If you’re looking for a way to increase the value of your home on an immediate basis, consider putting in a new granite countertop. Not only will it add extra value to your property but you’ll be able to enjoy the countertop while you are waiting for your home to sell.
It goes without saying that bathrooms and kitchens are at the top of the list when it comes to making a favourable impression on a potential buyer. At an open house, people naturally gravitate towards the kitchen and spend a longer time in the room than they do in any of the other rooms in the house.
The kitchen commonly acts as a focal point to the whole home. It is a place where a family can gather in the morning to enjoy a breakfast together and it’s the spot where the same family can meet once again to prepare the evening meal after a day at school or work. There’s something special about the kitchen and if you look back in your own memory you’re sure to discover that several special moments were spent in the kitchens of your past.
Making your home stand out from others
If potential buyers are looking at your home and at a comparable one, the odds are good that they will choose the home with a higher-end countertop in the kitchen. This makes for a quicker sale and quite often brings in better offers. Of course, this is assuming that both homes are in good shape and can be compared equally, except for the quality of the countertop. Many buyers view a granite countertop as a premium amenity.
On average a countertop of granite will add 25% of its original cost to the overall value of your home. Stone countertops are a highly desirable commodity for many home viewers that not only see the beauty in the granite but also look at the countertop as an investment as well. Many potential buyers are often considering how easy it will be to resell the home later when they are ready to upgrade to a new one.
Granite has always had a long-lasting appeal and offers a classic finish that can fit into any style or decor. Homeowners have been enjoying the natural colors and patterns that can only be found in granite and this is the one countertop that will always be in style.
While there are many renovations and upgrades you can do to your home, a lot of them will not add any resale value to your property. By adding a new countertop, however, with a beautiful smooth granite finish, you’ll be able to see this renovation turn into an investment with a positive cash flow when it comes time to sell.