homes.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- One of the most familiar celebrity kitchens around, the Kardashian Mansion in the gated community of Hidden Hills, California, was the filming location of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and its marble and granite kitchen was featured prominently in the show. No strangers to the beauty and durability of granite, the Kardashian clan has also had granite countertops in the kitchens of both Kourtney Kardashian’s former home and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s California estate.
- Before becoming a mother, Penelope Cruz lived in a striking Balinese-modern home complete with distinctive granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
- Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow sold her home in the Hollywood Hills in 2014, but before she did it featured a beautiful, open kitchen complete with granite countertops.
- Lots of former houses on this list, but don’t worry, as far as we know Daniel Radcliffe is still enjoying his corner New York City apartment, including a kitchen with both granite and marble countertops, as well as a view of New York Harbor.
- When it comes to striking kitchens, it’s difficult to beat the stainless steel and black granite beauty of the kitchen that Neal Patrick Harris shares with actor/chef spouse David Burtka.
Granite brings elegance, functionality, and style to every kitchen, but you don’t have to be a wealthy celebrity to afford one in your own home. Today’s granite countertops are very reasonably priced, without sacrificing any of the luxury or quality that they’ve come to represent.
But to keep your kitchen looking like a celebrity’s, it’s important to treat your granite countertops right. That’s where good granite cleaning and granite care habits come into play, as well as the proper tools. Rock Doctor’s full line of granite cleaning and granite care products make it easy for you to keep your kitchen countertops as beautiful and stylish as any in Hollywood, and you can find them at fine retail stores like Lowe’s Home Improvement, as well as participating Ace Hardware, Do it Best, and True Value locations.