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How to Save Money on Quartz Countertops

Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.

How to Save Money on Quartz Countertops

Introduction

Quartz countertops are the most popular choice for homeowners looking to update their kitchen or bathroom. But quartz is expensive, and it’s easy to spend hundreds of dollars on a kitchen countertop. Quartz is also prone to scratches and stains from acidic foods like tomato sauce and coffee grounds. So how do you save money on your quartz countertop? Here are six ways:

Get a few bids from stone suppliers.

If you’re purchasing your quartz countertops from a stone supplier, get at least three bids. If you don’t know where to start, ask friends and family for recommendations. You can also find listings on the internet or ask at your local hardware store or home improvement store if they have any recommendations for local contractors who install quartz counters.

Make sure to get a detailed list of all materials used in the job including the cost per square foot upfront so that you have an idea of what price range will be reasonable for your project. To ensure quality workmanship and material use, make sure that these details are included in each quote along with warranties offered by the suppliers as well as their experience with this type of installation (if applicable).

Pick a slab with some natural imperfections.

  • You should pick a slab with some natural imperfections. It's less expensive and more beautiful to have a countertop that has some variation in the color or texture of the material. Natural imperfections also help to make your countertop more durable, environmentally friendly and sustainable.
  • Choose a slab from an ethical source. Quartz is mined in many parts of the world, including China, Brazil and Madagascar; however, this can result in poor working conditions for workers at all levels of production—from mining through transportation and installation.
  • Ask about what kind of preparation will be done on your quartz before installation.

If you’re looking for something more affordable than granite or marble—but still want something with character (and strength)—quartz might be your best bet!

Keep the edge simple.

As you'd expect, the edges of your countertop are a crucial component in the overall appearance. They can be as simple or elaborate as you like, but remember that they should match the rest of your quartz countertop. If they don't fit into this category, they will stand out like a sore thumb and detract from the look of both your kitchen and bathroom.

The thickness should also be consistent with what you've chosen for other parts of your quartz countertop. A thin edge is going to look cheap; however, it may not be possible to avoid this if there isn't enough material available for thicker cuts. In any case, make sure that it's not too thick or thin before proceeding with installation!

It's also important that straight lines run parallel to each other throughout all four sides; this means keeping everything level when working with measurements during fabrication so nothing gets skewed later on down road (no pun intended). Similarly important is making sure that edges are smooth enough not scratch against anything else either inside cabinets/drawers but especially outside where it could potentially damage nearby surfaces when rubbing up against them accidentally later on down road (no pun intended again). Finally although not necessarily critical just yet let's say there are no noticeable defects such as scratches dents etcetera--these things do happen though rarely because we're human beings after all so don't worry too much about perfection here because perfection doesn't exist anyway according

Don’t have your contractor do the work.

Having your countertop cut on site is almost always cheaper than having it delivered to you, but there are a few reasons why that's not the best idea. For one thing, cutting quartz is a very precise process; it's difficult for most people to do without specialized tools and training. The other issue with having your countertop cut in situ is that once it's done, there will be less material left over than if you'd had it delivered and cut at home. This means more waste—and more money down the drain!

If you're planning on getting your quartz countertops professionally installed by a contractor or professional kitchen remodeler (as opposed to doing them yourself), make sure not only that they have experience working with this material but also that they agree not to cut short any excess part of the slab before installation takes place—that way no extra pieces will go unused!

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Don’t have your countertop cut to length on site.

It’s a common practice to have your countertop cut to length on site, which can lead to some big cost savings. But if you have the option of buying a slab of quartz and having it cut down to size at the store, this might be better for your wallet.

If you want to keep costs as low as possible, choose a slab that is longer than what you need and simply cut it down yourself. You can do this by using a miter saw or table saw in your garage (or enlisting a friend with those tools). The benefit of making cuts at home is that they are much cheaper than having them done professionally. If the slab is long enough and has been properly installed into two pieces (as opposed to one), then half of your project will already be complete!

Be OK with small pieces of leftover material.

Here's the thing: you're going to have some leftover material, and you should be OK with that. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to put it to good use.

You can use the leftovers for other projects, like a shower surround or tile flooring in a bathroom or kitchen. Having extra pieces will also give your contractor a bigger discount on his next job, or he may be willing to knock off an extra 10% if he comes back for another project in the future! If all else fails, donate them to charity so someone else can make great use of them too!

In order to keep costs low, it's important to keep your design relatively simple and make sure all the pieces fit together before you buy them.

In order to keep costs low, it's important to keep your design relatively simple and make sure all the pieces fit together before you buy them.

You should start with a single slab, rather than having two slabs cut into separate pieces that need to be joined together. This will help you avoid having seams between materials.

The trim is another place where you can get creative without sacrificing quality or cost. As long as there aren't any sharp edges, keeping the trim simple (like rounded edges) will look just as good as if it were more detailed - and much cheaper!

In addition, don't have your contractor do the work; instead find someone who specializes in installation only so they're not making up for any lack of experience with unnecessary extras that jack up costs unnecessarily high but also lower quality in another area by not being able to do things properly due to lack of knowledge/training on their part.

Conclusion

So there you have it! We hope these tips help you save money on your quartz countertops and keep your budget low. Remember that the key to saving money is to buy smart, then take your time with the installation process.

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2022 Shanon Sandquist

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