Do you love the look and durability of granite but think you can’t afford it? You’re in luck!
Fortunately, measuring and cutting granite counter tops to install in kitchens and bathrooms is not an exact science. In every installation job there are leftover granite pieces. Lots of these pieces of granite are small and end up in the trash. On the other hand some slabs of granite have huge scraps leftover. Many of these leftover granite pieces are more than large enough to create beautiful counter tops for a small to medium sized kitchen.
The granite shop or stone yard has already sold this granite once. They already charged someone for the slab and made their money on the granite. That means that they can sell it to you at a substantial discount. If you shop around you will find savings of 10%-70% off from the full price of the granite. They may even give you some smaller scraps that are big enough for a bathroom for free.
There is just one drawback but unless you are incredibly picky you wont find it to be a problem.
The drawback is that you have to choose from what granite the stone yard has on hand. You will have to be flexible on what you are willing to install in your kitchen or bathroom. You can also be patient. The stone yards inventory of remnant pieces can change from day to day if they are a busy shop. Check back often and you will definitely be able to find something that will look beautiful in your home.
Once you find a slab of granite that is big enough and that you enjoy it can be finished like any other slab of granite. You can have it cut and shaped into any shape that you need. You can choose to have a matching granite back splash cut from the same piece. The stone yard can work the granite like any other piece. The will polish the edges and seal it for you. No one will ever know that your granite was leftover from another installation and that you purchased it at a substantial discount.