Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Granite countertops

Who doesn't love granite countertops? They give your kitchen a refined, upper end look as well as increasing the value of your home. Who could go wrong installing granite in their kitchen...that is until you go into convulsions looking at the price per a square foot! It's really unbelievable that a slab of granite sales anywhere from $39.00 sq ft to $100.00 sq ft. (supply and demand at its finest people). Now if I had some extra cash, I might could talk myself into $39-$49 a sq ft....but $100 sq ft....don't think so! Pigs would be flying over my house first!

After some Internet research, I found a less expensive option to solid granite slab countertops...granite tiles. You get the same look but for less and hey isn't that what we're all working towards? Take a look at the below picture. You can barely tell its tile. (Look closely to the left side of the picture). Using minimal to no grout lines and a grout that blends with the granite, one can hardly tell the countertops are not solid granite.
(Photo taken from www.easygranitetiles.com)
To see how to's on installing granite tile countertops:

DIY Network's Amy Mathews tutorial on installing granite tile CLICK HERE

OR



The Family Handyman's tutorial CLICK HERE






Hope this give you some new project ideas...I know its got me to thinking!

Have a great week!! Talk to ya soon!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by. I had granite tiles in my old house in GA & they really were pretty. Of course, I like the slab I have better, but it really is a good cost-effective way to get granite.

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  2. Oh, I would love to have granite counters...or something nicer than laminate, anyway. Thanks for sharing the BHG link with the twin to my fruit topiary! How cool is that! And I wasn't even sure about it when I bought it, but I like it even more, now. Thanks!

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  3. I want granite terribly! Just now sort of convincing my husband that the change needs to come...someday. :) I have seen the granite tiles done before. If they are done well you can hardly tell that it's not a solid piece. Seems like you would have to choose the right color and pattern.

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