Your granite install is over and you have a newly designed kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. You find yourself with leftover granite remnants. What do you do with them? Throw them out? Give them to a neighbor? Take them back to the supplier? No! Keep them and mix in some creativity. Granite is expensive already, so don’t waste leftover remnants and let them collect dust. Use these creative ways to incorporate your leftovers.
Ideas for Your Leftover Granite Remnants
The first way you can use smaller pieces of granite you have laying around, is coasters. Almost everyone has some type of coaster in their home. This is the perfect way to use up some extra material, while also protecting other pieces of furniture from spills and scratches. They can be made into any shape you want possible and designed however you choose!
Storage and organization are essential in a functional and beautiful home. If you have granite incorporated into your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room- add some shelving and use the granite as the shelf. This not only gives you more storage, but it will tie together the whole design of your home since it will match other granite components.
Now this one is a little scary for some, because it is totally outside of the box. However, it will be unique and one of a kind to your house, which keeps your friends and family on their toes when it comes to competing with your design trends. Granite can be used as wall art by just hanging up the slab with its natural beauty and unique colors. You can also get creative and have the granite cut into a particular style or pattern as well.
While this ties in with wall art, the backsplash in your kitchen and bathroom are vital to the overall design. It is becoming more of a popular trend to follow by using a granite slab as a backsplash on the wall. This accent area creates a sense of flow, rather than using additional tiling or material. This design in your kitchen and bathroom would look great and is easy to maintain, while also saving some money. You can also use granite in your shower as wall patterning. If you want to use granite and get the full effect, think about also using it as the sink rather than porcelain.
When you’re entertaining, it is vital to have a sturdy and pretty serving tray. Granite is durable, easy to clean, and is perfect when it comes to presentation. You could also just used a small piece of granite itself as a serving tray or charcuterie board, or you can build a frame for it and make a functional tray!
We have mentioned this idea a few times before, because it is such a great one! Any piece of furniture, new or old could be instantly refurbished with a little bit of granite. If your countertops are granite and you add granite as a table top on your dining table, coffee tables, side tables, or bar carts- you will create a nice even flow throughout your whole house.
Your flooring doesn’t have to be the traditional wood or tile. You can be unique and use granite if it is properly installed and taken care of. It will last forever due to its durability and beauty. Create patterns or just lay it out; either way, it will look beautiful.
Adding water features in your home or outdoors will instantly give your home a high class feel and look. You can have mini fountains or water add ons. Your garden can also have a more prominent fountain, and they will be beautiful!
Granite is an excellent material to work with because it is durable, sturdy, easy to find, and looks fantastic. The price, on the other hand, can be a little shocking- which is why it is essential to use every last bit of granite you have left over! There are plenty of things you can do to use granite with a little bit of creativity. It not only makes your home modern, but it will also make it look high end, chic, and well-designed when you did it all yourself!