When one thinks of Wisconsin, cows and cheese come to mind. Although the cheese capital of the United States is Wisconsin, it is also rich in retailers to help with home improvements. As is evident by the fact there are over seventy granite countertops Milwaukee area retailers who offer granite countertops to the people of the Milwaukee, WI area.
How do I choose my retailer?
Choosing a retailer can be a bit stressful. It’s recommended that you go view as many showrooms and galleries as you can at as many retailers as you can, before making a decision. This will help prevent buyer’s remorse and perhaps give you more ideas. There are seventy-six total fabricators/retailers of granite in the area. The highest rated retailers based on internet reviews from very satisfied customers are; Rainbows End Granite, Kitchen Saver, Modern Elegance and Granite & Marble By Design. Since granite comes in so many colors and qualities, it is a strong, versatile material and it’s no surprise it’s one of the top used materials in home building and remodeling. For a cheaper option you could try one of Milwaukee’s forty-four discount or wholesale granite retailers.
Top picks from online users are; Granite & Marble By Design, Rainbows End Granite, Tile N More, and House Of Stone. These were five star rated by happy customers who went with these companies and were very pleased. Discount retailers tend to have a smaller inventory than regular retailers, so there will not be as much to choose from, but their prices are usually lower than the regular guys. Since granite in Milwaukee is between $47.00-$76.00 per square foot with installation, going to a discount retailer is going to give you a better chance at scoring some granite you like closer to the $47.00 range. Both regular retailers and fabricators, as well as, discount stores offer installation for the most part.
Installation is really dependent on what your plans are, what your skill level is and what type of installation team you may want to go with. Most retailers of granite offer installation with their own installation team doing the work. The good news is that these installation teams typically include at least one general contractor. This may help you rest easier knowing that they know what they are doing. An independent contractor is a little closer to living on the edge, if that’s how you roll. Independent contractors have known to leave jobs abandoned, spend exorbitant amounts of time completing a project, or just completing shotty work. As long as you do your research, hiring an independent contractor can be a great idea. If you do not have to purchase special tools to cut and polish your slab of granite, then you could DIY. However, if you will have to purchase or rent tools for the job, you are not really going to save any money at all. Besides you can’t give yourself a guarantee on the installation of your granite counter.
Checking into the reputation and customer satisfaction of any granite installer or contractor is important. Make an informed decision before you make any changes and make sure what you are doing is best for you!