Granite countertop

My spartan kitchen just does not have enough cabinets. A relative gave me a
sink-type base cabinet that nearly matches those in the kitchen now. Of
course, it has no countertop. My plan is for that cabinet to replace the
roll around table/3shelves that the smallish microwave sets on now. The
location is adjacent to the stove I would also like to move hot pots from
the stove to the countertop.
To my dismay, they want a minmum order money amount to fill my request.
Ranges from 1.5K to 2K minimum amount. What I'm looking for is an off-white
granite countertop rounded 3 corners and a 4" high backsplash. 37" L X
26"W.
There's a cabinet shop in town that I can go to for a standard countertop,
if I can't find what I'm looking for. Suggestions?
Reply to
Dioclese
Pour one out of concrete? I have seen it done, and worked on some concrete counter tops and they are pretty nice. They resemble granite in many ways...... jloomis
Reply to
jloomis
The minimum charge is because they'll have to cut up a whole sheet of granite even if you only want a small piece.
You can ask about remnants, but the selection of colors will be much smaller. Also consider man-made products like Corian and Silestone--those can be made in any size.
Reply to
SteveBell
on 3/24/2009 8:56 AM (ET) Dioclese wrote the following:
Have you thought about 1' x 1' granite tile? It worked for me and I installed it myself.
Reply to
willshak
I needed a slab of granite to go under a woorburning stove. Called several "monumental masons" (UK name for the people who make head stones) and found one who would cut me the small piece I needed.
Reply to
Cwatters
Future son-in-law hooked me up. Was lucky to catch him not working yesterday evening. He called in a favor from one of his subs. Cost to me is zero.
Reply to
Dioclese

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