With the right adjustments and plan, updating an older house can truly pay off eventually. However, updating an older house isn’t always the best route for everybody. Financially it is a big commitment and the process can be too stressful to make it worth it. Is it a good idea to move straight into a property that is totally ready?
The best thing to do is buy a house that needs new kitchen countertops, to save money and also for the flexibility of decision making.
If you are therefore planning to buy a house in Sacramento California, here are more ideas to help you save money as you update your new property with new countertops.
Buy locally sourced marble
A lot of people who visit stone yards will go asking for the fine Italian marble. This natural luxurious stone is imported from overseas countries such as China, Turkey, India or Brazil. You can however get Affordable Marble Countertops by buying locally sourced slabs. Buying local will help you to avoid some added expenses such as import taxes, and the shipping cost will also be less.
Look for ways to minimize the cost of labor
Most marble countertops in Sacramento are available in a polished finish, a cheaper alternative to honed, leathered or brushed finish. This is facilitated by the notion that a mirror-like shine is the most affordable, and the most preferred. The alternative finishes will require complex techniques, and this will increase the cost of labor. Go for simple finishes to save money on your new countertops.
Try for simpler finishes
The thickness of countertops heavily affects its pricing, and this will consequently affect the edging options. Most countertops will typically come in a thickness of 3 centimeters for kitchen countertops and 2 centimeters for bathroom countertops. You can also get them in thicknesses of up to 5 centimeters, but you will have to dig deeper in your pockets.
It is wild to imagine that there are countertop options with up to 12 cm of edge thickness out there. Remember the simpler your edge options, the better your chances of getting Affordable Countertop options.
Go for straight edges, if you want a simple but affordable edge option. The famous waterfall edge profile works best for the thickest slabs, and this will require a lot of material. By saving money on thinner countertops, you might be able to pay for more decorative edges which will leave you with stylish and quality countertops.
Snag some overstock steals
Make friends with Block Tops Inc. fabricators so that they can keep you updated on overstocks and unused slabs. They might even offer you a discount on tiles, which can be used as a countertop alternative. You can also get a good deal on a customized slab meant for a previous customer who never got it installed.
The losses of your fabricator can be channeled to be your gain, especially if you are not choosy with the colors or styles. If there is an inventory that needs urgent clearing or if we’re stuck with a particular slab that’s eating up a lot of space in our store, being friends with our fabricators will give you a first consideration when the time comes to put them on offer.
Looking for more ideas on how you can save money on new kitchen countertops in Sacramento California? Contact the countertop fabrication and installation experts from Block Tops Inc. You can also sign up for daily updates on the available deals and discounts we are currently offering.