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Granite Countertops & Samples

IMG_6682ab.jpgIn my neck of the woods, my whole region it seems, it's like the granite yards all got together and said "No more samples!" Previously, they'd have a system where we'd tell the guy with the hammer which slabs we'd like samples of, and with the knock of the hammer, we get a few samples. We would bring our cabinet samples to the granite yard, get the granite samples, and be easily able to select other materials for the renovation.

When my client recently told me that she selected her granite one day, when she had gone without me (gasp!) she said that she loved it, she wanted it, and she wanted me involved in the purchase, templating, details, and logistics. Today, I went to the granite yard to give the fabricator a deposit and to see the granite my client chose.

IMG_0085a.jpgHaving forgotten my camera at the office, I decided to take a bunch of pictures with my cell phone for her (she wasn't with me.) I came back to the office, uploaded the photos to her nearest CVS to make prints from, and left her a message that she should go pick them up and "waa laa" she now has a reminder of her granite. I was happy to have thought of that solution!

Lesson: Take your camera everywhere!!!


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Reader Comments (5)

wow, it never occurred to me that you could have photos sent to a different CVS. Great tip!

I know...what is with that. I was just at a slab yard today and they wouldn't give me a sample either. But, they love to give away the 6 x 6 tile :( Good advice. Oh, and I love your blog by the way...I've been meaning to check it out and glad I finally did (I'm linking you up to mine, FYI)


July 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commentergirlmeetsglamour

Great advice, thank you!

Long beach home owner

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjesse

My pleasure!!

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

good pictures! I will also going to keep my camera with me during the purchasing of Granite. Thank you!

March 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergranite-sealer

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