Price of granite...am I totally ignorant?
I've been reading on this forum that people have purchased their granite for as little as $11/sq ft. Many quote $20 - $35/sq ft. When we did the kitchen in our old house 10 years ago, I paid $85 for silestone. In the new house I was quoted the same for quartz, $85 for Bianco Romano, and initially $130 for Blue Pearl. We did find excessive inventory Blue Pearl and got it for $100 sq ft.
I checked 4 different suppliers in our area, and they were all about the same price. Our island is coming in at $3000 by itself, not counting edge upgrade, and the perimeter counters will be pushing $15,000.
What gives?? Am I dealing with too many middle men because I live in a small town? I'm feeling a little "taken advantage of" right now.