When you first purchase a home you often look for things to update to fit your style, or that needs to be replaced from damage, or simply from being outdated. But there are a lot of other reasons to update your home. Whether you just moved in, staying long-term, or looking to sell your best option for increasing your home value- is to add granite countertops.

If you are in debate over which upgrades you should be making in your home then take this into account- granite adds 25% or more value to your home over new floors and cabinets. This isn’t an entirely well known fact. And yet, homeowners are still choosing granite as one of their first major upgrades to their home. This is because granite is renowned for it’s durability and beauty as a natural product. But this isn’t all its got over other updates. Here are a few more reasons why updating your countertops to granite might be the best decision for you and your home:

 

Value

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As mentioned, granite is the number one upgrade for value on your home, with the best return. As popularity increases, so does availability. This fact has driven down the cost of granite significantly, making it more affordable for homeowners and contractors alike. As an upgrade that most people seek when searching for a property, you can be sure your investment will be well worth it.

Durability

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It’s no secret that granite is one of the most durable options when it comes to choosing material for your countertops. it is scratch resistant, heat resistant up to 900 degrees, easy to clean and maintain, and holds its beauty for a lifetime. You should always refrain from using abrasive or acidic products on any of your countertops, no matter what material. Don’t forget, your kitchen and bathroom see a lot of traffic, which could mean a lot of wear and tear if you don’t have countertops that can withstand the use. Putting in a material that can handle the use will not only save you money, but will be an added value for any potential buyers.

Versatility

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Granite comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. They are imported from around the world, leaving you a wide selection of patterns, colors, and qualities. The range of colors and patterns allows for a lot of versatility when it comes to design. There is always something that will fit a style or particular design or color palette. There are stones that are single toned and consistent in pattern. You can install exotic or basic, classic and timeless, or rugged and earthy. There will always be something to match your taste. Even if you like to change your accents, colors, and decor often, there are versatile stones that can be played up or toned down no matter what decor choices you make.

 

These are just a few convincing reasons why granite should be your first choice when considering updates to your home. If you are looking for more, you can always ask any homeowner who has granite installed in their home.