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Save On New Countertops With This Little-Known Design Trick
Kitchen remodels are expensive, especially if you want high-end countertops. Marble or granite will set you back anywhere between $1,800 to $3,000 for an average-sized kitchen.
If you’re looking to save money without compromising quality or appearance, there’s a designer tip that might help: buying remnant slabs directly from a marble or stone fabricator.
Remnant slabs are sheets that have been partially cut. They are sold at a discount because the marbling or coloring of the cut section can’t be matched up with another slab.
If you do some research and shop around, you can find a countertop for a fraction of the normal square foot price, even if you’re looking for luxury quartz or Carrara marble.
Be sure to double-check if the price includes cutting and polishing the stone, and carving out sink and faucet holes. Some stores include it, while others add it as an extra cost.