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May

Add Value To Your Property With Stone Kitchen Worktops

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Revamping your home can undoubtedly increase your overall property value. One way to do so is with durable and stylish stone kitchen and bathroom worktops. No matter how perfect a home may look to us, we all have features in our houses that have been a looming home improvement project for what feels like an eternity. 

As rooms go, the kitchen is key when it comes to selling a house – if your home has been on the market for a while, it’s the first space you should look at renovating if you want to secure a sale. If your worktops are damaged, go for a surface made from an enduring material like granite or quartz.

The ability to increase the value of your home with your kitchen worktop will depend considerably on the material you choose. The beautiful, natural, and practical properties of granite and quartz kitchen worktops, can go a long way in enhancing home improvement projects. 

The kitchen is one of the most utilised spaces in the home – used to cook dinner, host parties, and more. Therefore, choosing the best material is paramount. Laminate worktops aren’t going to do much for you aside from making your kitchen look a little tidier. 

On the other hand, granite or quartz will provide you with first-class worktop space. And thanks to their incredible qualities and unique looks, they will significantly contribute toward your property’s value too.  

Forever Stone Ltd is here to help you find the perfect new worktops and guarantee you make an impression on any potential buyers. Upgrading your worktops could be a primary factor in helping you sell your home – please contact us for further information. 

QUARTZ VS. GRANITE – WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?

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Having a beautiful place that you’re proud to call home is a dream of many. We all want our homes to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and be an inviting place to host friends and family. 

Even though it’s likely you purchased your home with the intent to live there for many years, there’s always the chance you may need to sell it along the line. Maintaining the style of your home and improving it when needed is the perfect way to ensure you will get a high offer when it hits the market.

If you’re considering updating the worktops in your home: You’re likely pondering different options – some of the most popular worktops are granite and quartz. Ultimately it’s up to you to decide which option will work best for you, but we want to help make this decision easier.

We’ve compared quartz and granite on the following criteria:

GRANITE WORKTOPS

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Granite is a popular worktop material, and its popularity alone goes a long way to increase a property’s appeal and value, but that’s not the only reason. 

  • Timeless in its style makes it a long-term investment. Offering a premium aesthetic and luxury feel that many other kitchen worktops can’t offer. Granite will naturally attract potential buyers.
  • Granite worktops have longevity and will reassure buyers that they won’t need replacing in the near future. 
  • It’s a durable, robust natural stone. Apart from a professional sealant twice a year, granite requires virtually no maintenance.
  • If your budget is a concern, choose granite. It provides excellent heat and scratch resistance compared to most other worktops; granite can last a lifetime.
  • Granite is environmentally friendly, requiring no harsh chemicals when quarried – it’s easy to see why this worktop material can provide quite the return on investment.

QUARTZ WORKTOPS

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Quartz worktops will undoubtedly see a return of investment within the value of your property, thanks to the appeal of this material. 

  • Quartz is an incredible mix of natural stone and resin, and it’s this mix that makes it so popular. 
  • This mix makes it far more durable and robust. It also means quartz needs virtually zero maintenance other than routine cleaning.
  • Because the natural stone surface of quartz is less porous, it’s easy to clean and more hygienic.
  • Worktops can be created in vast amounts of colours, to any size and shape. 
  • Quartz is generally more expensive because it is less porous than other stones, making it more solid, heavier, and harder to install.
  • Even though the initial cost is more, quartz often has a better return on investment. Meaning you will likely get more money back should you ever decide to sell your home.

Please reach out to us today to learn more about our granite and quartz options.

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