Impact granite countertops have on home value
Home value likely isn’t on the forefront of your mind as a homeowner; however, it’s something that should definitely be considered if you don’t intend to stay in your current home forever. An investment worthy of your current home design and your future resale value is granite. Granite countertops, to be specific.
Add granite countertops to a popular room
Popular room, meaning your kitchen. When considering home value, the opportunistic areas of improvement are going to be the rooms with the most foot traffic. Kitchens are used frequently, whether for cooking, eating, or relaxing. Moreover, a kitchen is the part of a home that future buyers are going to be overly interested in. For this reason, a modernized, inviting kitchen will increase overall home value, as well as increase home interest once it is put on the market.
The addition of granite countertops to a kitchen is a bulletproof way to add value and interest. Granite’s natural makeup and intriguing, unique design is universally adored by homeowners. There is a reason it is the most popular countertop among modern homes. Granite will make your home more appealing; thus, value will be added.
How much value will granite countertops add?
A kitchen renovation is expected to return 80-100% of its cost. You might be wondering why a renovation would be worth it if you may not even get your money back in added home value? The idea is not to install granite countertops with the sole purpose of adding value right before you put your home on the market. Rather, the idea is to improve the beauty of your Dallas, TX home with granite countertops and reap the reward of added value when it comes time to sell your home.
Don’t think of it as an upgrade for future buyers, think of it as an upgrade for you. Then, when it comes time to sell your home, you’ll be glad you had granite countertops for so long and you’ll look for them in your next home. Plus, the satisfaction of your granite countertops will play nicely into your home value.
Why granite adds value to a home
We touched on granite design; however, there is much more to the natural stone that makes it so appealing. First off, no two slabs of granite are the same. Homeowners will have within their kitchen or bathroom a truly unique feature. Granite is sold in all sorts of different types and shades of color. You can get white granite, gray, black, tan…you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect color to match the rest of a room.
Beyond appearance, granite is extremely durable. It is scratch-resistant and heat-resistant. As long as you have your granite countertops sealed, water nor staining should be an issue. Granite is a porous material, meaning water can seep through if the granite is not sealed. Granite is also easy to clean and maintain. All a homeowner needs is running water and a sponge and he/she can keep the countertop clean.
Ultimately, granite should last many years without being reduced in quality. The natural beauty and durability of granite makes it highly sought after. That is why it can have such a positive impact on your home value.
Galaxy Granite & Stone
If you’ve gained interest in granite countertops for your Dallas, TX home, give Galaxy Granite & Stone a call at (972) 525-4989. We have all sorts of natural stone countertops available to purchase, including granite of course. We’ll also complete a free estimate and we’ll complete the installation of your chosen countertop material. To learn more about our products and overall granite care, please visit our website—www.galaxygranitestone.com—and our company blog.