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Old 06-27-2007, 09:40 PM   #11
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so for some granite laid on my counter tops i may have to pay 25k?

And it's 60 a square foot? All the space i posted is every time id have to cover.that is. How the **** could that add up to 25k

I was thinking a couple grand

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Old 06-27-2007, 09:49 PM   #12
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Figure on $100.00+ per square foot


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Old 06-27-2007, 09:50 PM   #13
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There are different types of granites and the price depends on the grade of the granite. The more exotic/rare ones can cost upto 105-110 dollars per sq. ft and the low ends can be installed for 45 dollars per sq. ft.

It also comes in a variety of thickness. The one that goes on the countertop is 3/4 thick while the one that you use for a full height backsplash is 1/4 inch thick. This means the price would also be different.

Finally you have to pay for the edge of the granite. You can get it in square edge (which is standard), beveled and probably get into the fancy ogee edge. All of this comes at an extra cost.

Rock bottom price is 45-50 dollars per sq. ft.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:22 PM   #14
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could i make it tight for 5 grand? literally that is all the counter space i have
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:52 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Mylegsbig
could i make it tight for 5 grand? literally that is all the counter space i have
Would you settle for the answer - - - - - - maybe?

It's just something you are going to have to take the time to do - you cannot even begin to contract someone until they look at it. If you can calculate the square footage yourself then you will be able to go to Home Depot or the likes and give it to a salesperson (after you pick out what you want installed, that is) and they can give you a "ballpark" - because they WILL have to come look at it FIRST.

Seriously, this is only something that people will be able to guess at - and I think they have guessed the best they can.

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Old 06-27-2007, 10:53 PM   #16
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One other, and more important, consideration is: How long do you intend to live in this residence? Is this your be all and end all home? If so, go for broke and get what you want. If not, save it for your dream residence. It could be a "nice to have" for now, but if you are going to move, then, you might want to reconsider your decision to convert your present counter spaces from what they are to granite.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:49 AM   #17
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Katie E a house is alot more likely to sell with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. it's one of the first things people look for.

but the house, i plan on 10 years in it at least.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:55 AM   #18
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MLB, you might try calling Sears to see if they will give you an in-home estimate (& possibly bring samples). At least you will get an idea - ballpark.


It is true that buyers/realtors look for the things you mentioned (& hardwood floors), but when you sell you will get close to market value, maybe a little more -- no matter how much $ you put into it. Maybe it will sell faster with upgrades. I'd rather save the $ for a new place, if you don't plan on staying for years to come. Shop around first, & compare prices. Ask friends where they purchased theirs. Btw, 10 years go by faster than you know.

Edited to add: Are you set on Granite? There are so many pretty and durable materials out there now, that may not cost as much. Take a look at HGTV's site. I've heard about remnant places that carry smaller pieces for less $ - don't know where to find them though. Maybe the yellow pages.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:42 PM   #19
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please dont go to home depot or anywhere like that ...
call a company that all they do is stone .. all home depot does is
call them .. but then you pay twice .. 60 a sqft is on the low side ..
you wont get a piece of granite that matches at that price ...
and it might be full of seams .. corian is a very nice option ...
and corian can be fixed if you mess it up ...
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MLB, I just had my kitchen counters and backsplash (all the way up to the top cabinets) with granite. I made a drawing on graph paper to get a general square footage. I also got several quotes from Home Depot, Granique (fake granite placed right over the existing counter tops) as well as several stone warehouses. I am of the opinion that the stone warehouses are the best. Cost is hard to determine because each granite as a different price point. Also, the grades of granite are different also.

My biggest advice to you, pick the exact slab(s) you want and bring a sample from that slab to your home. I promise you, the granite will look much different in your kitchen than it will in the warehouse under fluorescent lighting. Each slab is different, so if you pick a "color" at a place like home depot, the slab you get may be very different.

I am very happy with my granite! Good luck!

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