Beside for the obvious reasons to invest in granite — such as to increase your home’s value or because granite is really attractive — here are several reasons you should install granite countertops into your home. Feel free to print this list and show it at your next “family meeting” to prove your home needs Granite Countertops ASAP!
1) To Keep Up With The “Times”
Most new homes today are being built with granite countertops as an upgrade or even a standard feature. Although Granite Countertops will help increase the value of your home, should you ever decide to sell your home in the future, you may have a hard time competing with other homes on the market if they already have granite countertops. When some homes are being sold now, home buyers may push for discounts based upon their dispute for new countertops. Think forward to your future – don’t get granite countertops just to increase your home value, or as an investment, but also to stay competitive in the real estate market. In a way this may sound like “keeping up with the Jones'” but in reality you are pushing yourself ahead and staying up to date.
2) Durable Surface for Families
If you are expecting to have children, already have children, or even just a messy spouse, granite countertops are an ideal surface for common household “abuse”. Although you should not bang on granite with a hammer (as you shouldn’t with any other countertops), granite is a very durable material that can take common household abuse. It is more commonly heard of to break a glass on the countertop than to break the granite countertop itself. And did we mention that granite lasts just about “forever”? Oh wait..thats the next point:
3) Granite’s Life Expectancy: Forever
Before granite countertops are installed in your home, they are already over 100 years old, or even older. Granite is formed deep beneath the surface of the ground and is found all over the world in various places from here in the United States to China and Brazil and more. While laminate countertops could last 10 to 15 years before really needing replacement, granite countertops will last you your lifetime and many, many lifetimes after you.
4) Cost of Granite vs Other Countertops options
Granite does not cost as much as you think, or as much as it used to. Our average granite kitchen cost is around $1599 – $2400. Of course the price of granite countertops will be based upon the size of your kitchen (mainly the square footage of your countertops), granite countertops are very affordable when compared to laminate, concrete, tile or any other countertops option. Say you spend $2000 on laminate countertops, while granite may have cost you $2500 — laminate will need to be replaced in 10 – 15 years, costing you yet ANOTHER $2000, while if you had granite countertops installed — your initial investment would have been your only investment.
Granite Countertops are not only a great investment option for your home, but they last forever, are very durable, and will help your home stay competitive in the home market.
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