How do Granite Countertops make a difference?
Granite is a light colored igneous rock, which means it was formed from the solidification of molten rock. When polished and sealed, granite is one of the most beautiful slab rocks. Granite comes in tons of different colors due to the natural minerals that settle in the rock while cooling. Because of the size of these rocks, when extracted, you can fabricate large slabs of granite in order to repurpose as countertops. Marietta Kitchen Granite countertops can make a difference in your remodel, because the granite countertops are beautiful and durable, as well as they can last for years to come.
How do Granite Countertops add to your Kitchen Remodel or Design?
Granite is so durable that some of the most famous national treasures were carved out of granite. These include: Stone Mountain, Georgia; Yosemite Valley, California, Mount Rushmore, South Dakota; Pike’s Peak, Colorado; and White Mountains, New Hampshire. These national monuments are just a small expression of how beautiful granite is and how beautiful it will look in your kitchen or bathroom.
According to USA Today, in the article, “11 home features buyers will pay extra for,” they note that one of the top parts of the home that most homebuyers look at is the kitchen. They want to see an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a kitchen island, an eat-in-kitchen, and granite countertops.
So how much more are buyer willing to pay for kitchen and bath updates?
- Eat-in-kitchen: Buyers are willing to pay 40% more for an eat-in-kitchen. And if you’re a family with kids running to soccer and volleyball, and school and both parents are working, maybe mom works nights, having that eat-in-kitchen is a wonderful place in the heart of the home where the family can get together for a quick meal, or a little time to just catch up. The kids can do their homework in there, while spending time with mom or dad.
- Stainless steel appliances: Buyers are willing to pay 41% more when a home has stainless steel appliances. Although stainless steel can be expensive, in the end your home will be much more marketable to potential buyers. You kitchen will look amazing.
- Kitchen Island: Buyers are willing to pay 48% more for a kitchen island. An updated kitchen that has a kitchen island show the kitchen as the heart of the home, a key “feel” that buyers are looking for when purchasing their new home. Additionally, how good would granite countertops look on that kitchen island?
- Granite Countertops: Buyers are willing to pay 55% more for granite countertops. There is a huge emphasis on beautiful kitchens. By putting granite countertops in your kitchen remodel, you are not only beautifying your kitchen, but you are also increasing the value of your home. You may want to update your kitchen and bath, because it’s outdated and now is the time to update your kitchen, by adding those sought after granite kitchens your kitchen will stand the test of time.
Kitchen countertops are a matter of preference, but if you’re looking for a durable product, that will also have a return on investment, you need to have granite countertops installed in your kitchen remodel.
Granite countertops have a rich beauty that will provide a timeless aesthetic appeal. There are so many colors of granite that they are sure to match your choice of new kitchen cabinets, or if you choose to have your kitchen cabinets refaced, you could choose your granite color first, and then the stain for your cabinets, or visa versa, either way your kitchen remodel will turn out beautifully with Artistic Kitchens and More of Marietta on your side. Schedule an appointment today. We have some great specials on kitchen cabinet refacing.
Other reasons to consider granite countertops are the durability of granite. Granite must be sealed, and re-sealed multiple times over the lifetime of the granite. Granite is porous, and things like wine, juice, and oil can get into the pores and harbor bacteria, as well has stain the granite, when otherwise granite does not stain. You can also cut on the granite without leaving cutting marks, however it might dull your knives.
If your in the market to have your kitchen or bath remodeled, speak to the professionals at Artistic Kitchens and More, in Marietta. We provide you with a kitchen design that is beautiful and sticks to your budget and your aesthetic ideals.