Why Natural Stone is Important
It’s no surprise that natural stone is often an integral feature of many homes, both classic and modern, and first impressions can certainly count when it comes to the housing market. If you’re thinking about selling your home or re-decorating to increase its value in the future, here are some key facts to consider about how natural stone can add value to your home when it comes time to put it up for sale.
Natural Stone Kitchen Worktops
The kitchen is the heart of every home. It is not only a functional space for cooking, but also a place to unwind and spend time with family and friends. Natural stone can add a touch of class to any kitchen and create a timeless feel that will be an integral part of a home’s character for years to come. Because of their high durability and heat resistance, granite worktops are one of the most popular choices for kitchen worktops. Due to its extreme natural beauty, marble is also a popular choice; however, as a stone that is prone to scratching and staining, it is often better suited to kitchen flooring or bathroom vanity units.
Adding a natural stone splashback or stone tile feature wall can also add an eye-catching feature to your home, increasing its value.
Luxury Natural Stone Flooring
Updating your kitchen countertops is not the only way to increase the value of your home. Natural stone flooring can also increase the value of a home. Stone floors are a great way to increase the value of your home and add a touch of luxury to your kitchen, bathroom, or entrance hallway if you are comfortable with the maintenance required. Why limit yourself to the kitchen worktop when you can have the intrinsic beauty of natural stone floors, especially given natural stone’s heat resistance and practicality?
Natural Stone Bathrooms
The bathroom, as a high traffic area in your home, must be able to handle large amounts of water, soap, and cleaning products while also creating a space of comfort and relaxation. With this in mind, it’s critical to find materials that are not only functional but also add the aesthetic quality required to create a sense of space and tranquillity. Here is where natural stone comes into play. Marble is a popular choice for bathrooms due to its unique beauty and heat resistance. Installing marble or granite stone in the shower, bathroom vanity units, walls, or even the flooring will immediately increase the value of your home. Finer details, such as natural stone splashbacks or inlays, can also increase the value of a home.
Natural Stone Hearths
We’ve covered the kitchen and bathroom, as well as the flooring, but what about the living room and the fireplaces in your home? Yes, adding natural stone hearths and fire surrounds to your fireplace can increase the value of your home. The lounge, in particular, is an important area for unwinding after a long day at work, and in the chilly winter months, the fireplace is an essential feature, so why not add a marble or granite fireplace feature to your home?
Looking For More Information About Natural Stone?
We’ve covered some of the main areas where natural stone can add value to your home, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways it can help boost your home’s value. Natural stone is also ideal for exterior paving, driveways, and a variety of interior and exterior features.
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