When you ask for quotes for your bathroom countertops in Salt Lake City, there are a number of things that will impact the figures you receive. You can’t get an accurate estimation of your final tally by simply looking at the cost of the stone–there are far too many other factors that will have an impact on the bottom line.
You have to remember to factor in the cost of design, fabrication, and installation. If you’re using one company for all of these services (as well as ordering your stone from them), you’ll be able to save money on your bathroom countertops than when you buy cheap material from one supplier and try to have someone else do the fabrication and installation.
Below are some tips that can help you save good money on your bathroom countertops project in Salt Lake City.
For smaller projects, go for remnants
You can buy slab remnants for smaller jobs and save money, but if you want full-sized bathroom countertops, you’ll probably want to use full slabs. Make sure you have your bathroom measured properly so you can get an accurate quote before you buy. You can ask to keep the remnants for use in future projects, too. You can have them made into cutting boards and coasters pretty cheaply.
Buy locally sourced slabs
Granite is heavy and expensive to ship. This is why you can find two very similar slabs from two different countries with two drastically different prices. Whenever you can, buy from the US or a geographically close country to save money on bathroom countertops in Salt Lake City.
Avoid being too picky with colors
If there is a high demand for one specific color of granite in particular, retailers are going to charge more because it will be more difficult for them to get it back in stock at a low price. It’s the basic ‘supply and demand’ scenario that can fluctuate from year to year as the market’s tastes change.
If you’re not too picky about a specific color or variety, you can save money on bathroom countertops in Salt Lake City by choosing a less popular color. Be flexible with your choice and your fabrication details to save the most money.
Mix and Match to save money
There’s no rule that all of your bathroom countertops in Salt Lake City must match—in fact, many Salt Lake City countertops fabricators will tell you that they shouldn’t. A better approach is to select complementary countertop materials based on the function. For example, install nice granite around the sink, but concrete in the work areas. By mixing and matching materials based on function, you open up more opportunities to use salvaged, remnant or leftover materials. Or you can use a small piece of an expensive material in one special spot (like white marble for a small baking area), and cover the rest of the countertops with a less expensive option
Make good use of leftover pieces
Granite and marble remnants are leftover from larger pieces used in another project. Ideal for smaller areas such as a bathroom vanity, these often are cheaper because there isn’t enough of it to do a larger project, such as a whole bathroom.
As no two granite or marble slabs are exactly alike, matching up remnants to cobble together enough for a large project is next to impossible, so remnants have limited use. You can buy Salt Lake City bathroom countertops remnants from Accent Countertops Company. We often list leftover pieces online or in the classifieds for sale.