DECLUTTERED THOUGHTS OF A HOME STAGER by Sue Proud, ASP®, IAHSP®, GCIRC
In my last post, The WORST Countertop Choice When Selling Your House, I tried (not so subtly) to convince you not to install marble countertops in your kitchen if you are putting your house on the market.
Hopefully, you’re now asking yourself, “If marble is the current ‘on-trend look,’ and I shouldn’t install it, what type of countertop do I choose instead?” Well, I’d never leave you high and dry without some possible solutions!
The idea is to install something that gives a similar marble look, but without all the maintenance headaches. We want to give prospective buyers the eye candy they want and the low maintenance lifestyle they desire. Cha-ching! Contract time!
So, I’ve pulled together a quick reference guide, The BEST Marble Countertop Alternatives, to save you time in your countertop search. The Guide includes the names of color options, approximate costs, and pros/cons for each. I’ve also highlighted some favorites.
Keep in mind that your countertop selection should be based on the undertones of the fixed elements in your kitchen that you intend to keep. Just be careful not to over improve your property for your price range and location! You want to be able to recoup your investment when you sell.
You can also check my Pinterest Board for photos of several of the selections.
Hope you find the Guide helpful!
Do you have any others to add to the list? What has produced the best results for you? Leave us a comment below. I’m Sue Proud, Owner of PROUD HOME Staging, LLC, an Accredited Staging Professional® and Kitchen Redesign Specialist in St. Charles, IL. I appreciate you taking the time to read this post.