Choosing the Stone That Meets Your Budget

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So, you’ve done some research. Maybe you’ve spent hours looking at Pinterest inspiration photos or used the ESF online visualizer to put together your dream kitchen. Perhaps you understand the difference between natural stone and engineered stone by now — if not, check out our Stone Material Guide blog post. So now it’s time to start putting together a budget for your renovation project. Where do you begin?

A Stone fabricator can help you with renovating your kitchen and bath. Get to know your stone fabricator and find one that you trust. Discuss your plans and bring pictures of the space so they can identify any challenges that may occur. Another option is to visit with a designer like Kitchens By Design. They can show you many options in materials and designs for a perfect fit for your project.

Budget Prep

When putting together a project it’s important to get your priorities in order. Tracking your expenses in a spreadsheet is a great way to manage your budget as well. Once you set your budget and know the pricing for material, installation and other expenses of the renovation you can plan your overall budget. List all your expenses in your spreadsheet so that you stay within your budget and account for any unexpected issues that might arise.

There are a range of factors that will affect the look and cost of your countertops including material type and slab size. Visit How to Home for a material review and approximate price estimate on materials.

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