As property prices go up, homeowners these days opt for home renovation and remodeling instead of purchasing a brand new house. These homeowners are usually on a tight budget and look for different ways to cut down their expenses. If you are a wise and intelligent homeowner, why not use discount countertops for home reconstruction?
Professional homebuilders often start the home remodeling process in the kitchen. Kitchen is one of the biggest parts of a home and greatly affects the style and beauty of the house itself. If you want to make your kitchen classy, most homebuilders recommend furnishing your kitchen with granite countertops.
Granite is the premier and the most recommended material used in fabrication of kitchen countertops. It is strong, durable, long-lasting, and comes with a variety of designs and colors. However, not all homeowners can afford its hefty price tag. More often than not, they go with cheaper materials which are not of the same quality as granite. Fortunately, there are some types of slabs used for countertops which are affordable.
These granite slabs are often called discount countertops. You may think that there is a catch. But rest assured that these countertops have almost the same style and characteristics of an expensive granite. The expensive ones are usually called high-grade granite and the cheap ones are called low-grade granite. The only significant difference between the two is that the low-grade ones are mixed with more minerals and stones other than granite. Although it is not a hundred percent granite, it is still tough and durable.
High-grade granite slabs are usually 3 centimeters thick making it more expensive. If you want to save money, look for discount countertops which are thinner, usually about 2 centimeters thick. However, you may have to laminate it with plywood for extra durability.
Looking for cheap granite slabs may not be easy, but there are various ways to find it. You can first do a little research on the internet to find out stone fabrication shops that sell cheaper granite slabs. You can also go outside and look for local stone warehouses that sell leftovers of granite slabs. Most of these leftovers come from big kitchen projects and are sure to be also durable and beautiful.