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Old 07-21-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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does it really matter how thick the granite is? It's a surface top for kitchen use, it's for aesthetic purposes mostly, it's not a pool table for accuracy! I wouldn't care what thickness it was, don't abuse counter tops. Most kitchen workers will never abuse, but we do want something durable and something stylish. I have never gotten my measuring tape out to determine if I liked a counter or not!!! Totally NOT a dealbreaker on the thickness!! Most cooks don't care!~
Well. . .

some evidently do. . .

and some evidently don't. . .

;-)
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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Didn't you get the memo? 90% of the people in this country are idiots!
Oh yeah!! I forgot!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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As far as appliances go I bought on Craigslist and saved about 600 dollars or more. Got almost new SS all but the microwave and the dishwasher. I bought them on close out at lowes. Its all done and looks exclent. I put 4x4 slate behind the slate as a back splash. I also put new laminate on the bath vanity top.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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We are thinking of putting in a new kitchen. The cupboards I think we will keep, too expensive and the ones we have are fine. How much does it help if you have stainless steel appliances and solid surface tops and a nice back splash in tile? If I can do it for 3000 dollars can I make money on it?
YES! putting in new stainless steel appliances and granite will help sell a home!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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As far as appliances go I bought on Craigslist and saved about 600 dollars or more. Got almost new SS all but the microwave and the dishwasher. I bought them on close out at lowes. Its all done and looks exclent. I put 4x4 slate behind the slate as a back splash. I also put new laminate on the bath vanity top.
I think you made the right decision! And, I bet you kitchen looks makes your whole house look even better! I think a tile / slate backsplash is a great idea, and will give a really nice accent - touch to the look of your kitchen! We put a tile backsplash full height behind our counters - its glass / quartz and it matches the dark bronze of the new knobs we installed, matches the honey maple wood cabinets we have, the colors of our granite, and an accent color we painted above our cabinets! We even have a cool fabric beachy art piece on the wall - unfortunately that is going to my daughters new apartment in the fall, so we will have to replace it with something else. Giving my wife more incentive to shop. ;-( I can live with that though, if she brings home a six pack. ;-)
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:40 AM
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Location: Pagosa Springs, CO/North Port,FL
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granitte is sold in 20cm (3/4") or 30cm (1 1/4") I disagree with the quote 3/4 is the industry norm. 30cm is absolutley the standard for kitchens and I would never 'downgrade' to 20cm in kitchens. bathrooms yes
I think you meant 3 cm-30 cm would be 11.8 inches. We are looking at new counter tops (granite) The samples at Lowes are all 3/8 inches. I would prefer some thing a bit thicker myself, but the demo kitchens seem to all have 3/8" thick granite.

We are looking at picking out our own slab (not Lowes) and getting something thicker than the "norm" of 3/8". Looks like some good deals in the area right now.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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I think you meant 3 cm-30 cm would be 11.8 inches. We are looking at new counter tops (granite) The samples at Lowes are all 3/8 inches. I would prefer some thing a bit thicker myself, but the demo kitchens seem to all have 3/8" thick granite.

We are looking at picking out our own slab (not Lowes) and getting something thicker than the "norm" of 3/8". Looks like some good deals in the area right now.
CTC - he's British, what does he know about the metric system!
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