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Aug 25

Stockett Staff

Can Natural Stone Increase the Value of Your Home?

by Stockett Staff

Sure it looks nice, but can natural stone have a positive effect on your resale value?

We want our homes to look beautiful. That’s a given. But life can be unpredictable, and it’s possible you’ll eventually move out of that beautiful home in the far-off future. If that does happen, hopefully all of the money you put into your home results in a higher resale value.

However, not all remodeling projects result in a higher selling price. It’s all about perception. If you knock out one bedroom to create a larger single bedroom, that’s going to hurt your resale value. The number of bedrooms is frequently used as a comparison criterion. Other things that lower your resale value include too much wallpaper, zany tile combinations, or oddly shaped countertops.

If you don’t care much about resale value and your dream home includes off the wall tile patterns and a pear-shaped kitchen countertop, go for it! But if resale value is important to you, stick to timeless or elegant combinations.

When you do use natural stone in these ways, you can increase the overall value of your home and get the beauty you deserve.

Here are a few reasons why using natural stone in your home can increase the resale value:

Well Maintained Natural Stone Looks Great

If you take care of your natural stone countertops and tile floors, they can look new for years to come. Perceived newness is highly valued by homebuyers, especially in high traffic areas such as the bathroom or kitchen.

In the kitchen, slab materials can make stunning countertops. Whether its granite, marble, soapstone, or quartz, choose an option that fits the overall aesthetic of your home and your resale value is sure to rise.  Natural stone is also a fitting complement to a great bathroom—matching your countertops to your tile is a smart choice!

Custom Installations Take Time

Depending on the scale of the project, custom tile and granite installations can take time. Many new homeowners would rather pay a premium to buy a house that has the marble entryway they want rather than purchase a home without that feature.

It’s also harder for a new homeowner to let go of the idea that your house is their ‘dream home’ if it has the natural stone features they want.

Outdoor Natural Stone Impresses

Natural stone isn’t just limited to the inside of your home. It can be as simple as putting a few stone planters around your home or as grand as installing a custom stone pool. Exterior stone veneers are also a great choice—in an interview with real estate professionals (as noted by Native Custom Stone) Real Estate Pro Magazine noted that such veneers can lead prospective homebuyers to believe a house has a higher value.

Have any other questions about how natural stone can affect your resale value?

Here at Stockett Tile and Granite, we’re more than happy to answer any other questions you may have. We serve the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona areas. Give us a call at 480-443-1988, or get in touch through our online contact form to schedule a commercial tile consultation. You can also visit our tile showroom in Phoenix, Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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