Looking for a way to fancy up that kitchen or bath, without breaking your budget? Granite countertops in Houston, Texas are a beautiful and simple way to give your kitchen or bath a brand new look! Whether it’s in your urban loft or your sprawling ranch, with all of the choices to be found in the Houston area, there is certainly a deal to be wrangled up!
How much can I expect to pay for granite countertops in and around Houston, Texas?
Currently to purchase granite in “H-Town,” You can plan to spend between $46.00 and $75.00 dollars per square foot, including installation. The price range depends of course on what retailer you go with and the quality of the granite you are purchasing.
I want to replace my countertops with granite but who should install it?
As far as installation goes, there are a few options. Firstly, many granite retailers and fabricators have an installation team that will deliver, cut and polish your granite while installing it. Some retailers also work with general contractors to get the job done. There are currently one hundred sixty-five retailers that offer installations. The most highly rated installers in the Houston area include; Granite 4 Less, Vivaldi Store, Hilltop Granite and Avanti Store. These retailers and fabricators had the highest customer reviews on-line. Secondly, you can hire and independent contractor, but it is highly recommended that you do your research, talk to other people and find one that is reputable in the community. Nobody wants a half-finished kitchen or bathroom.
Lastly and most difficult is the option to install your granite countertops yourself. This is a HUGE do-it-yourself project! Doing it yourself will require you shopping around for a slab the color and quality that you are satisfied with, cutting it to the specifications of your bathroom and kitchen counters, polishing it and finally attaching it. The money saved by doing this is little to none. This is because you may require tools that you do not already own; having to then buy them or rent them. If something goes wrong, it is solely your fault and you are left with the task of trying to fix it. However, any of these options will get your beautiful new countertops installed.
Ok, you got me! Let’s Do this! Where should I shop?
There are approximately two hundred and thirty-eight granite countertops Houston retailers and/or fabricators located in the Houston area. This gives you a large, competitive market as well as a lot of choices. On-line customer reviews reported these as the most highly rated; J & C Granite, Shopco USA, Inc., Illusion Stone, Boeker Countertops of Houston, Inc. If you are like most people, you love a good bargain. If you (or your partner) can be flexible in what you want, discount and wholesale retailers are a nice way to possible save some cash. Retailers like this typically have cheaper pricing and still offer installation. However, they may not have as much of a selection or even the highest qualities, but you can rope in something beautiful at one of the one hundred and forty discount retailers, especially in these five star rated stores; AAA Builders supply, Illusion Stone, River Oak Marble & Granite, Max Marble & Granite and Foscari Interiors.
There is a huge market for granite in Houston. So many place to choose from, means so many types and colors of granite to choose from. Visiting as many showrooms as you can before you go ahead with your purchase is always the safest way to go. This will prevent any “buyer’s remorse” later on.