Take It For Granite: Granite Countertops Increase Home Resale Value — Here’s Why

September 22, 2017

It’s not just a myth or a rumor – granite adds value when it comes to reselling your home. The reasons for this are plentiful and go far beyond simple beauty, although that’s a huge consideration itself!

The kitchen and bath are probably the first rooms prospective homebuyers notice, and since they’re probably the only rooms with built-in furnishings, it’s vital to get it right.

Granite countertops have been one of the most popular stone countertops in American homes for decades, and that shows no sign of changing.

While faux granite countertops promise to deliver the same benefits, nothing compares to the aesthetic appeal and durability of granite countertops.

Bianco Antico

Get this look with MSI's Bianco Antico Granite (Photo Credit: Houzz

One of the reasons homeowners love granite countertops is that sense of solid permanence they offer. You can pick your favorite, easy-to-match granite colors, such as soft gray Bianco Antico, and know that you won’t have to replace it for decades. But what if other components of your kitchen or bath do need replacing?

Although granite countertops are very heavy, they stand up well to being removed and replaced, such as when you remodel your cabinetry or center island. You can even move the entire countertop to another location, such as an outdoor kitchen!

Premium Black

Featured: Premium Black Granite 

If you’ve done any research on natural stone, you’ll know that unlike manufactured surfaces there is maintenance involved. Your granite countertop will need occasional sealing, and you’ll need to watch the chemicals and other substances that come into contact with your counter.

However, compared to other natural stone surfaces, Granite is extremely forgiving – even with solid colors such as Premium Black Granite

Jasmine White

Featured: Jasmine White Granite

Granite is available in a huge range of colors and pattern variations, from darkest jet black granite to pure white and everything in between. Jasmine White Granite, for example, features subtle shades of gray with fine-grained patterning, but there are bolder choices too.

No matter which you choose, the colors are universally appealing and complementary to your color scheme. It’s one material that just about everyone can agree upon.

Brown Antique

Featured: Brown Antique Granite

When you invest in a granite countertop, you can be sure you’re getting a lot for your money because it won’t need replacing for a very long, long time – probably longer than you will own the house. Even in the bathroom, a granite such as Brown Antique Granite will keep its lustrous, sparkling beauty with a minimum of fuss, even in busy, messy areas. 

White Ice

Get this look with MSI's White Ice Granite (Photo Credit: Houzz)

Some surface materials are better matched to certain décor styles, but granite isn’t one of them. It goes with everything! Whether your tastes are classic and traditional, rustic, or ultra-modern and minimalistic, granite is a great chameleon. So, if your tastes change through the decades, your countertop doesn’t have to.

With all the great reasons to love granite countertops, it’s no mystery why it’s proven to add resale value and even help your home sell faster.

Not planning to move anytime soon? The most important reason to install a granite countertop is for your own enjoyment.

Visit MSI’s web gallery to view all the beautiful granite varieties we offer.