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How Do I Know If It’s Time for a New Countertop?

As property owners know all too well, there comes a time for nearly every amenity, appliance, or feature to be repaired, revamped, or replaced altogether — and countertops are no exception. As the leading provider of professional countertop installations, Colonial Marble & Granite has helped countless homeowners and property managers with high-quality solutions that don’t just work wonders for aesthetic appeal but deliver on durability, low maintenance, and longevity. As such, we’re intimately familiar with the myriad reasons you’re due for something new, which is why we’ve put together this guide on some of the most common signs it’s time to upgrade your countertops. But first, take this quiz to see if it’s time for new countertops for your home:

Your Existing Countertops Show Signs of Aging and Wear

When properly cared for, countertops can last decades. However, it’s wise to take a look at yours at least every five years and assess surfaces for signs of wear and tear — and even damage. If caught early, scratches can typically be prepared. However, natural wear will inevitably occur. Signs of a well-worn countertop include cracking, erosion, discoloration, stubborn stains or burn marks, and ragged edges. If your countertops have seen better days and really begin showing their age — despite your best efforts in repairing or maintaining them — you know it’s time to have them replaced.

You Need to Accommodate the Needs of Your Family or Lifestyle

For many, drastic life changes demand updates to the home. As families grow, additional space for prepping food or cooking becomes more of a priority than ever. Small kitchen renovations, such as updating or expanding countertops, can give your family the room it needs to live (and work!) comfortably.

New members of the household aren’t the only occasions that may prompt you to get a new countertop. If you frequently have guests — or envision playing host more in the near future — you may consider getting new countertops installed in the kitchen for an elevated food prep and entertainment experience. You might also want to renovate your guest bathroom to accommodate visitors — a plan in which new countertops play an integral role.

Your Existing Countertops — or Space at Large — Looks Outdated

You could follow the most immaculate, comprehensive maintenance plan for your countertop — and it could still lose its appeal. What was “in” a decade ago may appear old, dated, or downright tacky in a modern home. If you’re over staring at a less-than-fabulous surface, this could be a sign it’s time for a new countertop. It’s not just about color or pattern either; when you’ve got a chance to upgrade your countertop, you can spring for finishing and edge profiling options that infuse a sophisticated character into your space.

You Want to Increase Your Home’s Value

Are you gearing up to put your home on the market and looking for ways to boost your property value? Modern appliances and new paint jobs are tried-and-true methods — and we encourage you to consider adding countertops to the list! In fact, a full or even light remodel of your kitchen or bathroom is an excellent way to increase home value, make an impression on potential buyers, and see a return on your investment. Fortunately, our team of design experts is standing by to not introduce gorgeous engineered or natural stone into your home’s most frequented spaces but consult you on tile, cabinetry, hardware, and more before selling your home.

Colonial Marble & Granite Has New Countertops Perfect for You

There are a handful of ways you can know if it’s time for new countertops. From visible damage and countertops that look outdated to a kitchen that just isn’t meeting the demands of your growing family or business, many occasions call for replacement. When it comes to determining if it’s time for a new bathroom or kitchen countertop, you want to ensure your investment is going to turn your vision into a reality — without any surprises. That’s where we step in.

With an extensive selection of quality countertops and a first-rate team of designers, fabricators, and installers at the helm, you can rest assured your next project will go off without a hitch. Additionally, with Colonial Marble & Granite, you can design a kitchen online or use our virtual bathroom designer to transform your spaces from the comfort of your own home. For more information about replacing your countertops, get in touch with us today!

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