If you're looking to sell, just be ready to tackle those renovations you've been putting off.

As many of us know, the kitchen and bathroom are often at the top of a buyers lists when it comes to trends and upgrades. But, what you may not know is that there are a lot of options out there besides granite for beautifying counter space.

Wouldn't it be nice to offer something different, creative and more unique to your potential buyers? Here are just a few options to consider.

  • Engineered Stone. These are stone products that are generally made of 90 percent quartz, bound together by resins. It's non-porous, heat resistant and most manufacturers like Silestone, Cambria and Zodiaq offer it with a 10-year warranty.
  • Concrete. Don't think sidewalks here, these are actually handcrafted, highly engineered slabs. It's extremely durable, scratch and heat resistant. You can incorporate curves and angles, adorn it with aggregates to add sparkle, seashells, and even real leaves. Concrete is also eco-friendly which appeals to savvy buyers these days.
  • Tile. For a less expensive but dramatic change, tile can be a great choice. Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, tile creates endless possibilities to suit surrounding décor. It can successfully and quickly spruce up any kitchen/bath space.
  • Stainless Steel. For a transformation that reflects professional, contemporary and industrial design, this is the perfect selection. Its antimicrobial, seamless, heat and stain resistant and easy to clean. You can even opt to have it brushed, textured or quilted to hide any future scratches or dents.

For more information visit HGTVPro.com and read Linda Kasts full article entitled, "Counter Action".

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Karly replied the topic: #12970
I like granite countertops. I guess some of the other choices could be nice too.