Installing granite in your kitchen can be an expensive undertaking. As a result, it is important to know how to allocate your money correctly in order to make sure that you are getting the best bang for your buck. Just because installing granite is expensive, it does not mean that you should spend the highest amount of money possible. It also does not mean that you should cut corners when it comes to spending money on the necessary expenses involved. I will show you very briefly how you can budget your money and make sure that you are spending your money correctly.
When you take the cost of purchasing the granite materials into account, the entire installation can cost between $2000-$4000 in total. This cost depends on your installer. Another thing that goes into how much the entire operation will cost is how much money granite costs in the area that you live in. If a professional installs your granite, the entire process can take between one to two days. The more complex the design, the more you will end up paying in the end. Colors and styles of granite are another factor to be looked into when calculating how much installing a granite countertop will cost.
There are a few ways to reduce the cost of a granite countertop installation. One of these ways is to use thinner slabs of granite for the installation. Another way to cheapen things is to use granite tiles rather than using granite slabs. There are other no-brainers that you can apply when it comes to building your ideal kitchen countertop. Sticking to less complicated designs and using less expensive colors can keep costs down. Using laminate is an alternative that can be considered too. The drawback to this is that laminate countertops cannot stand up to damage the same way that actual granite countertops can.
When budgeting it is always best to do a little bit of overestimating. You will also need to do research on every aspect of the remodel you are planning to do and plan out how much that will cost you. The more important parts of the countertop remodel will have to come first and more money will need to be allocated toward that than anything else. Taxes and other operating fees must be accounted for as well. All factors must be covered in the budget so you will not be caught by surprise. This is all the more important if money is tight.
When budgeting for a remodel of your countertop, there are a few things that you need to think about. The installer can set a lot of the costs for the installation, so get the right installer. Stay away from more complex designs if you are able to. Use cheaper colors of granite if at all possible. Thinner slabs of granite and using tiles rather than slabs can make a substantial difference in the cost of an installation. Keeping hidden costs in mind and doing some overestimating can put you in check when it comes to the costs of the project too.