Remnant Project Ideas: Beyond Vanity Countertops

Did you know? Remnants are great for more than just vanity countertops – much more!

We did a recent post on using marble, granite, and quartz remnants for your smaller projects as a way to save money and get the stone look you want. Here are some ideas we came up with for some of the many uses for granite remnants, other than bathroom vanities.

Remnants can be put to great use in your kitchen:Round Granite Kitchen Island by Stone Center Inc, Portland, OR

  • Bread Stone: Are you a baker or chocolate maker? A marble remnant is the perfect surface for kneading bread and tempering chocolate.
  • Lazy Susan: These wonderful turntables can be used to store all sorts of spices and sauces so they’re always within reach. They’re perfect on your kitchen counter or even your dining room table!

Use remnants in the living room and around the house:

  • Coffee Table top: Why not design a custom table that’s perfect for your space? Either have a custom built base in metal or wood, or cover your existing table to give it a new life.
  • Desk Top: What could make your office more inviting than a stone top for your desk?
  • Shelves: Why not create shelves out of marble or granite? Perhaps a simple stand alone bookshelf in your entryway, a shelf for shampoo and conditioner in the shower, or a narrow shelf for coffee mugs in your kitchen or breakfast nook.

Remnants have many uses in the bathroom too:Marble Shower Seat by Stone Center Inc, Portland OR

  • Shower seat: Take your tile shower to the next level with a coordinating shower seat. Here’s a great example.
  • Pony wall cap: A piece of matching marble or granite may be just the thing you need to cap that half wall between toilet and shower areas.
  • Window Sill: Why stop at the shower and walls? Give your window sill a bit of love and have it crafted out of the same stone as your vanity to tie the space together and add a touch of elegance.

Can you think of any other projects using smaller sized pieces of stone? Share your remnant ideas and projects with us in the comments section below! Have a project you want to start? Come by and see us today!


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