Investing in quartz countertops for your home might be one of the best design decisions you’ll ever make. As an added bonus, there are usually pieces of quartz left over that didn’t quite make the cut (literally). Instead of just letting them going to waste, you can make creative use of them elsewhere in your home. We have some nice ideas on how to use quartz remnants:
Briefly, before we go to the actual ideas, let’s recall the benefits of quartz. They’re probably fresh on your mind if you’ve just had quartz countertops installed, but not everyone has done their research.
- Visually appeal
A home bar is certainly a cool feature for a home. They’re usually tucked into the corner of a game room or living room. Using quartz remnants as the bar top will make it stand out even more than usual. The unique grains and variety of colors that quartz comes in will easily triumph the laminate wood that currently makes up your bar.
Remnants are perfect for thin surfaces such as bars.
You can also make an attention-grabbing table, possibly for an entryway or living room. Quartz makes for a bold look, so be sure that the other parts (i.e. the legs) support (and don’t lower the quality) the overall look. An entryway filled with natural light would be the perfect place for a quartz table; a great way to grab someone’s attention when they walk through the door.
Quartz remnants are shaped well for shelving. You can use them in a bookshelf, cabinets, or stand alones in a living area. Quartz is extremely strong; it will be able to support heavy objects, whether decorative or functional.
It will add pizzazz to otherwise dull objects, and most quartz grains are easy to match with its surroundings. Slabs are generally some combination of white, black and gray.
You won’t find stepping stones in a nicer material than quartz. Add a subtle but elegant feature to your backyard, front yard or side yard. You can ask your contractor to cut the remnants into whatever shape you’d like. After the big install he/she did with the kitchen countertops, a few remnant cuts won’t take much time at all.
Do keep in mind that quartz is vulnerable to moisture. Thus, rain could eventually ruin its appeal. However, it’s heat-resistant so it won’t have any problems with daily sunlight, even in Dallas.
Speaking of heat-resistant, quartz remnants can be used as fireplace surrounds, specifically a fireplace hearth. Slate is considered the best material for a hearth; but slate is much more expensive than quartz. With leftover quartz from a major project, you can have a beautiful hearth in place. Quite a deal!
With quartz being the best kitchen countertop, it can also make for the best kitchen accessories. Turn your leftover quartz into a cutting board, trivet or pastry board! Quartz is very hard to scratch (perfect for cutting boards), heat-resistant (for a trivet), and attractive (for a pastry board). These accessories will look better than anything you’ll find at a store.
Galaxy Granite & Stone
If the square footage of the slab exceeds what’s needed for your countertop, we’ll ask you if you want the remnants. We’ll also offer some suggestions on how to use them whle keeping your home design in mind.
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