If you’re planning to remodel your home, you probably already know that kitchen remodels, if done correctly, can have a great return on investment. One of the key considerations of your remodel should be the type of countertops you choose. Countertops are one of the central focal points of any well remodeled kitchen and when it comes to beauty and function, granite countertops are a natural choice. But how do you choose the right type of granite and stay within budget?
One of the first things to think about when choosing granite is the size you’ll need. The larger the piece of granite, the more expensive it will be. If you can use a smaller size, you may be able to spend more on color, but if you’re looking at a larger slab, perhaps choose a more basic color.
Granite that is any color other than black or grey may be more expensive. But don’t let price be the only factor that drives your decision. Consider the color of your cabinetry, your floors and the kitchen’s natural lighting. Those will all affect how well the color pairs with the rest of the colors in the kitchen. Don’t be scared to get a little creative either. If you can’t decide on a single color, there are no rules that say you can’t pick two.
If you don’t remember anything else, remember that you should always opt for professional installation of your granite countertops. Granite can come in large, very heavy slabs that can be difficult to transport and install. The last thing you want is to damage the granite during the installation.
Granite is available in an infinite variety of sizes and colors. You may pay more for a larger slab, but that can be offset by choosing a darker color. If color is the more important option, make sure to consider how well it will match the rest of the kitchen. But don’t skimp on the cost of installation. Damaged granite countertops are not good for anybody.