As you search for your new countertop, you might think that getting it from a big box store is cheaper and more convenient. However, there are far greater benefits to gain when you work with a local fabricator.
Big Box Store Prices Can Be Expensive
Whether you’re looking for a good deal in granite, quartz or any other material for your countertop, you won’t find it in your local big box store. The prices are usually marked up around 10% to 30% because they’re essentially the middleman between you and the fabricator. Although you’ll sometimes see advertised price per square foot promotions in big box stores, they won’t disclose the additional fees until you’re about to buy the countertops. These “extra” upgrades are hardly upgrades at all; they can include under-mount sink cut-outs and extra holes for faucets, which make up over 90% of typical countertop installations!
Their Quality Isn’t Guaranteed
Big box stores tend to subcontract out to several manufacturers and fabricators. This usually means the quality of fabrication and installation will be from multiple sources, which can vary in quality and workmanship. From measuring your kitchen to installing the countertop, they won’t be able to guarantee a proper job because they’re outsourcing the labor to contractors with questionable experience. Even if you’re just looking for discount kitchen cabinets and countertops, you should never settle and instead invest in quality materials and workmanship that can last for many years.
Work With a Local Specialist Instead
By working with local fabricators like us, you can be sure your countertop is designed and installed with your best interests in mind. From selecting the material to its installation, we’ll assist in managing the project during each step of the process. Working with us also means cutting out the middleman, which means cheaper prices and a wider variety of materials to choose from!
Make sure to check out the products offered by Granite Works. Call us today at (301) 640-5010, or fill out our convenient contact form. We serve customers in Maryland and the surrounding areas, so talk to us today!