Upgrading your countertops to granite or marble can add home value & get your home sold faster.

If you’re preparing to sell your home, or you just want to renovate your home and are looking for projects that will give you the best return on investment, then consider upgrading your countertops with granite or marble. If you change nothing else in your kitchen or bath besides the countertops, you’ll add home value, and quite a lot of it.

Granite and marble have a long lifetime because of their ability to withstand heat, scratches, and stains- along with the regular wear and tear of a countertop. Granite and marble are also natural materials, with a beauty that is unique to every stone. It’s because of these factors that, and the fact that house hunters look for upgrades when searching for their new home, that adding granite or marble countertops add home value.

The kitchen and bath aren’t the only places to add granite or marble. These other surfaces provide even more opportunity for adding value to your home.

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Laundry Room

Not all homes have laundry rooms, but it’s always a bonus when they do. But when that laundry room looks good on top of existing in the first place, now that’s a home that sells.

There are a lot of surfaces you could choose for your laundry room, but there are few that can withstand the spills of detergent and bleach quite like granite. It’s a surface that is easy to clean, and can resist the scratches from zippers, belt buckles, and any other odd object you might find shoved in the deep crevices of those pockets we always forget to search before hand.

Wet Bar

This isn’t a commonly searched for item by most house hunters, but it would certainly be a benefit for them to find in your house. It might even be enough to push them over the edge in the decision to buy your home.

A wet bar can be as small or large as you want. You can build a full blown bar for your basement entertainment room, or just a small wet bar in or near the kitchen. Typically, small jobs like this can be done with remnants or half-slabs. Which would save you some money, but keep in mind that no matter the size of your project, you are entitled to the remaining cuts of the slab. You can either sell those cuts or use them for another project.

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Bathroom Vanity

An upgraded bathroom is usually on house hunters list. Anything that isn’t updated, usually turns people off because it means work and money right off the bat- before they’ve even gotten comfortable with the idea of purchasing your home. The fact that they’ll have to renovate something will naturally be a determining factor between your home and a different one.

Even if you’re not considering selling your home right away, it is always a good idea to keep your home updated and in good shape. If you’re trying to decide between renovating the bathroom or upgrading your laundry room countertops, go with the bathroom- it will add home value beyond many other projects.

Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen is a luxury item that few homes have, which is why it is so enticing when it’s there. This isn’t the type of item you add to your home just before you leave. It’s the project you do while you’re still living there, and plan to for a while. It’s the type of home project that you really want to enjoy.

No matter when you undertake a project like this, it will still add home value when it comes down to selling your home. So go ahead, and built that outdoor kitchen knowing that it is a great investment for your home, and an even better one for you and your family’s enjoyment.

Kitchen Countertops

If you can only change one thing in your home, it should be your kitchen countertops. In terms of return on investment, it is the one with the most output.

Choosing granite or marble means you will have a surface that will last decades, and still look the same as the day you installed them. They are scratch resistant, heat resistant, stain resistant… there are few minor renovations that will add more value.

 

If you’re interested in adding granite or marble in your home, give us a call at: 877-789-0489. Or, you can visit our granite yard during our business hours, no appointment needed. Our inventory is also posted on our website if you’d like to take an initial peek.