Increasing the Value of Your Home Through Flooring
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Increasing the Value of Your Home Through Flooring

Your floors are an often overlooked but very important part of your home. Dirty, tattered, outdated or ugly floors can make your home look far less attractive and valuable than it may be. In contrast, beautiful and well kept floors give your home a special sparkle. It is especially important to pay attention to your flooring if you are thinking about selling your home. By installing clean and beautiful new floors, you can increase the value of your home far more than the cost of your flooring. My background as a real estate agent has taught me what potential buyers want in floors, and now I'm going to teach you. Make your home all it can be with floors that say your home is the best.

Increasing the Value of Your Home Through Flooring

Kitchen Remodeling 101: 3 Tips For Choosing Granite Countertop Color

Isabella Bennett

Granite is a material that is commonly used in kitchens, usually for the counters. It makes sense. It's a beautiful stone that is durable and sturdy. Even better, it doesn't require much upkeep. If you have made the decision to opt for granite countertops, you are probably feeling excited to go shopping. However, you might soon be feeling overwhelmed by all the different choices.

Granite countertops come in several colors, each with its own unique variance. So choosing a color might be difficult. However, it's incredibly important as granite is expensive and you don't want to change it out all that often—unless you have a huge budget.

Fortunately, you make shopping for granite a breeze. Just follow these three tips for choosing the color of your granite countertops:

1. Use Your Cabinets

The cabinets of your kitchen take up a lot of space. One of the easiest ways to ensure that the granite will match with your existing kitchen decor is to use your cabinets as a point of reference. You can unscrew a small cabinet and take it with you to the showroom, or snap a picture of your cabinets and bring that with you. Whichever you choose, make sure you have your kitchen cabinets handy as a reference. After all, you want your granite counters to match, not clash with your current kitchen.

2. Consider Contrasting Colors

If you want your counters to pop, consider picking a contrasting color. For example, if you have light cabinets or paint in your kitchen, a dark granite will look beautiful. As for the actual color, make sure that the granite incorporates some of the colors in your kitchen. For example, a gray granite with blue undertones will work wonderfully in a kitchen with blue accents. As long as the color is neutral or has some undertones of existing colors in your kitchen, it should look cohesive.

3. Take Samples Home

One of the best ways to ensure that the granite will mesh with your kitchen is to take the samples home. At home, you will be able to better see if the granite looks good in your space. It will also allow you to see the granite in the exact lighting that it will be placed. Take pictures and check the granite throughout the day, so you can see how it will look at all times.

If you cannot take samples home, consider taking pictures of the granite pieces you love. Print them out and place them in your kitchen. Examine the photos and determine whether the granite will look good in your kitchen.

Choosing the right color granite countertops for your kitchen might sound easy, but it is often a difficult task. Use these three tips to help make your decision easier. A granite retailer, like Sandia Marble, may be able to offer you additional advice for choosing the right granite color.