There are times when getting something less than the best might make sense to save money, but that is not the case when building or remodeling your home. Your home is something you spend countless hours in every day with family and friends. Save your bargain shopping for the flea market or getting those $1 pushpins at the dollar discount store. Cutting corners on your new countertops is something you will very likely come to regret, and it can cost you even more in the long run.
One of the main reasons to aim high when choosing new countertops is that you will be safeguarding the resale value of your home. It can be nearly impossible to sell a home that has budget countertops, especially when they have suffered damage due to their minimal durability. You may not think you have anything to worry about, since you plan to keep your home forever, but plans can suddenly change and you will look back on your decision with dismay.
As mentioned, budget countertops do not hold up very well. Even if you are very careful using cutting boards, trivets and such, sooner or later, you will notice a cut mark, burn or chip. The first one may not be terribly upsetting, but once there are a number of them, you’ll be annoyed enough to want to replace them. So, at that point you are looking at yet another expense. Even if you do the budget countertops again, you are now going to be in a position where you have spent what you could have spent on high-quality new countertops in the first place. Save yourself the hassle and the extra labour costs, and aim high to begin with. You will be glad you did.
If you are looking for high-quality countertops, such as granite, quartz or wood, give us a call at Northern Granite Works. We have the best materials in an array of colours that are sure to excite you and quality craftsmen to ensure you get the results you desire for your Barrie, ON home.