1. Are your countertops showing signs of age/wear?
Many countertops will reach a point at which repairs just aren’t possible anymore. They might be getting up there in age, or the damage done is too great to warrant simple fixes.
Your countertops can show wear over the years through cracks, erosion, stains, burns, and discoloration. Even the most well-maintained countertop can show these signs, so this doesn’t mean you did anything wrong. It’s just time for a change, and that change comes in the form of replacement.
2. Do you need more space?
If your family has changed recently (if you welcomed a new baby or had a relative move in with you), your current countertop might not cut it anymore. In order to enjoy the time spent in your kitchen, you need enough room to do so. And that can be achieved by replacing your kitchen counters.
3. Has your kitchen sustained smoke damage?
A large percentage of house fires begin in the kitchen. Countertops that sustain damage from fire and smoke cannot be repaired in most cases, so a replacement is the better option. The good news is that many homeowners’ insurance policies cover damage like this.
4. Do your countertops look dated?
If you invested in your countertop twenty years ago, it’s very likely that what was trendy back then is no longer trendy today. If the style of your kitchen matters to you and you want something that comes with a more updated look, it might be time to consider replacement.
If you don’t want to replace your countertop again in the future, we recommend choosing a material that never goes out of style. Materials like granite, marble, and quartz are always “in.”
5. Are you selling your home?
Of course, you want to sell your home and make the highest profit possible, and you can do that by replacing your kitchen counters.
Homes with stone countertops go for a higher price in the market, because buyers everywhere are drawn to them—and with good reason! Having stone countertops in your kitchen can increase the resale price of your home and help you make the profit that you want on it.