If you are looking for ways to get a custom look in your home but don't want to spend a fortune, we have a huge tip for you. Using pieces of remnant stone slab can save you huge amounts of money. We should know...we recently installed a new shower and used a remnant piece of quartz for the shower ledge. The best part is, the quartz cost us a tiny fraction of what similar materials typically go for.
When we say remnant stone slab, we are referring to granite, marble, and man made quartz left over from previous countertop installations. There are no defects to them, they just didn't fit in with the kitchen or bathroom that was cut out of the slab. Regular slabs typically range in price from $15 per square foot all the way up to several hundred for the rare stuff. And this is just the cost of the material. By the time you add in the fabrication cost for cutting, polishing...etc., it can get really expensive.
The piece of Caesarstone quartz we purchased for our shower ledge was only a dollar...a piece that would normally go for over a hundred bucks.
Check out this video to see how we purchased a remnant stone slab and turned it into an awesome new shower ledge. Before you purchase a new piece of granite, marble or quartz, be sure to check out the remnants that are available.