The costs for granite countertops vary significantly and depend on several available options. To accurately budget for your new countertops, it helps to know what the material, fabrication, and installation will be.

Granite Countertops Price vs. Value

Granite countertops are a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms. They come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and designs, last a lifetime, and can increase the value of your home. Under the rule of “you get what you pay for,” granite countertops are an excellent investment with big returns.

Granite Countertops Costs

Expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $150 per square foot, or $2,500 to $6,000 for the average kitchen. Factors that affect what your granite countertops cost will include:
  • Material grade. Vendors typically use four grades: closeout, builder’s, premium, and designer. Since the material is always granite, what most differentiates the grades is the appearance. Closeout and builder’s grades are pre-fab pieces that have less veining. Premium and designer grades have lots of veining and color in the stone.
  • Job complexity. Custom corners and edges, radius tops and waterfall legs will affect your final costs. The fewer customizations there are, the less expensive your granite countertops will be.
  • Installation. We recommend using a skilled installer who is experienced, licensed and insured. Our installers have an average of 7 years of experience in setting stone counters.
Working directly with a granite slab supplier also helps keep your granite countertops cost down. The average savings can be about 15%.

What to Budget

A stylish material like granite for your kitchen and bathroom countertops can be the best home-improvement investment you’ll make. When it comes to planning your budget, our team takes you step-by-step through the process and provides you with a detailed project cost breakdown. Every aspect of granite countertop prices are thoroughly explained, and suggestions are made for where you can create savings. At Rocky Mountain Stone, our goal is to help you understand the many facets of the granite countertop industry. We’ll break down granite countertops costs and pricing so the details are simple to understand and easier for you to make an informed, confident decision.

Rocky Mountain Stone
Granite & Quartz Countertops in Albuquerque, NM

Countertops Only Packages Include:

Material, fabrication and installation on jobs up to 50 sq ft. Color choices listed with each collection. Standard edge profile. (One) undermount sink and (one) cooktop cutout.

All Inclusive Packages Also Include:

Tear-out and disposal of existing laminate, granite, stainless steel or solid surface countertops. 18 ga stainless steel undermount sink with single handle Delta faucet. Plumbing hook-up after installation. Care & maintenance kit. Tile backsplash with labor to install (up to 40 sq ft).

Additional Square Footage, Upgrades and Add-Ons:

Additional square footage (above 50 sq ft) to be charged at package square foot price. Edge profile upgrades and pricing available upon request. Additional cooktop cutout, $100.00. Additional undermount sink cutout, $200.00. Other construction services not specifically listed can be priced out on a per job basis.

Price does not include:

Framing, new substrates, flat bars, touch up drywall or touch up paint. Salestax; drive time for installations beyond Albuquerque metro area; radiused shapes; installation of full height splashes; or colors and edges not specifically listed. Not available in combination with any other discounts. Additional discounts will not be applied to jobs under 50 sq ft.

Granite Colors

Aventine Quartz Colors