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Old 06-27-2007, 07:23 PM   #1
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How much to make this Granite?


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Old 06-27-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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How about calling a contractor and getting an estimate? That seems to be the place to begin.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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i dont want to call some guy over to my house for nothing if i can just get a general estimate from someone in the know. im very busy at the moment.

looking for a rough figure.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
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There are way too many variables for you to get any kind of estimate just by looking at a few pictures. Katie's advice is sound. Any estimate you get here could easily be off by 100% or more basically making it worthless.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:47 PM   #5
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i pictured all the space that would be covered in granite. it's there in the photos. someone here has to have had their kitchen redone in granite countertops. Someone here has to have remembered by some general amount how much it costed. Again, i have to much going on make another appointment with some guy.

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Old 06-27-2007, 09:51 PM   #6
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:52 PM   #7
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My in-laws just had granite installed this week and I am telling you that you can not get a useful figure by what you have shown. Prices will be different based on location and contractor. There are different types and qualities of granite. You do not give any measurements. Someone could look at your pictures and tell you it would cost $1000. Someone else could look and tell you $10,000. They both could be right.

You are looking for a shortcut where one will not work. Wait until you have the 15 minutes it will take out of your life to have a contractor come in, take measurements, and give you options.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:58 PM   #8
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Okay, in lieu of calling for an estimate, you need to calculate the square footage of the space you want to convert to granite. Then, research local sources for the price of granite and find out what the cost of installation would be for the calculated area.

Seems to me, it would be more time efficient to have someone who knows about these things give you an up-front estimate. Usually estimates are at no cost to you. At least they are in my area. Or they are a nominal fee. I'm a decorator and have experience with these situations.

In many cases, a homeowner can spin their wheels doing research and checking on pricing and sources in much more time than someone who is experienced in the field. You also have to be sure the person/company performing the work is licensed and bonded. I don't even want to go there if they aren't.

Just my comments from experience.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:15 PM   #9
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60 bucks a sq ft ... but that depends on color ...
edgeing .. etc ..
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:27 PM   #10
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also .. that is a really high back splash .. they will (should) have to come
out ond template the splash after the tops go in .. something that big will
need backer rods in it .. they cant cut that on site .. so you ae looking at two installations .. also .. granite needs to be sealed and taken care of ..
the lighter the color the more porus it is .. the more it needs to be sealed ..
just did a kitchen last year .. 25 grand in granite .. has red wine stained into it due to not sealing .. it is a very light color .. also .. it will need to
be seamed around the sink .. i dont think they can get that in one peice ..
just a couple things to consider ..
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