If you are having trouble selling your home, you may want to take another look at your kitchen. Homebuyers know that they (and likely their guests) will spend a lot of time in the kitchen and tend to be a bit picky about kitchen aesthetics. Especially because the family who next inhabits your home is likely to be younger than you, it is definitely in your best interest to update your kitchen. Cabinets, appliances and flooring are important, but the real centerpiece of your kitchen is the countertops. Granite, quartz or synthetic, the sale of your home might depend on it.
Quartz is a popular alternative to natural countertops because it is durable as well as low maintenance. It is largely made of natural material but it has been engineered with a small amount of synthetics to create the durability and beauty many homeowners are looking for. There are many different manufacturers of quartz and there are plenty of varieties and colors to choose from.
On the other hand, granite is a completely natural material, generally taken from solid slabs and cut to fit your own countertop. Another great quality of granite is that no slab is the same. With quartz, what you see is what you get, as quartz is engineered. Granite is pulled from the earth and can vary from one end of the slab to another, creating a one of a kind centerpiece for you kitchen.
Synthetic countertops can be made of various materials, but mostly acrylic. An advantage of synthetic countertops as opposed to natural is that it is a more economical choice. It can also be a more ecological choice since no natural resources are used to extract a large portion of rock out of the earth. Synthetic countertops are similar to quartz in that they do not vary within one countertop. If you want a consistent look throughout the countertop, a synthetic countertop may be a great choice for you and your home.
Homebuyers know that they will be in the kitchen quite frequently, so they are looking for function in addition to style. If you are installing countertops for the purpose of selling your house, you should consult your countertop manufacturer to see which styles are popular among young and new buyers. You will want to stay away from any bright or light colors, as they can turn off younger homebuyers.