Granite countertops aren't just a pleasing aesthetic upgrade for your kitchen. As with all kitchen upgrades, it's important to think of granite countertops as an investment. And, as with any investment, you'll have to consider the possible return on your investment. When you're deciding to upgrade to granite countertops, the potential ROI can help you figure out if they're right for you.
Why is ROI Important?
When it comes to home décor, ROI isn't like a financial investment. While it's possible you can see a return you can measure in dollars, you also can see a return that's valuable in other ways. The point of it all is you certainly do want a return of some sort. Otherwise, what's the point of making the investment, right?
That's what makes ROI important. Knowing you want something out of your granite countertops can help you make a better decision on choosing granite. It all starts with what you want.
What Do You Want from Your Countertops?
People choose granite countertops for many reasons. Are you just replacing old, worn countertops? Do you want to improve the look of your kitchen? Do you need countertops that make your kitchen more functional for you? No matter your reasons, they all represent the kind of ROI you expect out of your investment in granite countertops.
How Can Granite Pay You Back?
The best way granite countertops can pay you back is by doing what you want them to do for you. It's even better when your granite can do more than what you originally wanted.
For example, consider if you want to replace damaged countertops, but improve the look of your kitchen in the process. Granite can do that for you. In addition, granite will also come with a host of other benefits:
• It keeps its looks and color
• It's unique to your home
• It's more sanitary than other countertop materials
• Hot items will not damage it
• Cutting on it will not damage it
• Once sealed, it's very stain resistant
• It's easy to clean
In these ways, granite will pay you back with its longevity, safety and ease of use. These returns will come to you from the first day, and for years to come. Compare that to many other countertop materials. These other materials may stain easily, need constant cleaning, can transmit harmful bacteria and won't last too long.
What’s the ROI in Monetary Terms?
Granite will save you money in many subtle ways, but you may wonder about a more overt monetary return on your investment into the material. Granite offers that as well. It adds appeal to your home and raises your home's value accordingly.
Granite countertops are a feature that sits high in listings, so if you ever plan to sell your home, it's a good idea to mention the granite countertops. Also, granite doesn't depreciate, so it will retain its full value—essentially forever.
How Can You Get the Most Out of Your Granite Countertops?
As you can see, granite provides a return on investment in both small and large ways. That ROI starts from the moment of installation, all the way until you sell your home— if you ever do. It's not a stretch to say granite can pay for itself over the course of its life in a home.
However, the ROI of your granite countertops has a lot to do with your choices when it comes to materials and installation. If you want to see any of these returns, you need professional installation from a group that knows granite.
At Emco-Williams, Inc., we know granite. We can help you choose the right materials, sourced from the most reputable dealers. If you want to hear more about what granite countertops can do for you, contact us for a free estimate.