Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom is quite a financial commitment. It’s important to make every dollar count. How do you decide where to spend and where to save. Today we’ll be going over the reasons why you should invest in quality countertops and the risks associated with cutting corners.
Quality stone countertops instantly increase a home’s value. Granite counters can raise your home value by 25%! Plus, today’s buyers often expect stone countertops. Saving money with materials like laminate may turn potential buyers away because they know they’ll have to invest the money to replace those counters themselves. Upgrading to quartz, granite, marble, or any other stone yourself means you get to enjoy them AND the resale value they provide.
Stone countertops are naturally durable. Most are scratch, dent, and heat resistant. Cheaper options aren’t going to hold up to heavy wear and tear. Is the money you save worth the extra caution you’ll have to take? Will everyone in your household be able to responsibly care for the cheaper material? Even the most careful homeowners will end up with dings and scratches that you don’t have to worry about if you invest in quality materials.
Most cheap surfaces like laminate aren’t repairable. Small chips might be hidden with resin paint, but any deep scratches will mean the entire countertop will have to be replaced. That costs a pretty penny considering they’re supposed to be a cheap option. Stone materials are rarely damaged, but if they are you can repair them with a special epoxy. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may even be able to do this yourself. Of course, there are expert repair professionals who can help you out as well.
Stone countertops last a lifetime, making the upfront cost much more worthwhile. Not only are they durable, but they’re also visual impact is timeless. Even well-cared-for laminate has a max lifespan of about 15 years. It’s also associated with outdated styles. Even if you can keep it functional, it may not age well as trends evolve.
Are you ready to make an investment in quality stone countertops? Contact our team today to get started!