Golden Bordeaux Granite in Austin Texas

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Ah, Yes, Another Bordeaux Granite. Today I did a happy dance, then held my camera up high and tried to stop wiggling for long enough to get a clear shot. The object of my affection? A piece of Golden Bordeaux granite destined for a bathroom countertop. This is going on a zig-zaggy cabinet, a custom […]

Is Granite Recommended for Selling a Home in Austin?

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What Would You Expect a Granite Company to Say? What we want to say: heck yeah, you gotta put in granite! What we’re actually going to say: sometimes granite is recommended for resale, and sometimes it isn’t. It all depends on the neighborhood, and the price-point (market value) of the home. Seriously: do you want […]

Bathroom Vanity Top: Round Rock Texas Remodel

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Remodeling Your Round Rock Texas Home? Did you know you can have nicer granite vanity tops for less than you might imagine? We have had the honor of working with a Round Rock homeowner to replace every bathroom vanity top (and kitchen counters, and gameroom counters, and more!) in an older home that she has […]

Blue Stone

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What is Blue Stone? We had some material delivered to the shop today on North Lamar in Austin that knocked our socks off. It’s called Blue Stone and it is one of those stones that just makes your jaw drop and then you stand there gaping. We’ve been happily cutting it up into kitchen countertops […]

Uba Tuba Granite Bathroom Vanity: Enduring Style

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Got an Old Bathroom? If you live in Austin, Texas, chances are your house is a little, um . . . older. Older house means older bathroom vanity tops, and older bathroom cabinets. Sooner or later, you might want to update. And that means making some decisions about which materials to use. Sometimes it’s fun […]

Neptune Bordeaux Granite: Awash with Movement and Color

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Ahhhh, Neptune Bordeaux. Some granite slabs are evenly colored, some have tight little speckles. Others are dark and stormy. And then there is Neptune Bordeaux. This gorgeous granite goes KABOOM! With colors ranging from cream to brown, to graphite to salmon, this granite has got it goin’ on. The face of each slab has large, […]

Santa Cecilia Granite: It Ain’t All the Same

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Want Santa Cecilia Granite like Your Neighbors Have? You’ll need to go pick out the exact material for your kitchen to make sure you get just what you want. If you don’t, the Santa Cecilia might be waaaay different than what you were expecting. We can fab almost any thing you pick into the perfect […]

Fitting a Kitchen Faucet on a Granite Countertop: Getting Ready for Granite

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Replacing Older Counters with a Granite Countertop? If your faucet is old, you might not be able to re-use it. Many older counters are thinner than the typical thickness of the granite installed in the Austin area. Most of the granite found in Austin is 3cm thick (3 centimeters, or about 1.18 inches). Many older […]

Granite Seams: The Granite Biz Series

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Getting New Granite Counters? Want seams all over the place, running here and there and everywhere? Didn’t think so. Some Granite Seams Are Unavoidable. One of the signs of a cut-rate (and cut-quality) granite fabricator is counters with a lot of seams – or more specifically – a lot of unnecessary seams. So, what makes […]

Granite Fabrication Explained: The Granite Biz Series

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Confused by Granite Fabrication Terms? In the Austin granite biz, the people that transform granite slabs into granite countertops are called fabricators. The fabricator may be just one person, but it is usually the term for the whole company – the group of people that work together to turn granite slabs into kitchen or bathroom […]

A Granite Tabletop Turns a Cheap Table into a Custom Table

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This is a cheap table. As in, a few hundred dollars for the whole set, purchased at a discount furniture store in Austin in 2010. Doesn’t look so cheap, if you look closely. (If only we had taken a better photo!). We topped it with a piece of 2cm thick (about 3/4-inch) granite with a […]

Vintage Austin Kitchen Makeover: The One That Got Away

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Want to See a Vintage Kitchen Makeover? So did we. This vintage kitchen is from a house built in the late 1950s in the Wooten area of Austin, Texas. We tried unsuccessfully to buy it, dashing our fantasies of remodeling this dated house. It’s the one that got away. And yes, we’re still talking about […]

Copper Canyon Granite Tabletop for Sale in Austin Texas

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Need a Gorgeous Granite Tabletop? Sometimes for fun, we cut granite into circles and put them on tables. These tabletops are always one-of-a-kind, even when they are cut from the same type of granite. This beautiful granite tabletop is made from Copper Canyon Granite. This gorgeous material has deep tones of orange, rust and gold […]

Leveling Cabinets for Granite Countertops: Getting Ready for Granite

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Level Granite Needs Level Cabinets. Planning to have granite installed? If your cabinets are new, they should be level before your granite counters are installed. If your cabinets are old, they should be level before your granite counters are installed. Oh, goodness, that sounds almost the same! The reason is simple: you want your granite […]

Getting Ready For Granite: Accurate Granite Templating (Clear Your Counters)

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Granite counters that fit require accurate measurements Measure twice, cut once. ¬† That is true for granite countertops as well as a lot of other things. Before we cut your counters, we will measure them very carefully. Many counters also require a template so we have a pattern to use when we cut the granite […]

Getting Ready For Granite Counters: Check Your Shut-Off Valves

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Got an Old House that needs New Granite Counters? Do you want to be without water for days? What you say?¬†That’s crazy talk! Here is how it works: for your new granite counters to be installed, the old countertops have to come out. Whether we take them out, or someone else takes them out, the […]