I recently had a new counter added into my kitchen. Not a big deal, except I’m “lucky” enough to have granite kitchen counter tops. They came standard with the house we bought.
BUT, there are some downfalls to this. The major one being, if you need to add a new granite counter top to the kitchen, or anywhere else in the house, for that matter, you will have to try and match the granite pattern as closely as possible. This isn’t really a bad thing if you have a granite counter in the kitchen, and want to add a granite counter in the bathroom. Because they are not quite next to each other, the granite pattern , color or texture do not need to match exactly. But if you are adding a granite counter to the kitchen which ALREADY has granite counters, then you might have problems.
Here are some tips I can suggest when adding a new granite counter to your kitchen:
1 – Phone a Granite countertop company and ask if they have any cut-offs you could use:
Depending on the size of your new granite kitchen counter, you might get a really good price on a cut-off. They might also have some left over from when they built houses with the same setup (relevant if you are in a new house, and more so if it is in a complex).
2 – Take a photo of you existing granite counters:
Of course, you will need to take the photos with you so that you can ensure you get as close a match as possible to the existing counters. Remember, the closer to the other counters, the closer the match will need to be.
3 – If possible, take a photo of the piece of granite you will use, and compare it at home:
This way you will get to double check to see if you granite matches. Depending on light, etc., the texture of your granite will differ, so be careful.
So, good luck choosing your granite counter tops. If you have any other tips, suggestions or questions, let me know. Granite counters are a really good addition to any home or kitchen.