Week 7, Day 2 brings another hole...

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

The stone cutters showed up bright and early this morning to put a big 'ole hole in the middle of my beautiful new granite counter top! Its Ok, we actually wanted them too. It's where the cook top will reside.

The picture at the left shows the cutter guy getting ready. He marks out the space using masking tape. I watched him measure about 20 times. I think I would still be in there measuring if I had to cut someone's granite.

The cutter guy uses a diamond blade in a circular hand held saw. After watching for a moment I determined that this is used because it distributes the most and finest dust throughout the house!

Even with the second guy holding a shop vac next to the blade the dust was extensive. I think I have whatever the black lung version is with granite now.

The blade actually cut very smoothly and quickly. I could tell the cutter guy knew what he was doing because he left with all his fingers.

The cutter guy made diagonal cuts at the corners and worked smaller pieces loose with a screwdriver. He was taking great care not to crack the granite not intended to break.

As he removed these smaller pieces, the large piece in the middle was able to be removed by the helper. A little bit of cleaning up the corners and the cut was done. About 20 minutes of redistributing the granite dust around the house and these guys were done. All in all, a fine job. I really don't think I could have distributed as much dust in so many rooms in so short a time frame as these guys did. Seriously, they really did do a good job.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545



I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
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That is beautiful it will be nice when they are finished.  Have a great week.

Nov 17, 2014 11:07 PM #1
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I had this done a few short years ago and I enjoy it every single day. Worth it!

Nov 17, 2014 11:12 PM #2
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Very nce indeed.  Things are taking shape at your place.

Nov 17, 2014 11:15 PM #3
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

My counter top was an option when I built my home 8 years ago.

Love it.  Love it.  Love it.

Nov 17, 2014 11:19 PM #4
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

The square accent mosaic tiled backsplash is great! It gives a creative focal point!

Nov 18, 2014 05:25 AM #5
Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

Most stove tops have an overlap which can hide slight cutting errors.

Nov 18, 2014 05:31 AM #6
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