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Should I upgrade My Countertops Before I sell My Home?

When you decide to put your home on the market, there are many decisions you must make. You have to start clearing out the clutter you have accumulated over the years, stage rooms to make them appealing to buyers and be prepared for last minute calls from realtors who want to show the home to potential buyers. What you may not realize is that there are a few upgrades and renovations that can create better curb appeal which could lead to a higher offer. Although you want to fix any damage or replace things that are not working, upgrading your countertops is one of the best ways to improve the resale value of your home.

Kitchens and Bathrooms

It is true that your yard needs to be landscaped to attract buyers and it doesn’t hurt to add a few coats of paint or replace worn flooring to appeal to buyers. However, the two rooms that buyers pay the most attention to are the bathrooms and kitchen. Homebuyers want these rooms to be up-to-date yet trendy. If the rooms look outdated, buyers will either not be interested or may come back with a much lower offer than you are willing to take.

Granite and Quartz

Advertising a home with new granite or quartz countertops can lead to a quicker sale, according to some experts. Although today’s Formica countertops are much more durable than they were in the past, they will not last as long as stone counters. It is true that stone countertops are trending right now, but it is a trend that is expected to last for decades.

Bathroom Updates

It is relatively easy to update your bathroom with just some paint and elbow grease. Scrubbing your bathroom from top to bottom can make it look fresher and a new coat of paint will give it a quick update. Stone countertops, whether you choose marble, quartz or granite, can add sophistication and elegance to the room. Marble flooring can help you create a bathroom that feels more like a spa, something that potential buyers may find hard to resist.

Kitchen Updates

Kitchen updates may need to be a little more extensive than bathroom updates simply because there are more elements to your kitchen than your bathroom. Replacing your old counters with granite or quartz is one of the best ways to update your kitchen and increase the resale value of your home. Both stones resist bacteria which makes them a safe location to prepare food. This makes them appealing to buyers while also giving your kitchen a rich, luxurious look.

If you are considering stone in your kitchen or bath, give us a call today or fill out the simple form online. Our customer service staff can help guide you through the process and give you the kitchen or bathroom you want.