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Budget ideas for granite installation?

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AwesomeTattooedDragon 3
Work in Progress 3
SagaciousSighFiGurl 2
Joe Blow 1
sheddy 1
Prolix Raconteur 1
mutton 1
AMDG 1

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Work in Progress --- 1 years ago -

First of all, hey everyone! Glad to see some familiar names on here. I pray you are all doing well. I've missed you.

Second, do you have any ideas on how to save some money on granite countertops for the kitchen? 

AMDG --- 1 years ago -

Nice to see your name pop up - hope all is well with you 

Prolix Raconteur --- 1 years ago -

Hit up the granite warehouses/showrooms for close out inventory or discontinued granite. We found a distributor on Hempstead Hwy that had enough left over of a discontinued line to do our kitchen tops before selling our last house and got a bargain on it. They can also refer installers. For whatever reason, there's a bunch of flooring and countertop wholesale places concentrated along Hempstead Hwy that have large showrooms open to the public. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 1 years ago -

Hi ya! Hope you are well too!

I wish we had Granite Transformations here. They are in Dallas but not here yet. Its a new idea in granite. They use real granite but its not so thick and heavy, a thinner piece, much less expensive But same real product, same look and feel...just using less cuts the cost drastically! It would be a gold mine in places like this where homes all need updating.

Have you measured your counters so you know how much you'll need? because the places with bits and pieces don't always have enough...

Also consider other surfaces, theres more than granite and most look very bice.. 

Joe Blow --- 1 years ago -

The thinner the granite, the more the breakage. There are still dummies out there who climb on or insist on sitting on the counters. A thicker base to glue it to helps but how thin are we talking?

Granite is normally much thinner than it appears in the first place because a thick edge is added but actual granite is thinner. 

Work in Progress --- 1 years ago -

Thank you for the suggestions! I wa 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 1 years ago -

I'm not sure how thin it is but I've seen it and it looks great, cant tell the difference visually but I'm sure they worked that out so it wasn't so thin it cracks or breaks. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 1 years ago -

welcome back! 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 1 years ago -

welcome back! 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 1 years ago -

I ending up with the most expensive granite they had, because it was so much prettier- I don't regret it, i love it so much- a year from now, you won't remember what you paid, you'll only know you love it or hate it! 

sheddy --- 1 years ago -

I love granite, but have noticed on the home shows they are using different types of materials. I guess when I decide to redo the kitchen I will just have to go and look at new homes. They always seem to have the latest stuff. 

mutton --- 1 years ago -

Joe Blow is correct, careful if too thin. 

Work in Progress --- 1 years ago -

I have to stand on the countertops to dust the tops of the cabinets, so thanks for warning of the too thin granite. I didn't realize that it would break. 

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