The dubious process of Granite Selection…

This is for all of you interested in home improvement just as much as you are technology, and today I just wanted to share some advice with you regarding granite selection and the whole process, I hope this helps!

1. Measure out the Square Feet

First things first, you need to measure out the number of square feet your counter space holds. So go grab that tape measure of yours and get accurate numbers for your length and width so you know approximately how much square feet of granite you’ll be needing to look at. This way you can get accurate estimates. Also this would probably be a good time to decide if you’re going to do a full backsplash or not. The difference is pretty big if you as me. Personally I think it looks better, but it’s personal choice. Here check these out so you know the difference.


2. Visit MULTIPLE Companies

This is one of the most important steps. You need to go and visit multiple companies to get a number of things. First you want to find the type of granite that best suits you and your cabinet. Second, you want to get a number of quotes. The last thing you want to do is go to one location, get a quote and end up overpaying. This is a tedious process, but you want your kitchen to look spectacular so take your time with this, there is no rush whatsoever!


3. Do This Yourself

One of the first things I noticed when I looked at my quotes from the different companies was the charge they were putting on for sinks, faucet, and old countertop removal. It was absurd, and I knew I could do it myself. So instead of having the company order some sort of stock sink or faucet I decided to go on the hunt and find my own. I ending up paying half the price for the sink and faucet and it saved me a lot of money. I’m also going to rip out the old countertop myself. I mean how hard could it be to unscrew a few screws and rip some stuff out right?


4. Last and Final Step!

All you have to do now is set up a date for the template, pay your deposit and you should be all set. The company should get that template to the granite you picked out and start fabricating it into your kitchen. Before you know it you’ll have a whole new kitchen.



I hope this advice helped you a little bit, and maybe even saved you some money in the long run, if you have any questions of any kind feel free to comment below or email me at



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