When working with a stone fabricator who is making your new kitchen or bathroom countertops, it’s helpful to make sure that the people who fabricated your countertops are the same people who install your countertops.

The reason for this is that you want continuity between your vision and the final product—especially after investing so much in the quality of your countertops by deciding on quartz or granite, which is not cheap! Imagine ordering expensive granite countertops in just the right shade of charcoal, only to find that they don’t fit when the installers are trying to fit them onto the kitchen island or on either side of your sink.

This could be due to a failure to measure the entire kitchen correctly beforehand—again, a step that could be missed if your fabricators are not also planning to install your countertops, as well. Typically, if fabricators offer full-service design consultation and installation, they’ll make sure to measure your space correctly so as to avoid any tragedies such as incorrect spacing around the sink or a countertop that is too small for your kitchen island.

Having your fabricators also be involved in the design and installation process probably means that you won’t be able to acquire factory-made countertops at a big box home improvement and supply store. However, the reason why such supplies are so inexpensive is because they leave it up to you to do much of the heavy lifting when it comes to measurements and design planning. Most homeowners are too busy to have enough time for so much busywork.

This is why, although it will cost you extra, it’s worth it to hire a comprehensive builder and designer to help you with all steps, from start to finish. This way, you can share your vision and the fabrication team can share some options they’d recommend, depending on your budget and the rest of the decor in the room you’re working in.

Full-service design fabricators and installers can explain what colors are available, what edge types you can choose between, and the differences between quartz and granite for the space you’re decorating. They may also introduce you to materials you weren’t expecting, such as wood, cultured marble, or laminate—any of which could be viable options for your family or household situation, depending on the room in question. For example, you might opt for cultured marble countertops for the master bath, and laminate countertops for the children’s bathroom.

The bottom line is, when in doubt, budget extra for full-service continuity and comprehensive service experienced in taking all extenuating design circumstances and space factors into account. You won’t regret extra care and foresight going into making your dream vision come to life without any major glitches to worry about.

If you’re in the market for new countertops, let Quest Interiors work with you from design concept and vision to fabrication and installation. We’d be happy to offer you a free consultation, so contact us today!