Cheap vs. Steep: Choosing the Right Countertops–
When remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, your choice of countertops can enhance both the design and durability of the room. Typically the difference in cost of countertops stems from the quality of the material you choose. But before you install new countertops, make sure you know what your money is getting you. While granite and marble countertops are more expensive, they are far more durable than laminate. Choosing a higher quality material is an investment that could save you money down the line AND improve your resale value.
However, that does not necessarily mean that a less expensive option won’t look nice or suit your needs and lifestyle. Many homeowners rarely cook and look at upgrading their kitchen countertops as a cosmetic fix rather than a functional one. The experts at HGTV say that, “Whether your remodeling budget is $1,000 or $100,000, there’s a kitchen countertop that fits your price range.” If you can afford $100,000 marble countertops, they are definitely a great choice. But if you’re like most homeowners on a tighter budget, there are plenty of beautiful, quality options at a more modest price.
Our friends at HGTV have compiled a list of countertop materials to help you choose the best product for your project and budget. The full article and materials list is available here.
Do some research and be a smart homeowner. Know what your home value can support. Will you get your desired ROI if you choose the more expensive option? Pick the right countertop material for your space and only splurge when necessary. Just because you can afford the most expensive material doesn’t mean it’s the best option for your space. Beauty can still be achieved on a budget.
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