Speaking of granite, soapstone is a softer stone and is cut into smaller slabs. Consequently, large areas‐typically more than 7 feet‐will require more than one piece and will have seams. The larger slabs of architectural grade come from Brazil, according to Sierra Soapstone, but it is also quarried in India and parts of the east coast of the US, such as Appalachia and Vermont.
Granite countertops have been at the height of popularity for years now and in great demand for a high‐end look with relatively little maintenance. The are substantial, visually stunning and extremely long lasting. As with all other countertop materials, they are an investment and you‘ll want to be sure granite is the right choice by doing your research and homework.
As with so many rooms in our homes, a simple way to add some vivacity to the space is to lay a brightly colored rug. Choose a patterned runner to lay in your galley kitchen and it will immediately make the kitchen a happier space.