What to expect from the cost of granite countertops

Renovating your home can cost a fortune. When working out your budget, you need to know what to expect from the cost of granite countertops. They are a fantastic addition to your kitchen and bathroom surfaces and are an investment that will stand the test of time.

The cost of granite countertops will vary depending on where you choose to purchase them from. The price will also be determined by whether or not it is a readymade countertop or if it has to be constructed to your specifications. The majority of countertops will start from a minimum of R900.00 and will become more expensive in terms of the specifications. It is possible that you will end up spending from upwards of R1000.00 for your countertops. Even if you are working on a strict budget, it is an extremely good idea to purchase granite countertops. They are very sturdy and are cost effective, making them the perfect addition to your home.

Are granite countertops available in different colours? 

There are not many different colours of granite to choose from. However, there are different types of designs that are often comprised of two different shades. The most popular colours for granite countertops are either black or white. Although white might not be the most practical of colours for a kitchen, it is still a popular option. The white gives the illusion of space in small kitchens and also looks extremely professional. Black granite is used in most cases because of the mess that is often created in the kitchen. The black will not show the dirt up as much and, subsequently, is the preferred choice by most home owners out there. The design options for the granite will provide you with the opportunity to be more creative when it comes to the colour choice:

  • Solid
  • Marbled
  • Speckled

The marbled and speckled countertop options give you the opportunity to merge two or three different colours together. These choices can be slightly more expensive than the solid versions, though.

Granite is a fantastic investment. It not only gives your home a professional ‘feel’, but it can also put up with a lot. Due to its durability, you do not need to worry about scratches and cracks appearing. In fact, you can even prepare your food with a knife directly on the granite top without worrying about the knife causing any damage. Granite countertops are also extremely easy to clean. Even if you make a mess, you will be able to clean it up with ease. Always make sure when cleaning your countertops that you are using the correct cleaning products for granite. Depending on the type of granite that you get, it may have special cleaning requirements.

Granite is also a wonderful choice for the tiling of your floors. Once you have experienced the beauty of the countertops, you will want to find other ways to incorporate it. Here at Velvet Moon Stones, we can provide you with all of these options at the best prices in South Africa. If you are in the process of your home renovations, make sure to check out our website www.velvetmoon.co.za to view our amazing products.

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