It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether small or large, the kitchen is the hub of the home. Some say that while life may be created in the bedroom, it is certainly lived in the kitchen.
Kitchens are rooms filled with energy, aroma and texture. They were created with a purpose, one purpose in mind. They were created to be utilitarian spaces.
This important part of the home is the epicenter of hospitality and should have an open, airy feel, and a clean, durable facade to its design. One way to upgrade and add value to your home is by installing granite countertops in the kitchen.
“What makes granite so desirable is the blend of aesthetic appeal with long-lasting durability.”
The colors and marbling that appear in the granite’s surface are naturally occurring. Though no two pieces exactly match up, similarity in colors are common enough to place slab orders. If cared for properly with a sealant, it will not scratch and is heat resistant. It will last for as long as your house is standing.
But it’s not just the integrity of the stone that has long-lasting appeal, granite is a classic finish to any room. Its natural patterns and colors have been enjoyed for decades and is almost guaranteed to never go out of style. Further, because of the variations of color in every slab, it can be matched to current or future redecorating plans.
Granite countertops are desirable enough as a decorative device and kitchen design aspect that having them in your kitchen will put your home in the forefront of the real estate market.
On average, granite countertops will add 25% of its cost to your overall home value. Couple this with the cost saving fact that you almost never have to replace the surface, and it becomes a clear economic advantage.
Having granite in your home also appeals to the resale ability of your home. If a similar house in your neighborhood is also for sale, you can bet the home with the granite countertops will sell first. Instead of lowering the price of your home, instead raise its value.
In both strength and appeal, granite can last a lifetime. That’s why it can add timelessness and value to your home.