Granite Countertops are Great Home Upgrades

by | Feb 27, 2015 | Blog | 0 comments

Why Granite Countertops

If you’ve ever watched one of those home buying or home remodeling television shows, you may have noticed that they spend a lot of time talking about countertops. There’s a good reason for this. These features take up a large amount of space in your kitchen and bathroom. They are often the first things you notice when you walk into a room, and they are the surface you use the most when preparing food in the kitchen or preparing for your day or night in the bathroom.

It’s no wonder that the countertop receives so much attention. That’s why, if you’re upgrading your home for comfort or for a potential sale, you might want to give some serious thought to adding granite countertops. If you live in Maple Grove, MN, Granite Unlimited can fabricate and install your new granite countertop.

Why Granite?
There are so many wonderful materials available to make a countertop, so it’s natural to wonder “Why granite?” Let’s start by pointing out that natural stone is and has been the countertop material of choice for quite some time. As natural stone goes, granite is among the more affordable types, but still offers the character and durability of more expensive marble or quartz. When quality granite is professionally installed by our experts at Granite Unlimited, the finished look is hard to beat.

Granite in the Kitchen
Granite can make the kitchen of your home look more upscale and classy, as well as increase the resale value of your home. As a general rule, granite countertops increase the resale value of your home by about 25 percent of the retail value of the counters. In a competitive real estate market like Maple Grove MN, the added appeal of this improvement might be the difference between a look and a sale. Keep in mind that kitchen counters take a lot of abuse, so you might want to consider the stronger, darker granites. Also, for added flash, consider an inset butcher’s block in the countertop.

Granite in the Bathroom
The bathroom counter is an often-overlooked feature, but it is often seen by guests as much or more than the kitchen counter. As with kitchen countertops, granite is very fashionable in the bathroom and is less expensive than some alternatives while still adding resale value. The water-resistant nature of granite also makes these countertops particularly useful in the bathroom.