When it comes to increasing your property value, most homeowners are of the impression that only large extensions and complete room renovations can make a difference. However, in fact smaller and more cost-effective changes such as Granite worktop installations can make a huge difference. Granite is one of the most popular worktop materials amongst potential buyers and it can boost your property value whilst recovering some, if not all the initial installation cost.Here we will be exploring some of the key reasons why Granite worktops can increase the value of your home.
An easy investment
The kitchen is the heart of any home and typically where you and your loved ones will spend most of your time. As such, it is one of the most important rooms that potential buyers look at and a well presented, modern kitchen can go a long way in selling a property. If, however you are not looking to completely renovate your space, an addition such as granite worktops can change the entire look and feel of the space. It is an investment that you will most definitely see a return on. Granite has a timeless appeal, not commonly found with other worktop materials. It has retained its appeal for decades not only for its durability but for its distinct natural beauty. No two slabs of granite are alike with each containing its own range of colours, tones and veining; it is certainly a unique focal point in any room. Typically, granite with neutral tones such as brown, black and white are the most appealing to buyers as they work well with the majority of interior design choices. It is for this reason that many people consider Granite a must have addition to their kitchens and bathrooms.
Arguably, one of the biggest reasons that granite remains so popular is due to how low maintenance it is. Granite requires very minimal cleaning on a day to day basis using either a soft cloth and warm water or a granite safe cleaning product. This is a major selling point for young families, professionals and others who simply don’t have the time to invest in extensive cleaning routines.
Plan for the future
Granite worktops are without doubt an investment and like all good investments, they are built to last for many years. Unlike laminate countertops, Granite is a material that won’t need replacing or repairing and can in fact last a lifetime. With a Mohs hardness rating of 7, Granite is one of the hardest stones on the planet which makes it perfect for high traffic spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms.If you are looking to make cost efficient improvements to your home to increase your property value, Granite worktops are without doubt one of the most hassle free and effective ways of doing so. Get in touch with us today at Granite & Quartz Installations to find out more about our granite worktops and receive a quote for your project.