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Things To Know Before Replacing Your Countertops September 8, 2015

Replacing Your Countertops

Kitchen remodeling has consistently stayed high on the list in both remodeling trends and Return on Investment (ROI). In fact, the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report cites that a minor kitchen remodel is estimated to recoup 82.7 percent of costs. If you are looking to give your kitchen a new look without engaging in a whole-kitchen remodel, updating your countertops is an excellent choice. Professionally installed granite countertops can add beyond the average 25 percent of its retail value to a home. In terms of the resale market, homes with granite surfaces consistently achieve a higher price than comparable homes in the area.

While your kitchen countertops are a focal point to your room, adding style and class, it is important that they are practical, functional, and meet your particular needs. Material that may seem suitable some individuals may not be right for you, so there are a few things to take into consideration to help you make the right decision:

Countertop Replacement

  • Consider your reasons – Are you looking to upgrade your countertops just to give your kitchen a facelift or are you planning on a major kitchen remodel? If you are planning on a whole-kitchen remodel, then your countertop choices are going to be a significant part of your budget that you will have to factor in.
  • Consider your needs – If you have a busy kitchen with a lot of cooking and high traffic, you are going to need a countertop material that is durable and long-lasting. You can save a few dollars by choosing a less-expensive countertop material, however, it may not hold up, costing you more in the long run.
  • Consider your budget – Knowing what you are able to spend beforehand can save you a lot of wasted time down the road. Once you know what you are able to spend, you can work on choosing the right countertop material that suits your needs and your budget. One key aspect of this is getting the right measurements – countertops are generally priced by the square foot, and this will help you to know in advance how much material is needed for the project.

Lexmar USA is a McKeesport, Pa based fabricator of Granite, Quartz & Solid Surface countertop materials. We also distribute our Quartz & Solid Surface products to fabricators, contractors, and other industry professionals, and offer new construction, installation, repair and replacement of granite, marble & quartz countertops in the Pittsburgh area. Contact us today for more information or to receive a quote.