The countertop is a finish you want to be focused on when you make that decision. Your countertop color is a huge factor in pulling your entire kitchen together. Your contractor should have samples and a base price already included in your total bill but adding a few extra bucks here, for that amazing finish will make the entire kitchen feel custom.
Take a trip to a showroom or a countertop supply and make sure you have at least two hours. Don’t forget to come prepared with your cabinet paint color and pictures. You can ask to look at samples of granites, quartzite, marbles and even onyx. Take down all the information and ask your contractor if he can save you a few dollars with a contractor discount.
We may even have a better deal at a different supply store where he can buy it for you and be reimbursed. A word of recommendation, ask to go with your contractor and pick out the actual slab that will be used for your kitchen. Natural stones and slabs can vary in color and style every now and then and preventing surprises or delays along the way are ultimately in your best interest.