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Offline mrclose

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Countertops
« on: March 27, 2017, 03:11:59 PM »
This is just a general information question.

I know that it would be impossible to get an exact cost on this.

My better half has now replaced all of our appliances with  incredibly expensive stainless steel appliances and is now on the hunt for new "incredibly expensive" counter-tops!:(

We have one long counter that is L shaped.
10 foot long run with a 2 foot turn to the right.

There is a small counter area on the right side of the oven which is around 2 feet by 1 foot.

Of course .. she wants to go with quartz! :scared:

If my math is correct then the total area is around  22 square?

If there is a pro in here or if anyone has had a similar "Break The Bank" purchasing experience .. I would sure appreciate a 'ballpark' estimate of cost and thus .. How many more years must I trudge off to work at 4 in the morning? :sad:



Please, break it to me gently!



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Re: Countertops
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 04:04:53 PM »
We've been looking at a complete kitchen remodel, and came to the conclusion cement is best, that is, if you don't mind taking on the project yourself.
You can make it look like marble, quartz or anything you want. There are tons of DYI videos on the subject.
I should have done it a few years ago, but now my heart says NO!, so we'll probably wind up having it poured on the spot by a professional.
Here's a butt load of pics at the link.
https://www.concretenetwork.com/photo-gallery/concrete-countertops_2/





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Re: Countertops
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 06:43:00 AM »
Well, what did you finally decide to do?
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Re: Countertops
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 06:59:27 AM »
Well, what did you finally decide to do?

I've been lucky.
So far I have been able to fend off this newest encroachment on what little bank assets I have left!

Oh it's coming alright .. just not at the mind numbing (and cash draining) pace it was traveling at!

BTW: She 'thinks' that she wants the quartz.
(No doubt there will be many mind changes before it's over.) :lol:

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Re: Countertops
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 07:27:32 AM »
I've been lucky.
So far I have been able to fend off this newest encroachment on what little bank assets I have left!

Oh it's coming alright .. just not at the mind numbing (and cash draining) pace it was traveling at!

BTW: She 'thinks' that she wants the quartz.
(No doubt there will be many mind changes before it's over.) :lol:
Quartz was sooo, 2015. :lol:
Yeah, cement looks to be the next decade in countertops, unless NASA comes up with some diamond tough, feather light, bulletproof material, that is.
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Re: Countertops
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 08:59:23 AM »
want a new kitchen but had a bad experience with buying furniture. the whole story in this article https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/chris-pallante-delivery-operator-c866572.html . can you recommend any good shops.

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Re: Countertops
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 11:08:05 PM »
want a new kitchen but had a bad experience with buying furniture. the whole story in this article https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/chris-pallante-delivery-operator-c866572.html . can you recommend any good shops.

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