One of the things that granite counters can accomplish for you is making your kitchen brighter even if you have smaller windows. This is because they are often reflective surfaces that really help accentuate the lighting coming from your windows. Another thing you can do to keep you space well lit is to use brighter colors such as they have used in this kitchen remodel. The light colors keep things bright and cheerful, and while the granite counters are reflective, the darker tons add some much needed contrast to the space. These are simple ways to elevate your kitchen space.