Making the Most of Your Leftover Granite

Posted on Nov 19, 2021
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Monte Cristo Satin Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
Featured Image: Monte Cristo Satin Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

When renovating your home with granite tile or slab, it is always best practice to order extra. After all, who knows what could happen during delivery and installation? Having backup granite ready to go, should any damage occur during your remodel, guarantees you will be able to get your project complete cohesively. If you end up not needing this backup granite, however, it can be challenging to find a use for the additional pieces. Based on contemporary design trends, here are five leftover granite ideas for your home.

Memorable Backsplashes

Backsplashes are wonderful for recycling your additional granite pieces after a renovation. These small slab inserts behind a sink or vanity make high-traffic areas pop and please the eye.

For a multi-functional granite that can be used to craft a great backsplash,   consider Monte Cristo Satin. This earthy stone offers beautiful veining and movement throughout, adding pleasant energy to your room. Behind a kitchen sink or bathroom vanity, this granite introduces a subtle style that enhances any design without detracting from other elements or overwhelming the space.

Entryway Accents

Introduce flair and style to the flooring of your entryway by adding accents with your excess granite. This can be done using excess granite to create a stylish display area for family photos as well as a place to keep your keys. Consider creating a coat rack with a granite shelf for extra storage. Finally, crafting pieces for the entryway that are topped with granite, such as end tables, also adds interest.

Blizzard Granite Kirtchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
Image: Blizzard Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

Blizzard is a versatile granite, perfect for entryway accents and other uses. These accents can also serve as a stylish segue connecting one or more spaces and coordinating your home. Beautiful swirls of white pop from the rich, black stone make it a great highlight for any room.

Unique Tabletops

With enough leftover granite, you could craft one-of-a-kind tabletops for your coffee table, end tables, or dining table. These pieces introduce themes of your design into new elements, uplifting and rounding out your room feel.

Bianco Typhoon Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
Image:  Bianco Typhoon Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile

For living room pieces, such as coffee or end tables, Bianco Typhoon granite is a fantastic choice. This timeless color calls on classic design trends and makes a statement in any room. Modern designs will also benefit from the interest and movement created with this gorgeous stone. Consider crafting one large or two to three smaller tabletops, then put them to use inside a pale-painted room with plenty of natural light. The brightness and airiness of the space will be grounded by the granite, bringing together the design.

Feature Windowsills

Using spare granite to line your windowsills is a design game-changer. These pieces uplift the entire space, elevating the room decor with a dash of elegance and modernity. Left bare, these opulent windowsills make a beautiful accent piece for the room. Alternatively, they provide the perfect foundation for transforming your sills into storage. The spirited granite sill allows for additional design elements or decorate possessions to be displayed with proper commemoration. In a kitchen, consider using a lined granite windowsill to proudly display your mug collection. In a living room, these sills can positively hold houseplants. Empty or full, granite windowsills bring in a pop of cool luxury that will improve the aesthetic of the room.

Special Wall Shelving

Another great leftover granite idea is crafting custom wall shelves for your space. Using the same granite throughout your room in multiple ways fosters a cohesive design, and shelves add a splash of your chosen slab without detracting from the main feature piece. In a separate space, these shelves will introduce themes from other rooms across your home, coordinating the entire design into one theme. Carrying notes of your statement granite piece throughout other parts of your home renovation is the perfect way to tie your spaces together.

Better yet, these granite shelves are functional and fun. Shelves can be hung in a variety of patterns, heights, and angles to make statement wall pieces. Arranging your extra granite pieces into a utilitarian art piece in your living room or bedrooms brings extra energy and excitement into the space. It also allows for displaying your decor pieces or personal possessions.

At Arizona Tile, we carry a wide range of granite, ensuring we have the best product for your next remodeling project. If you need to browse our tiles and slabs before making your decision, check out our design tools – the Visualizer and the Product Finder. Our experienced, friendly team has the design and install knowledge you need to make informed choices while renovating your home. Contact us today to set up your first consultation.

 

 

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