5 WAYS NATURAL STONE CAN
INCREASE YOUR HOME’S VALUE
Whether you are planning to sell your Sydney home in the near future, or you just want to renovate using materials which will have a strong return on investment if you should sell down the track, natural stone is an all but guaranteed way of increasing the sale value of your property. Natural stone is durable, striking and will stand the test of time better than practically any other material. Below are 5 ways to use natural stone to increase the re-sale value of your home:
Using natural stone on the exterior of a residential property instantly gives an air of opulence and elegance. The first thing prospective new buyers will see when they view the property is the outdoor area and what a way to make a first impression! Examples of ways to effectively use natural stone on the exterior of the property include paving stones, walkways, front stairs, windowsill and steps.
Few things are more striking in a kitchen than a beautiful, uniquely-veined natural stone countertop. The classic look of marble or granite for example is eye-catching and desirable, making it a very popular choice for kitchen countertops and islands. Granite, in particular, is one of the more popular natural stone choices for kitchen benches due to its durability. Natural stone backsplashes finish a kitchen beautifully when paired with natural stone counters, and offer a barrier to moisture while protecting the wall underneath.
Natural stone flooring has been popular for many years and is a great way to add value to any home. It’s important to be aware of the cleaning and maintenance techniques required with natural stone flooring to preserve its stunning looks over time. Natural stone has incredible heat retaining qualities so delivers a huge practical value along with its obvious aesthetic benefits.
Second to the kitchen, the bathroom is generally the second area of the home which people think of when they hear the words ‘natural stone’, and for good reason. There are many ways to use natural stone in your bathroom to increase the value of your property with the most popular being a natural stone floor, shower or vanity top. Other options include shower seats, enclaves, water features and bathroom backsplashes which will all add an air of class and sophistication to the bathroom space.
A lesser used option in Sydney given our climate, is a natural stone hearth or fireplace. However, this is certainly not something which should be overlooked. It will make a beautiful and luxurious feature piece for any living space and will attract admiring glances and comments from anyone who casts their eyes upon it.
Above are some ways to increase the sale value of your home by incorporating natural stone in its interior and exterior. To discuss your options and how to make natural stone work for you, drop into our Sydney showroom today or give us a call or email and we’ll be happy to give you an honest and expert opinion!
Costa is head of sales and marketing at Euro Marble and enjoys writing informative and engaging articles related to the natural stone industry