Why Your Kitchen Needs Granite

Pinned ImageSellers and homeowners are putting money into their kitchens, and granite is one place it goes. Granite countertops and backsplashes are a selling feature, and buyers are looking to see it in your home. Do you need it? Here’s what the web is saying:

“While costing a little more initially, granite kitchen countertops are amazingly affordable and more than make up for the initial cost in terms of durability and ease-of-use and luxurious looks. They also add value to your property, especially in terms of resale value. You can very well find that those granite counter tops you are enjoying five years down the road can be a major selling point.”

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Homeowners who remodel recover the following percentages of their remodeling costs at resale (note: upscale projects include stone):Pinned Image

• Bathroom remodel-upscale: 92.6%
• Bathroom addition-upscale: 84.3%
• Kitchen remodel-upscale: 79.6%

~ 2003 Cost vs. Value Report, Remodeling Magazine

In a study of materials for kitchen countertops, granite had the highest number of “excellent” ratings of any surface.

~ Consumer Reports


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