Wow, my new granite countertop really makes my kitchen pop! What do you think your feelings would be if that brand new shiny “granite” counter top became stained or dull? There are a number of ways that can happen if it’s not properly taken care of. Let me share some tips I’ve learned over the years on how to care for granite counter tops.
Customers that want thin (2 centimeter) backsplash should select thin stone. Cutting 3 centimeter stone into 2 centimeter is risky and time consuming and expensive. Our stone is not priced to include thin milling. The reason why marbles come in 2 centimeter and 3 centimeter is that it’s possible. The reason why most granite species are 3 centimeter thick is because if cut into 2 centimeter slabs, the percentage that break under its own weight is too high for the quarry to remain profitable. If the quarry is not willing to make it in 2 centimeter, why would we, or you, or your customer, want to take the risk?
The most convenient way to apply the granite sealer is to place it in a spray bottle. This would make the whole task of applying it easier. Begin with just a small portion of the countertop and spray a considerable amount of the sealant on the surface.
However, accidents do happen. Then it is best to take proper steps to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Timely care will nullify the effects of accident. Blot the spill there and then. Take care to not to spread the spill. Then the effects will not be so high. Do not spread the spill with a towel. Instead, dry it with tissue or soaking kitchen cloth. Spray the area generously with neutral travertine colors cleaner. Soak the excess cleaner and wipe off with a clean dry cloth. This is the best solution for liquid spills.
Imagine Yourself Living Here People need to be able to picture themselves living in your house, and you make it more difficult if you have personal photos on display, your collections, and any personal items at all. Remove yourself completely from the equation.
Style – When most people are buying a new home they want to take a step up in class. If your house is just as ordinary looking as their current one why should they buy it? They are looking for a home they can be proud of. To find out what current house decorating trends are, look through magazines like Better Homes and Gardens. Look particularly at what colors they use. Of course you want to stick to soft neutral colors in general but also look at the accent colors. Fancy cushions give the appearance of luxury. You can buy large pillows for your sofa in the latest colors. Put a slip cover on your old sofa if it is out of style.
Statistics from the National Association of Realtors show that the optimal amount to spend on ‘dressing’ your house is between 1 and 3% of the home’s value, and it brings in an average Return On Investment of between 8 and 10% in increased selling price. So if your house is worth 0,000, then investing between ,000 and ,000 will return an average of ,000 to ,000 in increased selling price.
Blue granite has a cool, calming effect, and also works well with reds. Blue granites, like green, are often used in master bathrooms. It ranges in color from lavender blue to sapphire blue. The lighter shades such as ice blue or lavender look great with wood grains, yellows and beige tones.