Question: Are Granite Countertops Worth It??

Even though most real estate experts claim granite increases the value of a home, you need to take into account the total cost of purchasing, installing, and maintaining the slab.

If you, the homeowner, plan to live in the home for at least ten years, the countertop may be worth the expense.

How much does it cost to replace kitchen countertops?

On average, expect countertops to range in price from $40 to $100 per square foot installed, according to a 2013 report by Consumer Reports. Granite countertops range from $50 to $250 per square foot, while tile counters can start at as little as $10; butcher block at $30, and solid surfaces at $35.

What is a cheaper alternative to granite countertops?

Fortunately, there are plenty of other choices that offer beauty, durability, and a great return on your investment. Check out these nine popular granite alternative countertops to find the one that fits your style and budget.

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  • Marble.
  • Quartz.
  • Wood.
  • Tile.
  • Stainless Steel.
  • Concrete.
  • Laminate.
  • Sintered Stone.

How much do granite overlay countertops cost?

What’s the Cost? Overlays are purchased per-piece, and pieces run around $50 to $100. Overlays are less expensive than conventional engineered stone or quartz countertops if only because they yield to do-it-yourself installation.

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