Installing granite in your home’s kitchen and bathroom is an extensive process that requires care and attention from your end. Since it adds great value and lends to the aesthetic sense of your kitchen, it is best that you be involved in every step of the installation to avoid choosing the wrong stone or, worse, ending up with an installation that you are not completely satisfied with. Here are a few pointers to help you along the process.
Pay a visit
Start off by dropping by your chosen stone fabricator’s showroom. Before you go in, ensure that you have done a bit of research and have a brief idea of what you want to see in your kitchen. Once at the showroom, go through the samples and carefully select what works for you. Additionally, discuss the price of the stone, choose a sink and also pick out your faucet layout.
The finer details
During your first visit to the store, after you have all the broad details in place, get busy choosing the edge profile for the countertops and also choose your backsplash. These are additional costs and your costs will go up depending on the intricate-work the pattern entails you choose.
Set in stone
When you are working with a local fabricator, chances are that you will have to visit a stone supplier separately to source your final stone. The stone suppliers will be able to provide you with large slabs of granite that your fabricator can then work with. Don’t forget to take a list of market prices that your fabricator gave you so that you can compare it with what your stone supplier is asking from you.
Tailor a template
The real work begins with the fabricators visiting your home to measure it out and finalize all details of the layout. Again, it will benefit you if you have a brief idea of what you want for the kitchen. Have a thorough discussion with the fabricators about the seams, the overhang of the stone, and the placement of the faucet in your kitchen. Taking all the details that you have provided the fabricators will then a construct a framework out of wood and take it back to their show room.
Put in place
On your last trip to the workshop, choose the part of the stone that you want to use. When this is done, the fabricators will fashion the stone to meet your requirements and place them in your kitchen.