There are three ways to approach a kitchen renovation for upgrading countertops in an older or a newer home in Minneapolis. One option is to simply choose the lowest cost products on the market. This poses a lot of issues as these low-cost options make look great for a short period of time, but they begin to show wear and tear. Additionally, more and more maintenance is required to keep them looking even moderately acceptable, which usually results in having to redo the renovation in just a few years.
The second option is to select an average quality of material that provides a mid-range cost of renovation for kitchen countertops. This will ensure a longer lasting countertop or kitchen, but it won’t provide a lifetime of low-maintenance counters. In addition, there may be a moderate amount of maintenance required, which can become tedious over time.
The third option is to see a renovation as an investment in the look and the value of your home. With this option, there is a more costly initial installation, but then there is the beauty of natural stone kitchen countertops that have very limited maintenance to retain their beauty.
The Maintenance Issue
While marble and granite kitchen countertops will need to be occasionally sealed, this is a very simple do-it-yourself process. Of course, it is also easy to hire professionals to do the job which will typically be required every two to three years with heavy use.
As long as the sealant is in place, all the maintenance that will be required is a wipe down with clean, warm water as needed. Picking up spills as they happen will also be important, but this is no different than with other countertop options.
Value Added Beauty
In Minneapolis, buyers are looking for natural stone countertops in homes. This adds another selling point for your home. Even if you have no immediate plans to sell, choosing natural stone over other countertop options is a way to add value to your home for your enjoyment as well as for a sale.