Part 1

Looking forward to turning the calendar to 2021? If a new kitchen is in your plans, you’re likely checking out design magazines and watching some home improvement shows. Top designers like Property Brothers, Jon and Drew Scott, and mother-daughter team Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk from Good Bones are highlighting emerging, eco-friendly kitchen trends for 2021 to help you define your look.

The top four green kitchen trends in 2021:

  • Reclaimed Wood: Using reclaimed wood gives kitchen cabinets a rustic, homey look, as well as a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Energy Efficiency: Selecting new appliances with the highest Energy Star ratings will use less energy and save you money on your utility bills. A win for the planet and your wallet.
  • Shopping Local: An often overlooked way to be greener is to shop at small, locally owned businesses when you can. Smaller, local businesses tend to work with other local businesses, reducing their environmental footprint.
  • Keep it Simple: When you start considering ideas for your kitchen renovation, you should consider your “needs” and your “wants”. Sometimes the things you want look great in a magazine, but aren’t really practical for the way you use your kitchen; consider your own space and what will practically and beautifully fit in it. Keeping “Less is More” in mind will help you avoid excess – in spending and consumption – while you create a beautiful kitchen for your home.

At Boston Granite Exchange, you’re sure to find beautiful natural stone and quartz to meet your budget and style. We’re proud to be locally owned, with two showrooms in Haverhill, MA and West Bridgewater, MA. While we source stones from all over the globe, you’ll also find beautiful stones from the USA, including some of our favorites from New England marble and granite quarries.

If a kitchen renovation is on the horizon, please leverage our website to help you plan your project and sequence the steps. Then, we invite you to explore our selection of granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone or quartz from The BGE Quartz Collection.

Start online at and see what you like. To help you keep track, download our worksheet, and use it to make note of the stones you like and any questions you have about them as you imagine your new kitchen.

Then, make an appointment to visit one of our showrooms to see the stones you like. We work with many local fabricators, designers and kitchen and bath dealers. As you look for ways to reduce your carbon footprint, consider shopping local for your lighting, cabinets and cabinet hardware, too. Keeping it local helps the local economy and the environment.

We’re looking forward to your visit to one of our showrooms. We’re sure you’ll find a natural stone or quartz kitchen countertop that you’ll love for your new, greener kitchen.