Save yourself time and money by not making these common mistakes when shopping for granite countertops.

We all want the best results from our renovation projects. We all want great prices as well, and of course, none of us want to waste our time. Especially not because of mistakes made. By being aware of the most common mistakes made by homeowners when shopping for granite countertops, you are able to save time and money.

Here are those common mistakes, and ways to avoid making them:

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1.) Waiting to choose your granite

It is always best to choose your granite countertops first. This isn’t just a fact in Denver, it is a rule that should be applied everywhere.

It is much like choosing a couch with a wild print, this becomes the centerpiece in which you construct the rest of the room around.Use the same process in designing your kitchen or bathroom.

Pick your granite countertops first, under the mindset of the general tone and style that you want. Then choose materials and colors based off your chosen granite slab.

2.) Assuming all granite countertops will look like the sample

This is especially important because there are no two granite slabs alike. So if you see something that you like online, there is no guarantee that you will find a stone that looks like that.

You may get the same style, similar pattern, and same colors, but an exact match won’t happen. Finding a granite slab that matches what you had planned is much more difficult than getting the stone first and matching everything else to that slab.

A way to avoid this mistake is to shop where the sample you see is the exact stone you are buying. They will mark that stone with your name or a holding card to reserve it for you.

3.) Not sticking to the plan

You may also find, while shopping for granite, that you fall in love with a slab that matches none of the items you’ve already chosen for your renovation. This happens frequently.

Homeowners will see a stone they like better than any other color or pattern they’d originally planned to purchase. This can lead to regret with previous purchases, costly changes, or less than desired results.

Avoid this by choosing your granite first, or firmly sticking to your original design.

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4.) Not bringing samples

Many homeowners will have done at least some planning before they shop for granite countertops in Denver. In most cases it will be that the cabinets have already been chosen.

Another common thing we see is that homeowners aren’t usually changing the flooring in their kitchen, so they have to find something that will look good with their floors as well.

In these cases, it is exceedingly important to bring samples or pictures. While it may still be difficult to find something that will match, it is certainly better than not bringing anything at all.

How often does it happen that we think a clothing item will fit without trying it on, or that a chair will fit in a certain corner in a room? Only to end in disappointment and the hassle of a return.

So bring samples, color swatches, pictures… anything that will help you decide which stone is best for you.

 

So when shopping for granite, keep these common mistakes in mind, and avoid them by shopping with Granite Liquidators. Give us a call at: 877-789-0489. Or, visit our inventory page and send us a message on our contact page.