Whether you are remodeling to make your home suit your lifestyle or getting ready to sell your property the question of improvement costs vs. return on your investment is always a valid concern. There is a perceived value in an updated kitchen or bath and granite countertops do play a large role in that total picture!
Granite countertops are a timeless natural surface that appeals to our human nature. The advent of adding a hard, durable surface to our work areas was a revelation in home design and became a “hot trend” that now appears to be the expected norm. The tenuous nature of trends to come and go is true of colors and styles but the reality is that granite is here to stay. There is plenty of long-term evidence that very few people regret the decision to live with granite for the following reasons:
There is plenty of long-term evidence that very few people regret the decision to live with granite for the following reasons:
The trick in choosing granite as a countertop will always be to find a middle ground between your possible passion for the wild expensive patterns and colors compared to what might appeal to the next buyer.
There is as much advice out there for going with your passion as there is about reigning in your bold desires in favor of neutrals. Price will vary based on scarcity of the pattern and design and may help you quickly narrow your choices on cost alone! Those age old questions about how long you plan to stay compared to what will add value to your home are constantly at odds in making a countertop choice. There are no easy answers and plenty of opinions on how to choose your colors and patterns, however, choosing a granite surface will rank on the positive side in your value -for –expense equation.
When speaking with your friends about their experiences in either buying or selling a home it is likely that the countertop issue is a top priority. Statistically, any potential buyer prefers a quality countertop so you are in a win-win situation if you update sooner rather than later.
The cost of adding granite countertops will improve the ease of upkeep and maintenance while you are there to enjoy your home and in the resale process too. Granite is a positive “perceived value” because it is a classic with staying power.
The bottom line is that yes, granite will increase your home value based on potential buyers perceived expectations.