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Real Estate Pros: Quartz Countertops Popular Again

Although potential resale value should not be the only driver of kitchen remodeling decisions, it is still a factor that needs to be considered. That’s why so many experts were recommending granite countertops in the kitchen 10-15 years ago. Things are different today. Quartz is the hottest countertop preference right now.

This is not to say that quartz countertops will be in demand a decade or two down the road. What has happened to granite could also happen to quartz. So if you are undertaking a remodeling project but plan to hold on to your house for another 10-15 years, resale value is less of a concern right now. But if you are planning to sell in a year or two, give at least some thought to resale.

Everyone Wanted Granite Countertops

The National Kitchen and Bath Association conducted a survey back in 2017 and discovered that granite was on its way out as the preferred material for kitchen countertops. It had already been quite popular with home buyers for more than a decade. In the years since that survey, granite has continued to lose ground to quartz.

These days, home buyers are more likely to prefer quartz. In fact, the higher the price tag on a home, the more likely buyers are to be impressed with quartz countertops. The shift has been so dramatic in some markets that granite is being referred to as the new Formica.

Does this mean every customer who visits Bedrock Quartz should choose quartz countertops over granite? Absolutely not. Granite is still a viable choice that adds beauty, elegance, and value to a home. The only point to be made here is that people suddenly have an affinity for quartz.

Real Estate Preferences Change

It is important to remember that real estate preferences change. They are, for all intents and purposes, cyclical. What is hot today will not still be hot a decade from now. Moreover, different preferences come in and out all the time. The hottest design features home buyers are looking for today may fall out of favor five or six years down the road. But then they will come back a few years later.

The other thing to consider is the tendency among home buyers to want something different. If everybody has granite countertops, new home buyers will prefer something else – like quartz. It is nothing more than the desire to be unique. Likewise, if you have been living in a house with granite countertops for more than 20 years, chances are you’ll be more impressed by granite or quartz when you go looking for your new house.

Stone Is Still the Best Option

Irrespective of the fact that granite is losing its luster among home buyers, stone countertops are still the best option. Whether it is natural stone like granite or marble, or engineered stone like quartz, home buyers would still prefer stone over laminates. Stone also competes very well against concrete.

If you are planning a kitchen remodel that includes new countertops, we encourage you to consider function and your own personal preferences first. Look for countertop materials and styles that work for you. After that, give some consideration to resale value. Do not make your entire decision based on home buying trends because they could change before you’re ready to sell.

As always, Bedrock Quartz is your best choice in Utah for quartz, marble, and granite countertops. We install what we sell and back it up with expert advice and the kind of customer service you deserve. Visit any of our showrooms to see all our countertops and fixtures. Call us today or book an appointment to discuss your remodel.