If you are building a new kitchen or remodeling an existing one you are probably investigating countertop options. 

You may be wondering if natural stone is within your budget.  The reasons below will tell you why it has to be within your budget.



Resale Value

Granite countertop is strongly preferred in the real estate market.  Many home buyers will not consider a home that does not have a granite countertop in the kitchen.  If you think you will sell in the future, installing granite countertop now is a wise choice. You will benefit from being able to use it during the time you are in your home and you will benefit when you go to sell your house as it will be easier to sell and likely sell for a higher price.


A granite countertop is extremely durable.  In fact it is known as being one of the hardest surfaces available making it difficult to damage.  Granite is heat resistant and doesn’t absorb liquids or stain.  This means that your new countertop will last a long time.  Kitchen remodels are generally expensive and disruptive since it is difficult to cook when your kitchen is being remodeled.  So, you will want to get it right the first time.  Installing granite now means you won’t need to remodel again anytime soon saving you money down the road.

Easy to Keep Clean

Keeping a granite surface clean is easy.  Since it is such a hard surface it is not likely to get scratches or dents like other countertop materials.  Scratches and dents are locations where germs and bacteria can become trapped and transferred to other food items.  For example, if you are preparing raw meat to cook, clean the counter and then prepare fresh fruit to serve you have to worry about the raw meat contaminating the fruit.  Although you may think you have cleaned your countertop, germs or bacteria located in scratches or cracks may not be adequately removed during the cleaning and then could transfer to your fresh fruit.  With granite countertops the likelihood of that scenario decreases significantly so you can rest easy that you are providing your family food that is safe to eat.  You can’t put a price on safety of your loved ones.

To learn more about granite countertops contact us at Edgewood Cabinetry. We will help you realize all of the benefits granite has to offer.

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