kitchen countertop remodel

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  1. remodel

    remodel New Member

    Aug 21, 2008
    Just wanted to know if installing granite on a small kitchen would cost upwards of $7,000. I only have 42 sq ft and live in small town and think this guy is trying to take me.
  2. Master Plumber 101

    Master Plumber 101 In the Trades

    Aug 11, 2008
    $166.00 sq ft seems very high. Can you get other estimates. Last time I priced it out it was about $60.00 sq ft.
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  4. Nate R

    Nate R Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I perform R&D testiing at small engine manuf.
    Milwaukee, WI
    I've seen places that claim as low a $28/SF starting price. I'd think you could do better than $166. I dunno that I'd want the $28, but 60 sounds more reasonable. Given the small area, 80 doesn't sound out of line.
  5. Howard Emerson

    Howard Emerson I teach guitar:You call that a job?

    Apr 28, 2008
    I teach guitar:You call that a job?
    Huntington Station, NY
    This place may be worth looking into:

  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    The price depends on which granite you choose, the thickness, the way the edges are finished, and the complexity of the installation. The backsplash is usually priced differently from, and in addition to, the main counter. Some installations are $50.00/sq. ft. and others can go to $150.00. Even getting multiple bids can be deceiving unless you can be sure you are looking at the same materials.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2008
  7. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    You have to be careful pricing that you compare apples to apples. Most places quote a base price per linear foot, or per square foot. Then, edge details are extra, cut outs are extra, etc.

    The price of granite has come down a lot in the last 5~6 years....for the usual reason....they are getting it from CHINA.

    Perhaps you want to check the thread just a few above this one, about RADON in granite. Might be a question you need to ask your supplier!
  8. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    The raw price for granite can vary from in the $40's to over $200 (there's a really rare blue one that costs over this price) per square foot, not counting edges, sink cutouts and special features (like a sloped dish drainage area with SS or brass inserts, or rodded reinforcements to account for overhangs). Edging can cost from a few $/in to as much as $10 or so. A sink hole is often around $350-400.
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