One of the first questions we get asked is how much will a stone benchtop cost?
Yes, when you imagine your kitchen looking sensational with a stunning stone benchtop and entertaining your guests around a benchtop that is the envy to every man and woman's eye, you may begin to wonder if a stone benchtop is in your budget.
The good news is that supply and demand have made stone benchtop products much more affordable than it was 4-5 years ago. Engineered stone and Granite are the fastest growing materials in the benchtop industry, making them not only for the ‘Rich and Famous’ but an affordable luxury for most New Zealand homes.
In saying that stone benchtops are not a ‘cheap’ option but rather a ‘value’ option. There is something about a stone benchtop that makes a statement about a home and gives it a higher ‘spec’. This can raise the value of your home by $10,000 - $20,000 and even more! So you need to take the overall value into consideration when looking at the figures behind the $ sign of a stone benchtop.
Like most products, there is a range of options. The price of your stone benchtop will depend on these 4 factors:
The type of stone you choose, Natural, Engineered or Ultra Compact (UCS) stone
The stone design and colour you choose (marble, leathered and other finishes can be more expensive)
The layout and design of your kitchen
The thickness of your benchtop
We like to tell people to budget for around $4000 – $7000 for a stone benchtop.
A stone benchtop is an investment that you will never regret. Whether it is to enhance the kitchen of your forever home or to elevate the value of the home you are about to sell a stone benchtop is one of the best investments you will add to your home.
If you would like your benchtop to stand the test of time and look simply stunning for years to come then ensure that the company you are choosing to fabricate your stone benchtop are approved and recommended stone fabricators.
We are experts in creating stunning stone benchtops. We work closely alongside your cabinet maker to ensure you end up with a benchtop you truly love.
If you would like to replace your existing benchtop with a stunning stone benchtop get in touch, we will help you LOVE your kitchen benchtop.