If you’re considering selling your home in the near future, does it make sense to upgrade your kitchen or bath with granite countertop installations? If your counters are old, scratched or damaged the answer is definitely Yes!
In higher end homes, laminate countertops are a thing of the past. They are easily scratched or marred and have a much shorter life span than other materials. Granite, tile, marble or manufactured surfaces for counters are the materials buyers expect to find. While you shouldn’t expect the total cost of a granite counter to be added to your home’s resale value, new granite may be the thing that makes your home sell faster and with a better price than you would have gotten otherwise.
Granite has some features that make it a good long term solution to updating your kitchen.
- Aesthetic Appeal – Using a piece of rock which came from inside the earth and took eons to form, gives your home a one of a kind look that man-made products cannot duplicate. The variations in the stone, the colors and veining are unique in each piece of granite.
- Durability – A granite counter, with proper care, will last indefinitely. Even with improper care, the stone itself cannot really be damaged. It will withstand high temperatures, won’t scratch and with yearly sealing, will retain it’s gloss and shine. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
- Versatility – Granite comes in many colors and many levels of striations from rather plain to heavily variegated. Because it’s a totally natural product, it blends into many decors and looks good for the long haul.
- Value – While adding granite counters won’t add much value to a home that is damaged, dirty and dingy, it may add as much as 25% of its value to a home otherwise in good condition. Lenders often give extra credit for granite counters when evaluating a home. In most cases, a home with granite will sell for more than a comparable home without granite.
The smartest thing to do is replace your counters long before you’re ready to sell your home, so you can enjoy the benefits of beautiful granite counters yourself and help your resale value in the future. Contact us for the best choices in granite and professional installation. Our years of experience allow us to guide you through the process so you are completely satisfied with the outcome.