What to Do With Granite Remnants After Getting New Countertops

Getting new granite countertops installed is exciting. But unless you’re very lucky and your kitchen’s measurements are perfect, you’ll likely have some leftover bits of granite after work is completed. While you can throw the excess granite away or let your installation team have it, you can also find ways to repurpose it and incorporate it into your daily life. Here are a few great ways to repurpose your leftover granite. 

Build a New Coffee Table
If you have a larger slab of granite left after getting your new countertops installed, you could use it as a top for a new coffee table. If the slab is heavy enough, you could simply lay it over a beaten-up old wooden top. But if it’s thin and light, you may want to get a bit more creative and hands-on with your new table. Head to a thrift shop and look for a coffee table or side table with a removable glass top. You may be able to leave the glass at the shop and simply rest the granite on top when you get home or find a way to set it inside the frame for a more secure fit. 

Use Small Chunks as Trivets
If your granite slabs had to be cut to fit your kitchen and your space, you may not have large slabs left over. That doesn’t mean you can’t put the remnants to work. Use those smaller chunks of granite as trivets and place them by your stove and oven. You can set hot pots, pans, and baking sheets on these granite remnants rather than putting them directly on the countertop. This can help reduce the risk of damage to the granite, the sealant, or the polished surface. 

Create Some Whiskey Stones
If you have tiny bits of granite left over, you may be able to use them to elevate your cocktail hour. Clean up those small chunks by washing them thoroughly with soap and warm water. You can then put these stones in your freezer and use them instead of ice cubes for cocktails and high-end spirits without diluting the taste or the potency of your favorite adult beverage. Even better, they’re infinitely reusable. 

Incorporate the Granite into Your Garden
If the remnants you have are awkward sizes, you may be able to use them in your garden. Use them to provide a safe place to set your garden tools or water bottles in your garden beds without damaging your plants. Lay several in a row to create a smooth walking path to make watering easier.

Use the Leftovers for a Backsplash
You may also be able to use your granite remnants to create a backsplash behind your stove or your sink area. This will tie the space together while also making your kitchen easier to clean throughout the week. Keep in mind that you may want to hire an expert to install your new backsplash. Cutting granite to size and installing it correctly takes time and equipment that most homeowners won’t have. 

Put Your Granite Remnants to Work
Leftover granite pieces from your Denver natural stone supplier don’t have to go to waste. Use these tips to make the most out of your leftover granite. And if you need some accent stone to create contrast and further elevate the look of your space, reach out to Natural Stone Sales today. 
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