Having an inviting and versatile outdoor space is a tremendous asset to your home and lifestyle. Whether you entertain your family and friends, or just want to enjoy the open air, a well-designed backyard space is a must. Often, individuals are not sure what countertop options are ideal for an outdoor cooking or living area. Granite is one of the best materials to use for both functionality and aesthetics. Granite is an extremely durable stone. With any granite, inside or out, it is important to seal the granite well and on a regular basis. Once sealed, granite counters are less susceptible to staining and absorbing liquids. With some basic maintenance, your outdoor granite countertops will last a long time.