Unless people are very fortunate, there is a budget and a limit on what can be spent on new home construction or a renovation of an existing home. Often homeowners in Maple Grove, MN, look at the quoted price of a component of the build or renovation and have sticker shock at the cost.
It is important to keep in mind that the value of any component of the home, including countertops, is more than just the quoted price. It is essential to factor in several other considerations have the potential to make even a higher priced option, such as marble, granite or quartz counter, a better long-term purchase option.
Cost of Replacement
A natural stone counter is a once in a lifetime purchase. This is not a counter you will ever need to replace. With just a minimal amount of care, about the same as any other material on the market, your counters will look like new for all of your life and throughout the life of the home.
Other types of countertops, including laminate, tile, and wood, will typically need to be replaced at some point in time. They will chip, crack or scar, resulting in an additional price which will, at the very least, double the cost.
Perhaps you are not planning on staying in the home for an extended period of time. Maybe this is a starter home, or you are planning on moving somewhere to retire or to take on a new job in the future.
By installing natural stone countertops, you are adding to the value of your Maple Grove, MN home. Take a look at how many homes on the market list marble or granite as their countertop material in the home description, and you will see just how much value this addition can make.