Stop trying to guess how much your new granite countertop will cost you. Guessing makes it really hard to create a realistic budget. And if you want quality, you need to avoid the big box stores altogether.
The only way to ensure you get the best price for quality stone is to start by speaking with the experts, and buy from somewhere that is open to tell you where they source their stone.
We want to help you get started on your new home renovation. Countertops aren’t cheap, but we can tell you how to estimate the cost of new granite countertops in OKC.
Measure the existing countertops
First, you’ll need to begin with an accurate measurement of the current countertops in your home.
A new bathroom countertop needs to have a full measurement of the counter space along with any additional overhang. Consider the sink layout as well, and make sure you sketch out the sink in your measurements.
Kitchens tend to have a little more complex angles. Sure, it makes it a more visually appealing space, but it is harder to manage when it comes time for a countertop renovation.
Also, don't forget the island, and if you want to add waterfalls, then take a measurement of the height of the counter as well.
Keep the measurement numbers handy. If you want to add any backsplash, the length of your counters will also translate to the length of your backsplash, and you’ll need to consider the height too.
Don't forget the installation cost
If you want to install the granite yourself, and you have the tools to do so, great! Not everyone has that available to them, and they will need to keep the installation costs in mind as they purchase their stone.
Odd shapes and angles will tend to be more challenging, and longer sections of stone will need to be joined together with a seam. These steps will take time and talent to put them together in a way that will be invisible after installation. This equates to added cost.
Whoever does the installation will need to have the knowledge and training to handle the stone. Inexperienced installers can wind up costing you more money in the long run in repairs.
We recommend skipping the bargain install teams, and stick with a crew that has the experience you deserve.
Use our Easy Online Quote Tool
If you have the square footage in hand, check out our Online Quote tool for the best cost estimator available. Plug in your layout to help determine how much stone you will need, and if it will need seams. Select which room or rooms it is going in (there's no reason to stop at just one if you have a beautiful stone.)
Next step is deciding what edge you want, and some require a measurement of linear feet. This is one reason to keep your measurements handy after you figure out your square footage. ‘
You will also want a specific edge profile for all of your outward facing edges. Then you will want to select your sink and stove type. This again will help us determine how the stone needs to be cut and prepared.
Finally, you get to select your stone. There is no obligation to what you choose, this is just for you to help envision your dream. You can do this as much as you want and try different stones and edges to your heart’s content.
Come by and See What Stone We Have in Store for You
Getting a rough “guesstimate” is nice, but when you get serious about getting a new countertop, you are going to want a more accurate representation of what your stone will look like. There is no online tool that can replace a visit to our showroom.
Not only can you see what stone we have in stock, but you can also speak with one of our trained professionals to find out exactly how much you could save when getting high-end granite stone. That's right, buying higher end stone from the very beginning can save you money in the long run, and we want to show you how.
If you are curious or have questions, we want to answer them for you. There is no sense sitting on assumptions. That’s why you need to check out our FREE ebook about additional questions you need to ask when shopping for countertops.
As always, feel free to stop by our showroom and talk with us to see what we have in stock. You can also give us a call at (405) 387-2930.