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At Discount Granite & Home Supply, we want to help you in any way that we can with your home renovation decisions. We want you to stay informed on new trends, fresh ideas, and how we can make these ideas a reality for you!


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Sell Your Home For More with this Helpful Checklist By Mandy Lee

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:10 AM
Sell Your Home For More with this Helpful Checklist Many homeowners only think of the large, expensive upgrades when seeking to increase their house???s selling price. Yet, there are many ways to increase your home???s valuation even while easily staying within the budget. Clean the Lawn A clean lawn will work wonders for open houses and photographs. Cleaning the lawn is simple and easy to do and does not take very long. This is one of the first steps you???ll want to take before listing your property. Duct Cleaning & Sealing Cleaning ducts helps spread less dust and bacteria around the home, and keeps the house noticeably cleaner. When showing potential buyers your home, the last thing you want is for counters and shelves to appear dirty. Duct sealing is a long-term investment to a home???s essential functions that can help sway potential buyers. If you can???t afford a full seal of your air ducts, it???s a good idea to look into duct cleaning options at the very least. Update the Kitchen Little things can add a lot more to a living area. Replace the handles of drawers and cupboards. Clean off the counters and the front of drawers. Upgrading your faucets can give your home a personalized, modern design. Inexpensive upgrades will pay off, especially due to that fact that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms for potential buyers. Decking Installations Installing a deck is affordable, often DIY friendly, and makes your home???s exterior appear beautifully livable. A lot of buyers really like decks, especially in regions where decks can be used a large amount during the year. While there are debates about hardwood vs composite decking, installing any deck is a good thing. Clean it! Many homeowners overlook this simple step, but it is easy, very inexpensive, and can be done in under a day. Dust, vacuum, straighten out couches and chairs, wipe down countertops, put away stuff that is just laying around, and do everything else you can to make your home???s interior squeaky clean. When renovations are too expensive, this is the next best thing. Make the Bathrooms Nice Beautify the bathrooms. That means cleaning everything, mirrors, counters, toilets, etc. Besides the kitchens, bathrooms are also very important for buyers, particularly the master bath. This is a surefire way to get higher offers. Plant Something Plant a tree or large bush in your yard or set up some indoor plants. Trees make a yard more attractive, provide shade, and can even provide some privacy for the house. Trees make every house look better. Maybe you can not afford to repaint the house, but planting a tree is a great way to beautify your exterior for little expense. Install a Water-Filtration System Buyers love water-filtration systems, which ensure that the home has clean water. The systems are cheaper than you may think, and the investment is usually worth it, particularly if your city or town has a bad reputation for its water system. Countertop Upgrades A new countertop can breathe life into your kitchen. Both granite and quartz countertops cost a reasonable amount. Whichever material you choose, getting rid of a dated countertop is a great way to attract higher offers for your home. Add an Energy-Efficient Feature With more technology than every available to make homes ???smart,??? buyers are constantly only the lookout for houses with tech. This does not necessarily mean buying something super expensive; it could be something as easy as installing a programmable thermostat, or if you have a bit more money to spend, a zoning system. Replace Old Carpet and Rugs Getting rid of dated flooring materials will make your home???s interior look a lot better. New carpet looks amazing, and will revitalize every room it is in. Get Some Grass Have a dirt yard? Have weeds? While it can be time consuming, planting grass can be a worthwhile investment, especially if it dramatically improves the exterior look of your house. If grass is inconvenient due to water costs, consider artificial turf instead. Repaint Dreary Rooms Boring, depressing rooms are the last things you would want a buyer to see. Spend some time and money brightening up or simply repainting older rooms. Minor Hardware Upgrades Small hardware upgrades, such as replacing minor appliances, or updating to unique bath faucets, can work wonders for offers. When potential buyers see how you have updated the house, it will improve their opinion of it, often resulting in a higher valuation. Mandy Lee is a contributor to Innovative Building Materials. She is a blogger and a content writer for the building materials industry. Mandy is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that increase property value, maximize energy savings, and turn houses into homes.

Choosing The Right Granite Countertop For Your Home

Posted on July 5, 2015 at 1:50 PM


Although it is very tempting to choose a granite countertop based on looks alone, a material's durability, maintenance and, of course, cost are also important factors to consider when making a selection for your bath or kitchen project.


Find a good fit

Homeowners need to assess the way they live before making the decision on a countertop surface. If they have children and they are making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the countertops alot, you might not want to choose white granite countertops. Also, if you are a user of a lot of acidic products in the kitchen you may want to stay away from black granite countertops.

 

Granite Countertop choices

Granite, the top choice in countertops, is available in a variety of shades such as blacks, whites, greens, corals and beiges, and no two pieces are exactly the same. Granite is available in two finishes. A polished finish results in a shiny look and often darkens the appearance of the stone, while honing is soft and matte. Costs for granite depend on many variables, including color, finish and origin of the stone.

Other natural stone materials, like marble, limestone and soapstone, are softer than granite and require delicate use and greater care. All stone countertops must be sealed periodically.

 

Countertop Edging

Square edges are standard on granite countertops, as well as the most affordable. Decorative granite edges like radius, bullnose, bevel, and ogee are a bit more expensive but are another way to customize your kitchen.

 

Mix and match

If you can't decide on just one granite color you have the option to mix and match granite. You could choose a different color on islands than the rest of the countertops to differentiate the space. Another option is to inset another material into a countertop for specific tasks. Butcher block is common for chopping as is marble for baking.


Before making a decision on any countertop material, make sure to see the surface in person. Do your research on any material you plan to buy to ensure it is the right fit for your home!


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