Friday, February 25, 2011

Why you should have Granite Countertops for your home

Granite Countertops is the leading surface type desired for homes in the US. The search statistics tell everything. In 2011 200K searches on Google included granite countertops while all other surface type combined did not ad up to this. In a recent survey;

  1. "granite countertops increase the resale value of a home," 90 percent of the surveyed consumers either strongly or somewhat agreed.
  2. which countertop surface they would most want in their dream kitchen. At 55 percent, "granite countertops" 12% Solid Surfaces
  3. U.S. Consumers Overwhelmingly Prefer Granite Over Any Other Countertop Surface for their dream kitchen and believe that granite countertops increase the resale value of a home. (Solid surfaces are compared to Laminate and do not add to the perceived value)
So if you are looking to invest your money in the home be sure to look at the statistics and make the proper choice.

If you are upgrading your countertops for resale, do your research be sure not to select a granite on personal choice alone. Be sure that the color you select is not to outside the norm. You dont want your selection to actually deter buyers by selecting a wild color. Consult a professional concerning the color you choose or do more research online.

Certain colors have names which are commonly associated with granite this is a positive. You may also want to purchase a granite that does not stand out. The fact alone that it it Granite will one plus but be sure that the color scheme of the kitchen does not over emphisis the granite. and watch for gaining of the stone. a very busy stone with a busy floor pattern can be a disaster. before you invest consult a professional. It will be worth the time and minimal expense to feel confident in your decision.

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