It's a good choice to replace your countertops with granite. What's the average cost of granite countertops? How much can you expect to pay for them, and how can you get the most for your money?
The average granite countertop will cost between $50 and $100 per square foot. Including installation costs, it can run as high as $200 per square foot.
One major factor in the cost of granite countertops is the thickness of the granite. A standard granite slab is about one and a quarter inches thick. But if you get a thinner slab of three quarters of an inch, it will still be long-lasting and easy to clean, but at a cheaper price.
Another way to reduce the cost is to use granite tiles instead of a granite slab. With fine enough grout lines, granite tiles can blend together so seamlessly that it looks like a single piece. But as compared to a heftier price tag attached to granite slabs, tile costs up to 60 percent less.