Granite and quartz have both gone from being a luxury product in high-end homes, to a standard that is anticipated. Even with the demand rising, granite and quartz can still be some of the costlier countertop choices, because of the large slabs that need to be ordered. However, a slab that has been used to fabricate to suit a specific kitchen layout is bound to have some leftover pieces. These items – often called remnants – are perfect for smaller jobs like bathrooms or laundry rooms, and often will come at a nice discounted price.
Flexibility is the key to scoring a great deal on granite remnants. Sometimes you can find a piece big enough to produce a small kitchen island. Smaller items are plentiful at stone yards and can be used to make bathroom vanities and different projects such as:
- Table and desk tops
- Window Sills
- Fireplace surrounds
- Outdoor kitchens
- Stepping stones
Granite and quartz remnants are often discounted heavily to clear out old stock. The discounted price will often depend on the size and type of the remnant stone.
So next time you are in the market for a smaller project, grab a coffee and walk through some stone yards to see what gems you may able to find!