If you are considering updating or remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, the countertops are a great place to start. If your current countertops show signs of consistent use or looking a little outdated, updating them can help make a strong statement and instantly transform your space’s look and feel. 

At Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz, we specialize in the custom fabrication of natural and engineered stone surfaces for your home improvement projects. And while we understand that upgrading your countertops is an investment, our team’s goal is to help you find a stone countertop that will work for your needs and within your budget. Continue reading to learn about some tips on how to save for your dream countertops.


The best place to begin before any home project or upgrades is to create a budget. When choosing the right countertop for your space, you should think about how much money you want to spend and the countertop style you would like for your home. 

When researching the best type of countertop for your home, our team recommends contacting a local countertop fabricator to discuss pricing based on the countertop material type, rarity, color, texture and edges. This will help give you a good idea of what you want and how much it will cost.

The more flexible you can be on these items, the more money you can save on your countertops. Just remember, you will have your new countertops for a long time, so if something is a priority to you, you may not want to compromise on it. 


If you know you want to set aside extra money for your new countertops, you should start now. Doing little things early on like removing unnecessary expenses and setting and sticking to realistic savings goals can make a difference and allow you to save the funds to afford the countertops of your dreams in no time!


Smaller pieces of countertops that are left over from our granite, quartz or marble projects can also be used in the form of remnants. Our indoor remnant department allows our customers to browse through our selections and find that unique piece of stone they desire for smaller projects. Our remnant pricing is very competitive and often allows the customer to bypass the minimum square footage requirements that our competitors and box stores often have. In addition, our remnant prices are comparable to those of laminate or prefabricated stone vanity tops. 


While it may seem like a good idea to choose the cheapest option for materials and craftsmanship to save money initially, this is probably not the best decision. Selecting the most affordable option could be far more expensive in the long run if work is not completed properly or the materials used are not of good quality. For example, ready-made materials are thinner and sub-par in their durability and appearance.

At Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz, we strive to provide a level of professionalism that is often missed within our industry. When you invite us into your home for a consultation, construction work, templating or installation, we want you to know that we will treat your home like it is our home. Furthermore, we don’t watch our competition and try to replicate their process. Instead, we make sure that we lead the way and set the example that others try to emulate. And we are happy to say we have a positive reputation with our customers and our community! Check out our testimonials page and our Facebook page to see what our customers are saying about their experience with us!

We want you to find a countertop that fits your budget needs and looks good, too. Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff help you with those goals. If you have any questions regarding pricing, countertop materials, remnants or more, please call us at 304-472-6483 or contact us online. Please keep in mind that due to the ongoing pandemic, all customers must schedule an appointment before visiting our facility. We are currently closed to walk-in customers.