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Selling your Home? The Corian vs. Granite Debate

Nov 12, 2007
If you are interested in or planning to put your home on the market for sale, you will want to make certain that you do get your residence in the best possible shape and condition in advance of doing so. You may want to give serious consideration to making some improvements to your home. The bottom line is that you can make some fairly easy and not too costly improvements to your home that can result in a significant increase in value of your residence itself.

One part of your home that you will want to consider seriously working on is your kitchen. In the end and when all is said and done, people tend to spend a great deal of time in their kitchens. Thus, for a prospective home buyer, the kitchen and the way it looks and feels is a very important consideration.

A step that you might want to consider taking when it comes to your kitchen, when it comes to sprucing up your kitchen in advance of putting your home on the market for sale, is to have new kitchen counters installed. While there are a number of options, two choices that you will want to consider is Corian versus granite kitchen counters. There are pros and cons to both of these options that you will want to consider as you plan for some improvements to be undertaken on your kitchen.

Of course, many people like the natural appearance of granite. Granite adds a luxurious feel to any kitchen. With that said, granite can be one of the more expensive types of counter tops that you can have installed in your kitchen. Granite counter tops really end up being a good selling point to a person who might be interested in buying your home. Indeed, granite counter tops will increase the intrinsic value of your home and allow you the ability to increase the asking price for your residence when you do put it on the market.

On the other hand, Corian does not necessarily have the elegant reputation of granite counter tops. However, Corian products are very attractive. In addition, Corian is deemed to be more sturdy and durable than granite counter tops. You also can realize a cost savings in most instances by purchasing Corian products as opposed to natural granite. While you might not be able to increase the asking price for your home as high with Corian as you might be able to accomplish with granite, Corian will nonetheless add value to your residence in advance of putting it on the market.

No matter what type of counter top you select for your kitchen face lift, it is important that you ensure that installation properly is undertaken. Chances are that you really do not have the expertise to undertake counter top installation on your own. Therefore, it is important that you seek the services of a professional who can provide expert installation assistance to you.
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Lance Mohr is your Tampa real estate expert, with over 10 years of experience and 15 years of investing. Please visit our New Tampa Real Estate website and add our Tampa real estate blog to your favorites section of your browser.
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