Today, we’ll be discussing the benefits of prefab granite countertops. When most people dream up their perfect home, granite countertops are a key part of that equation. Granite countertops have long been sought after as a high end necessity, melting form and function, to give your kitchen or bathroom the luxurious look you’ve been dreaming of. However, granite countertops can sometimes come with more than just style – sticker shock. But it doesn’t have to be that way! There is a much more affordable option to getting the granite countertops of you’re dreams, and it’s called Prefabricated, or Prefab Granite Countertops. Prefab granite countertops area already cut and the slabs are in stock, available for you to see before purchasing.
Will Prefab Granite Countertops Work For Me?
Prefab granite countertops will only work for some kitchen layouts, so you first need to identify if you are a candidate for these affordable granite countertops. There are only a few things that would disqualify you from prefabricated granite countertops. Those would be kitchens that have corner sinks or that have kitchen islands greater than 74″ in length. We offer full size slabs, which are 25.5″ in width and 109″ in length. We offer kitchen island slabs that are 36″ wide and 74″ in length. If your island is greater in length, you would not be a candidate for prefab granite countertops, on your island at least. Contrasting kitchen islands are popular, so if this is your only concern in purchasing this style of granite countertop, I would look at all the options first. Because of the angle of the corner sink, the pre-cut slabs will not be able to connect appropriately. They will form an L in the corner, instead of the angle that the sink creates.
What are the benefits of Prefab Granite Countertops?
Prefab granite has a number of benefits. First of all, it is our most affordable option. Prefab granite countertops start at $39.99 per square foot, which includes all installation and fabrication. Typical countertop installation costs include several hundred dollars for any sink cutouts, and an additional cost for installation.
Another benefit of these granite countertops is the color choices at such a great price. You are able to get group A and sometimes group B granite for a much lower price than you would find elsewhere. The groups are not necessarily determined by quality of the granite, but of the color and the demand for that color. We have some beautiful colors available in our prefab granite selection.
The premium edge is FREE! Another uncharge when getting granite countertops installed is the additional cost for the edge. There are many different edge choices and it really depends on your preference, but they are typically always an additional charge. You will pay more for what is considered a “premium” edge. All of our prefab granite countertops come equipped with premium edges already on them for no additional cost. If you’re not sure which edge you like the best, see our blog on granite edges.
What colors are available?
We have eight colors of prefab granite available. You’ll see them shown below!
- Black Crystal
- Spray White
- Verde Butterfly
- Santa Cecilia
- New Caledonia
- Diamond Flower
- Butterfly Yellow
Above are the looks you can achieve by using prefab granite! They look stunning, are extremely affordable, and can save time in the installation process. What are your favorite colors?
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