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    Improve the Property Value of your Home

     

    For many families, their home is their single largest investment. As a result, when it’s time to sell, a 10% difference in the sale price can be worth more than what you save – or even earn – in a year.

    Durable, timeless and attractive to buyers, stone can be a great investment. At Surrey Marble and Granite, we believe in creating a home you love to live in – but there’s no reason that can’t be a house that will sell well, when the time comes. We’ve gathered some of our top tips for choosing the right stone.

    1. Get good quality stone and a professional finish

    Poor quality materials and workmanship show through, and will make buyers and surveyors lower the value of a property. Common examples include tiles that have been installed carelessly, stone that is mismatched and stone that hasn’t been properly sealed. In all three cases, cutting corners reduces the lifespan of your stone kitchen or bathroom, as well as affecting the sale value.

    2. Choose neutral shades for stone floors

    Help potential buyers picture their own furniture in your house by choosing neutral shades for floors. Natural stone floors are easy to live with too, as it’s easy to change a room dramatically without changing the floor. As an example, the same limestone tiles can take a room from toddler’s play room to teenage den and TV room to home office to formal dining room as your needs change.

    3. Think practical and durable

    Reports indicate that as trends come and go, practical features like stone worktops, remain popular with home buyers, raising the price they’re willing to pay. As you install a new kitchen or bathroom, consider the practical side of your decisions. Stretching your budget a little to fit in a double sink, extra counter top space or a low-step shower can pay dividends in your daily life as well as in perceived property value.

    4. Wide open spaces

    Most home buyers are looking for more space than they currently have, and no one wants to live in a cramped, dark hole. Opening up spaces can result in higher property values. You can literally breaking through a wall to create an open plan room or visually open up a space. As an example, light coloured textured stone work tops in a kitchen, or pale marble tiles in a bathroom create a feeling of space and luxury.

    5. Timeless style

    When are you going to sell your home? Most families don’t have a clear date in mind, but they expect at some point to need to move, perhaps a few streets over to make more space for a growing family or across the country (or the world!) to a new job. As a result, it’s impossible to predict what will be trending when you sell. Timeless style and natural materials, like marble and granite, have been strong selling features in homes for most of the last century, making them a good bet going forward, too.

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