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Should I Upgrade My Countertops Before I Sell My House?

So, you have decided it is time to move and you need to prep your home to put on the market. There is so much involved with that and you want your home to really stand out amongst the crowd. Before you start clearing out the clutter, staging each room and making it show ready and presentable for your potential buyers, it is a good idea to add in some upgrades and do a few renovations to make it more appealing to those who walk through.

Of course you should fix any damage or replace old or broken pieces of your home, but the next step is to do some minor updates. You don’t want to do major renovations, since you may not get the money back in your home, but minor upgrades not only increase the value of your home, but they are a great tool to bait homebuyers. In this competitive market, you need all the help you can get to not only sell your home quickly, but get the most value from your home.

Upgrades that pay off

Landscaping your yard, adding a fresh coat of paint and replacing old flooring are a few things that can really pay off in the end, but two areas potential homebuyers pay the closest attention to are the kitchen and bathrooms. In these two areas, minor upgrades give you the highest yield for your return. Buyers are the most picky in these areas of the home. They want the upgrades, they desire the fresh trends and if your kitchen or bathrooms are outdated, it does not bode well for resell.

Granite is one of those upgrades that grabs the attention of home buyers. “Brand new formica countertops” will not make anyone happy. Why? They do not last, they are easily damaged and they are hard to take care of. However, if a homebuyer sees “brand new quartz and granite countertops,” this piques their attention. Granite and quartz countertops are hot items. They are easy to maintain and look beautiful for many years.

Granite and quartz countertops are also the most popular countertop types on the market and can match any style and color of cabinets. Swapping out old countertops for new countertops will give your kitchen and bathroom the updated, beautiful look your buyers will appreciate.

Updating bathroom countertops

A statistic from HGTV estimated that minor bathroom upgrades deliver a 102% return. Slap on some paint, replace that tub and install beautiful, granite countertops and watch that investment shine when the appraisal comes through. Stone, quartz or granite countertops bring an air of sophistication, elegance and class to your bathroom. Even if that is the only upgrade you add to the bathroom, it makes a major difference, adding an element of beauty that all can appreciate.

Updating kitchen countertops

The kitchen is an area that can be a black hole of renovation and when you are upgrading, it is easy to get sucked into one project, then another and another. Soon, it can be a very expensive and you need to be careful so you get the most return for your dollar. A minor kitchen remodel can yield 98.5% of what you put into it. Upgrading the countertops is never a bad idea. It is a low cost that ups the value of your house and attracts buyers. Replacing old, dated countertops and updating kitchen countertops with new granite, quartz or stone pieces adds instant appeal and pizazz. You really cannot lose.

Mavit Stone Services has the best selection around! Whether you are wanting to add value to your home or simply create a more beautiful space, granite, stone, marble or quartz countertops are the way to go. All of these options are easy to maintain and perfect for your kitchen or bathroom. Countertops in these areas can take a beating and you want a material that will last and look fantastic for many years to come. Take a look at our well stocked showrooms for the latest trends in quartz and granite countertops. Our friendly staff is excited to help you find the perfect countertops for your home.

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