Can granite kitchen worktops increase property value?
There are many home improvements that you can make to increase the value of your property, as well as making it easier to sell. Some changes can be more impactful than others, for example, if you extend your property or add a loft conversion, you are likely to increase the value of your property more than if you only make aesthetic changes.
The most popular form of home improvement is simply redecorating, and while a lick of paint may not increase your property’s value, it can make it more attractive to potential buyers. For most people, kitchens are a focal point when looking for a new home and they will likely be willing to pay more if it will save them the hassle of having to install a whole new kitchen themselves.
According to a survey by the National Association for Estate Agents (NAEA), a third of agents think a new kitchen is the best choice for adding value to your home, so it’s no surprise that 65% of homeowners decide to renovate their kitchen before putting their property on the market.
If you’re planning to renovate your kitchen, it is worthwhile installing granite or quality stone worktops as this not only enhances the appearance but can help to boost your home’s value by up to 25%. Here are five reasons why…
Strong and durable
Granite or natural stone worktops have longevity and will give buyers the reassurance that they won’t need to be replaced in the near future. Providing excellent heat and scratch resistance compared to most other worktops, granite can last a lifetime.
Offering aesthetic qualities that many other kitchen worktops just can’t offer, granite and natural stone possess a premium look and luxury feel that will naturally attract potential buyers.
Granite worktops don’t require complex forms of care and can be simply maintained by homeowners with granite safe products. With regular cleaning and polishing, and potential re-sealing, a granite or natural stone worktop is low maintenance and easy to keep in excellent condition.
Providing effortless style and a timeless look, it’s no surprise that granite worktops have been popular for decades. From their durability and appearance to unique colours and veining, granite will continue to be desirable throughout kitchen interior trends.
High return on investment
As we previously said, granite is a premium material that buyers consider a desirable selling point. By investing in your kitchen and your worktops, you are likely to see a higher return on investment.
If you’re looking for the highest quality stone worktops for your kitchen to maximise longevity and resilience, whilst also potentially increasing the value of your home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Here at County Stone, we offer a wide range of granite and quartz worktops handcrafted to your exact specification and needs. With a range of textures and colours to choose from, we ensure our real stone worktops provide both functionality and style to optimise the durability and aesthetic appeal of your kitchen.