Choosing The Right Kitchen Countertops For Your Home

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On March 23, 2015

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, you likely will want to do a bit of renovating before doing so. A great way to spruce up your home in order to sell it is by replacing the old kitchen counter-tops. This is an countertopseasy upgrade that doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Here are a few different kitchen counter-top ideas to get you started in the right direction and weigh the pros and cons of each.

  • Granite counter-tops are all the rage and it seems that everyone is putting these in their homes these days. A good thing about granite counter-tops is that it is very hard to damage them. Granite counter-tops are basically fool proof. They will cost you around 2,000-6,000 but are well worth the money. The only con I can think of when it comes to granite counter-tops is that you may need to reseal them every now and again because the edges and corners can chip. This will need to be done by a professional.
  • Soapstone and marble are some other good ideas for replacing your current counter-tops with as well. These types of materials will cost you anywhere from 2,800-8,400. If you have this kind of money to sink into your counter-tops you may find that your home will go for a bit more when it comes to selling it. Soapstone typically scratches easily and may even stain although it is very beautiful. Marble also can have these types of problems as well being easily damaged from heat. If you are selling your home you may be able to get a higher asking price if you put marble or soapstone counter-tops in, but if you are going to be living in your house and you want maintenance free counter-tops you may want to stick with granite instead. You are going to have beautiful new counter-tops not matter which material you decide to use, so whatever you choose to do will be a winning situation.
  • Quartz is always an option when replacing kitchen counter-tops. It looks a lot like stone but it won’t require as much maintenance. You can get all sorts of cool colors if you choose quartz counter-tops. If you are going to go with quartz counter-tops I would suggest that you have the edges rounded as they can sometimes chip and need to be repaired.

Hopefully this blog has given you a few ideas if you are planning to replace your kitchen counter-tops. Whether you plan to live in your home for many more years or you are planning to put it on the market, a nice new kitchen counter-top can do a lot for a home.

Information courtesy of Huntsville Realtor Mike Manosky.

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