Granite countertops are expensive. That’s all there is to it. But before you start looking for other options, consider using granite tiles.
When we remodeled our kitchen a few years ago, we priced granite countertops and discovered quickly they wouldn’t fit our budget. Never ones to give up, we (well, my husband, David) came up with an alternative. Instead of solid slabs of granite, he suggested 24” granite tiles. I’m not a fan of tile countertops but he assured me there would only be a few grout lines.
David purchased 24” tiles and edge pieces from our local tile shop (Home Depot and Lowe’s don’t currently sell the 24” tiles). He installed the tiles with a minimum number of grout lines and the end result was a beautiful granite countertop for 1/3 the price of granite slabs.
So if you want granite but don’t have enough money in the budget, check out granite tiles.