Any and all may share their wisdom here. I am remodeling my kitchen
and it is now time for the counters. My wife and I have gone 'round
and 'round about what to use.
So, we found some Dupont Zodiaq (indus red) that we loved. Our
kitchen is U shaped, with a dining bar and one small counter top
opposite. We have a total of about 61 square feet f surface, and 33
feet of edge, plus a backsplach of maybe 25 square feet (up to the
bottom of cabinets).
We picked a plain, 45 degree bevel on a doubled edge (instead of
bullnose). Ouch! The bid was just under $8,000. OK $100 per square
What am I missing? I have done countless hours of reseach on the
internet to try to be an informed consumer, and I was thinking in the
$50 - $60 sq ft range. What did I ask for that blew the lid?
Since there are now a number of granite fabricators in my city
(northern california), I'm thinking of dropping by with my drawings.
I realize that some of the factors are shape, edge profile, amount of
edging and of course area. Chime in because I am very flexible with
respect to materials and design. I just can't seem to find someone
who will confide in me the factors that effec price.
PS, while I can eaily see the prices for stone materials on the web,
the synthetics are well hidden. Any clues as to material prices?