When remodeling your kitchen, you want to select a countertop material that you’re going to enjoy and get good use out of for years to come. You might also want to choose something that will appeal to potential buyers if you think that you might move at some point. While there are no shortages of materials available today, homeowners and homebuyers continually gravitate toward natural stone, and here are three “rock-solid” reasons why.
In a busy kitchen, you need a countertop that can stand up to everyday wear and tear, not just for days but for years down the road. Unlike tile or butcher block, particularly durable natural stone, like granite and quartzite, can last you decades with relatively little maintenance other than ordinary washing and periodic resealing. These stone materials are incredibly durable and are highly resistant to heat and scratching, especially when compared to vinyl or wooden countertops.
According to Trulia, the two rooms that potential homebuyers inspect most closely are the master bath and the kitchen. (You probably examined the same rooms just as carefully when you were house-hunting!) Natural stone counters add value to your home and an undeniable wow-factor for house hunters on the prowl. Their beauty elevates a kitchen from a utilitarian room to an inviting, gourmet space, and they also make your home appear more move-in ready.
The best part about installing natural stone countertops is that you don’t need to spend a fortune on a floor-to-ceiling kitchen remodel to achieve an updated look. With new countertops, a fresh coat of VOC-free paint on your cabinets, and some updated hardware, your kitchen is ready to outcompete the other neighborhood homes on the market.
Because natural stone is by its very definition not manufactured, no slab will be the same as another. That means that the stone covering your counters or your kitchen island is entirely one-of-a-kind. There are also many variations within each type of natural stone, providing you with a wide array of choices when it comes to textures, striations, and colors. View some top-selling samples here.
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