Thinking about putting your home on the Havasu real estate market soon? Your property might need a bit of refreshing first. Kitchens help sell houses. Adding touches of blue in your kitchen design is one of the current home decor trends we have seen in some of the real estate in Lake Havasu. Updating your countertops makes a powerful impact on the look of your kitchen, too. While homeowners chose granite in the past, quartz countertops seem to be making gains in popularity lately for many reasons.
Quartz Countertops in the Kitchen
Durability and Maintenance
One of the biggest reasons owners of real estate in Lake Havasu choose quartz countertops over granite is because of its durability and low maintenance. Let’s face it. We’re messy. At some point, someone spills juice, wine, sauce, coffee, or any number of other things on the counter. With granite, these leave a stain. Quartz on the other hand cleans up really well. If you set a hot pot on granite, you might burn it. Quartz easily withstands the direct heat of a pot or pan without leaving any burn or scorch marks. With granite, you need to reseal it once a year. A little soap and water keep quartz looking good all year round.
Tons of Options
Yes, granite offers quite a few options. But quartz comes in many more colors and styles. Plus, it tends to be easier to match quartz with your other decor. You might need to conduct an exhaustive search to find the right color in granite.
Easier to Find for Large surfaces
Another trend we’re seeing in real estate in Lake Havasu kitchens is a large island. Finding a single granite slab that fits oftentimes proves difficult. If you need more than one slab to cover, finding pieces that match up can be pretty near impossible. Quartz can be engineered to fit larger areas seamlessly, even if more than one slab is needed.
Granite comes from quarries. That requires a lot of energy. Then, if you import the granite from another country, you must pay for the transportation fees involved. And when you factor in the addition to your carbon footprint this creates, that’s not good for our environment. Instead, look for a locally-sourced manufacturer for the quartz countertops in your real estate in Lake Havasu. It takes less energy to engineer quartz and a closer manufacturer means less environmental costs to transport.
Alexis Steel – 928-303-2199
Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty
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