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Getting Your Project Started - Online Estimates

by Kevin Smith Author

When you decide to do a remodeling project involving granite, you need to take your time and get as much information as possible. While it's a popular building material that is readily available, granite is not inexpensive. You can get granite estimates online in Dunwoody by following instructions found on a web site. While clearly representing a starting point, it will give you an idea of the size of your proposed project in terms of costs and time to finish. This blog will go into additional detail regarding these estimates.

Getting Started

Here are some things to do to get educated on this subject:

  • First stop is the Natural Stone Institute for information: https://usenaturalstone.org 
  • Next thing to do is to visit showrooms with displays to view.
  • Splurge on some magazines, including Architectural Digest, for some more ideas.
  • If this is a kitchen project, start sketching out ideas, even if you aren't artistic. If you need to, cut and paste pictures.

Your choice of material is also driven by the design. By now you should know if you lean towards sleek and modern, colorful and decorative, warm and woody, bright and white, or somewhere in between. You can find a countertop to fit any of these.

Next Steps

At this point you should have some idea of what kind and color of granite you want, and where it's going. So now it's time to pull out the tape measure and figure out how big it all is. Islands, countertops, and backsplashes are the primary elements for your kitchen. A vanity top is the start for the bathroom. This will get you started with the cost of the granite for the major elements of your project. If there is more to add to the equation, especially for a kitchen, then it's time to visit your contractor.

Final Thoughts

There's a lot to consider when redoing a countertop, especially if it's in a kitchen. But if you are starting on a project like this, it can provide a chance to rethink more about the room. That's why planning for even a relatively simple project like a new vanity top is important. It does not, however take the place of talking in detail with your contractor about the project. So give this process the time it deserves, and plan not only to get granite estimates online in Dunwoody but follow up with visits and conversations.

 


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