Installing Granite: Valuable Property Improvement

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Installing Granite

One of the Most Valuable Property Improvements

Upgrading your rental’s countertops to granite is one of the most valuable improvements you make to your property. Granite is eye-catching for prospective tenants. It is an attractive amenity and it will set your rental at a high bar. According to the National Apartment Association, 39% percent of tenants do not mind paying up to $75 more a month for granite countertops. Undoubtedly, the price of this improvement will pay off quickly.

Granite is a very durable stone and is perfect for countertops. It is resistant to chips, stains, and scratches. Also, it is not harmed by heat. The polished and matte finishes of granite are extremely resistant to stains when properly sealed, so you don’t have to worry about tenants causing any damage. It requires very little maintenance when tenants move out. Every so often, you should reseal the countertops to fight off any stains.

Besides being very durable, granite is also a very affordable improvement! You can get granite for $35 to $45 per square foot. Lower end granite typically comes in more neutral shades, such as black or gray. On the other hand, you can upgrade to a higher end granite, which typically ranges anywhere from $75 – $110. If your property is located in an upscale area, the implementation of a high-end, marble texture granite may really put your property on a higher bar. There are many unique colors and patterns that will certainly make your property stand out. If you are thinking about upgrading the kitchen, start with granite!


Kathleen Bowering is pursuing her dream of obtaining a master’s degree from California State University Long Beach. She enjoys writing about property management, apartment renovations, and all-things related to real estate. You can find her posted up against a tree in a local park with her head down in latest content marketing book.