Taking on a remodeling project or building a new home are monumental tasks. There are so many decisions to be made, from the type of wall covering you want in your family room to the countertops in your kitchen or bathroom.
Not only are making these decisions difficult, the cost can become extravagant if you don’t watch carefully, especially if you decide to add granite to one of your rooms. One option, however, is to consider granite remnants.
What, Exactly, Are Granite Remnants?
Granite remnants are pieces removed when counter tops or other products created from the stone. When someone purchases granite floors, walls or counters, it must be cut to size. This means that there are often pieces cut that are not used for that project and they are often too small to be used. They may also be oddly shaped and sized or vary in thickness.
The Benefits of Granite Remnants
One of the biggest benefits of using granite remnants is that they cost significantly less than full granite slabs. When a customer chooses granite, they pay for the entire amount ordered, usually by the square inch. When the granite is cut to fit their products, few customers choose to keep the remnants.
Since the remnants were already paid for by that customer, the retailer can resell the remnants at a highly reduced cost. It is possible to find larger remnants that could complete your project, especially if you are adding granite to a smaller kitchen or bathroom.
Ways to Use Your Granite Remnants
There are many ways to incorporate granite remnants in your project. Use it as a backsplash in your bathroom or kitchen. You can also create shelving using granite remnants, adding a unique decorative item to any room. Create cheeseboards, trivets or cutting boards as well. Piece together larger remnants to create a new tabletop for your dining room or living room.
Create coasters, fireplace tiles, book ends or shelves for your living or family room. In your backyard, use soapstone or granite remnants to create stepping stones or a stunning backsplash for your outdoor kitchen. Create a mosaic of tiles for a beautiful piece of art that you can hang inside or out.
Granite remnants are one of the best ways to add granite to your home improvement project. If you are remodeling a small kitchen or bathroom, you may find remnants large enough for your whole project. You can also add tile and other stone to remnants to create a unique, one-of-a-kind countertop in your home or office.