Some excellent information relating to updating a kitchen on a budget from Kim Gaston of Colorado Springs, CO. An upgraded kitchen is a huge factor in the eyes of many of today’s buyers.
Kitchen Granite Upgrade on a Budget Q&A, Colorado Springs, CO.
Do you have a home for sale with a kitchen that looks like this?
I know there’s alot of hoopla about granite, and there are numerous other high-end or more eco-friendly choices out there. Many parts of the country are embracing them wholeheartedly. Myself, I love the design aesthetic of a classic Carrera marble, a beautiful soapstone, or realistically a higher-grade quartz product like Cambria that copies these looks – yet offers less maintenance and added durability. However, this isn’t my kitchen and I’m not selling.
1. How do I upgrade my kitchen counters on a budget?
If a homeowner is considering listing their home in Colorado Springs, CO, and has laminate countertops with a limited budget for home improvements, I’d recommend exploring “stock” granite options.
Granite still trumps in Colorado Springs when it comes to kitchen upgrades. Someday that tide will change. For now, you cannot risk listing an outdated kitchen without first exploring budget granite solutions.
2. How about ceramic tile or even better, granite tile?
Your best choice is a solid surface, such as slab granite.
Tiling is a labor-intensive process. Unless you plan to do it yourself, expect to pay a contractor a hefty $ per hour to remove existing counters, possibly build and prep a new surface, install, grout and seal. How many homeowners do you know enjoy cleaning and re-sealing their kitchen counter grout lines? Its not an upgrade.
Here’s the same kitchen with new granite counters.
3. Where do I go to look for “stock” granite?
Talk to your knowledgeable Realtor® or certified Home Staging Consultant.
Either of them are familiar with local professional granite installers who can come to your home, measure and give you an accurate estimate for removing your existing surface, installing a new slab granite and offering a number of sink options.
4. How much did that kitchen granite in the picture cost?
This particular slab granite was installed for under $1,600.
5. Look at your competition. Can you compete? Will buyers move on to a home that has an upgraded kitchen in your price range?
If you're on the fence, but would like to know more, please contact me and my Front Porch Team at Colorado Home Sales LLC, email@example.com . We'll help guide you through the process of making the best upgrades to prepare your home for market no matter what your budget.