Quartz Countertops, Anyone?


Q: Does using quartz for your countertops in your kitchen increase your home resale value?


A: Yes, and it is especially true in the current housing market. Depending on how the market in your area is, and many are buyer’s markets now, renovation trends indicate that houses are in the market longer and potential buyers are more choosey.


Why is this the case?


Well, many experts even say that quartz is fast becoming the new “King” of countertops.


Consider what one expert from the Countertop Investigator highlighted about why quartz is gaining popularity in 2014:


Strength: To start, quartz is extremely durable, one of the earth’s strongest, in comparison to other countertop material. In fact, the Countertop Investigator points out that:


[Quartz] comes second in line for being the most commonly discovered mineral in the world and some of its varieties can be considered as semi-precious gems. It forms a hexagonal crystalline structure, which is the factor that makes it so hard and durable. This rock can be found in a variety of different colors with the most common being clear or white.”


Click to read the full post Why Quartz is on its Way to Becoming the New King of Countertops.


Customizable: Another great feature about quartz is that it’s customizable—and that you can literally find slabs in a color combination that will match your kitchen vision.  Check out one of our favorites.


And if the strength, availability and customizable qualities of quartz aren’t enough to sell you on the way the material will add value to your home, consider why so many homeowners who are looking to list their homes are turning to stone countertops in general as they renovate their kitchens.


Here is why the stone fabrication and installation company Stone World, based out of Nashville, TN, say their customers are clamoring for quartz countertops among other types of stone:


“First, stone just looks great when used for a kitchen countertop. Nearly every laminate out there is trying to replicate the look of stone, but it can’t! Connected to the look is the feel. Rest your hand on a perfectly polished and sealed stone, of any variety, and it just feels like something solid, like something real – laminate and resin cannot replicate the feel or look of stone on your kitchen countertop.


The second reason that you want stone for your kitchen countertops is that it will last for years. Adding value is all about adding beauty and longevity. Who wants to buy a home that looks ugly and will need to be remodeled once it is bought? Harder options [made from stone, are] nearly impossible to break, scratch, or chip.”


Click here to read the full article Ideas for Updating Kitchen Countertops to Increase Home Value.


If you are thinking about adding quartz before listing your home, you can be sure your home will not only appraise for more, but it will also sell for more with quartz countertops.


Let ACo guide you in selecting the best countertops for your kitchen renovation.



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