Which is better: granite or quartz?
Trick question! There really isn’t an objective answer: both have their pros and cons, and ultimately the choice between the two often comes down to personal tastes. Let’s explore some of the differences:
Thanks in part to their popularity in American kitchen remodels, granite countertops cost less than they used to. That price point is even lower here at Superior Stone & Cabinet. We are able to offer discount granite countertops because we’re a direct importer. We cut out the middlemen typically associated with granite slab accrual and shipment.
How much do granite countertops cost?
The cost of granite installation starts at as low as $31.99 sq/ft here at Superior Stone & Cabinet. Your exact install costs will vary depending on the exact color, type, and slab in question, so we recommend that you talk to one of our design pros for an estimate.
How much do quartz countertops cost?
The exact cost to install quartz countertops depends on the type of quartz, the size of your kitchen, and other factors. Generally speaking, quartz countertops cost more than granite, but that may not necessarily be true in all cases.
What is the price of quartz per square foot?
Quartz costs vary greatly depending on quality and supplier. Generally speaking, quartz costs about $75 per-square foot, according to data from HomeAdivsor. Our recommendation? If you prefer the look of quartz but are working on a budget, let our design experts help find you quartz countertops within your price range.
As with granite, we supply discount quartz countertops because we’re a wholesaler and import directly from high-quality quartz manufacturers.
Finding the right cabinets for your remodel
As with your countertops, you’ll see the best-possible returns when you invest your home remodeling dollar in new cabinets. Today’s homebuyers are looking for modern cabinets complete with features such as soft-close drawers, organization tools, and additional storage. Make cabinets a priority in your kitchen remodel, and you will drastically increase the appeal and value of your kitchen.
How much do kitchen cabinets cost?
If you’re not careful, new kitchen cabinets can end up costing you and arm, a leg, and, well, a lot of cash. For, many, the kitchen cabinet installation cost is prohibitive: of that $22,000 average spent on remodeling, homeowners reported spending 29% of that—almost $7,000 on average!—on cabinets and hardware alone. It’s the most expensive part of your remodel. So, how do you reduce costs?
For one, work with a wholesaler. Here are Superior Stone & Cabinet, we’re your source for wholesale cabinets. We are able to install discounted kitchen cabinets not because we take shortcuts on quality, construction, or installation, but because we purchase them directly from the manufacturer, without having to work with a middleman.
In fact, for a 10’ x 10’ kitchen, we currently offer cabinets installed for as low as $999.00! That’s far less than that national average above.
Bundle and save
You can also save by bundling your cabinets and counters. At Superior, we sell both stone countertops and cabinets, and homeowners looking to upgrade both as part of a remodel can get started for as low as $2,298. When you visit our showroom, be sure to ask about our current kitchen cabinets sales.
Cut costs, not corners
One way to reduce your overall kitchen remodeling cost is by finding relatively inexpensive ways to upgrade your home’s kitchen beyond the essentials like cabinets and countertops. From better lighting to new paint and fixtures, there are plenty of do-it-yourself projects that homeowners can take on to boost the return-on-investment from their upgraded kitchen.
Light influences both the utility and appeal of your kitchen in ways you may not have considered. A dimly lit kitchen with little natural light and outdated light fixtures isn’t doing its new countertops or cabinets any favors. By upgrading the lighting situation in this space, you can bring your kitchen to life, make it easier for people to use, and add tremendous value to your remodel for a relatively small amount of money.
For obvious reasons, natural light is the best-possible option. If you’re planning on opening up your kitchen by taking out interior walls, consider what kind of natural light can now enter the space. Short of major renovations or adding a skylight, update your light fixtures in a way that modernizes the kitchen and shows off major elements. We recommend considering pendant lighting over kitchen islands, light strips on the undersides of your new cabinets, and spotlighting as the main light source.
New paint is one of the least expensive ways to bring an outdated kitchen into the 21st century. After your new cabinets and countertops are decided on, consult with your design expert at Superior about what kind of interior paint complements the new style you’re going for.
Do you want an apron-styled ceramic sink, or a sleek stainless steel setup? Do you want silver, standardized pulls on your cabinets and drawers, or something more homey and rustic? These small details typically don’t cost remodelers a fortune, and they’re the cherry-on-top-of-the-sundae that add an outsized amount of value to the entire kitchen.
Where to start your remodel
If you’re just starting your kitchen remodeling journey, things can often feel overwhelming. After all, there are a lot of details and costs to keep track of, and it’s often unclear where to start. No matter where you are in the remodeling process, we recommend bringing a professional design expert into the mix.
The team at Superior Stone & Cabinet lives and breathes kitchen remodeling. Our professionals not only have an eye for great design, but they can advise you on what other homeowners have been doing, what’s trending, and what tends to deliver the best value.
Getting started is easy! To have one of our design pros come to your home to take measurements and talk about your kitchen remodeling cost estimates and options, just give us a call at (602) 437-0088 or contact us online.
Alternatively, stop by our conveniently located Phoenix showroom, meet with our on-site experts, and check out our selection of new counters, cabinets, flooring, and more.