Here’s why quartz has become a popular choice for kitchen remodels this year
Quartz countertop popularity
For many years, quartz was considered a distant second option behind granite. In fact, many people didn’t even know about quartz. Fast-forward to today, and quartz countertops are experiencing a golden age, as more and more homeowners fall in love with both the beauty and durability these countertops have to offer.
In this article, we’ll discuss why quartz has become so popular and why so many homeowners are going with quartz countertops as part of their kitchen remodel.
Quartz combines both form and function
Over the past two years, many families have been spending a lot more time at home. As a notable piece of positive news, COVID-related restrictions and closures led many to rediscover their love for cooking and baking—especially with family. That meant spending a lot more time in the kitchen. It’s no surprise that many took this lifestyle change as inspiration to finally remodel their kitchen into something both beautiful and usable.
When it comes to form and function, quartz countertops check both boxes. It goes without saying that quartz is incredibly beautiful. Just look at any kitchen with quartz, and your eyes will be drawn to the stone first. That’s the main selling point of stone countertops. They just look great.
Quartz is available in far more colors and styles than granite or marble, which means there’s a quartz countertop out there that’s perfect for your kitchen remodel. Like the look of natural stone with rock veining? The Symphony might be right for you. Looking for a clean, uniform-looking countertop? You might want to go with something like the Snow Storm, instead.
At the end of the day, it’s not enough for a countertop to look great. It has to be usable. That means you, as a homeowner, feel comfortable prepping food on it without worrying about accidentally damaging it. It means it can take just about everything that life, metaphorically—and your kids, literally!—can throw at it. Quartz is up to the challenge.
We could all afford to get a little time back in our day. That’s always been true, but it’s felt especially true this year. It’s part of the reason why homeowners are going for low-maintenance upgrades to their home over those that require a significant time investment.
On this front, quartz certainly fits the bill. It’s a low-maintenance countertop that doesn’t require periodic resealing (like granite). In fact, to clean it, homeowners just have to wipe it down with some soap and water. It resists stains, is incredibly hard to damage, and will look great for many years to come. It’s not a countertop that you, as a homeowner, have to think about very much.
This benefit also extends to rentals. The past 24 months have been strange and unpredictable for the rental market. Many property owners are looking for certainty, and that means going with something reliable.
Quartz countertops appeal to a wide range of prospective renters while being durable enough to stand up to wear-and-tear. If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your rental property, you may want to start in the kitchen with quartz countertops.
Boost your home’s value
Nationwide, the housing market is incredibly hot. For those thinking about selling their home, now’s the time to invest in a remodel and maximize its value ahead of listing. New quartz countertops are perfect for this. As part of a kitchen remodel, quartz can add significant value to your home. Many homebuyers are looking for move-in ready properties, so it’s a good idea to complete your kitchen renovations ahead of showing your property to prospective buyers.
The return-on-investment (ROI) from your kitchen remodel ultimately comes down to the scope of the project. Completing tearing out walls and installing skylights is going to be a lot more costly than just installing new cabinets and countertops. If you’re just looking to add value to your home, try to keep your costs down by limiting the scope of your project. If you do so, you can expect to see anywhere from a 60-80% ROI on your initial investment.
Keep in mind that a remodeled kitchen with new quartz countertops doesn’t just raise your list price. It helps attract interest from serious buyers. Ask any realtor, and they’ll tell you: the more interested buyers you have, the better. In this housing market, it’s not unheard of for bidding wars between buyers to lead to offers $20,000 – $50,000 over asking price. If your new kitchen helps spark that kind of interest, the project has already paid for itself.
Changing quartz countertop trends
So, why go with quartz over granite or another type of kitchen countertop? Quartz is in that rare position of being both trendy and classic. This style of stone countertop is very much in style at the moment, but also has a lasting, timeless appeal to it, and isn’t likely to become outdated anytime soon.
Unlike the countertops of yesteryear, quartz isn’t gimmicky. It fits in with a wide variety of decor and design options. Take quartz countertops and put them in just about any kitchen, and that kitchen will likely look better as a result.
If quartz is in style, which varieties of quartz are most in style right now? White quartz countertops are arguably the most popular at the moment. It’s not hard to see why: they pair well with a wide variety of cabinets and have a beautiful simplicity to them. Grey quartz is also popular, for many of the same reasons.
White, grey, and black might seem like a drab collection of colors, but, as it turns out, they have the right combination of timeless classiness and immense present-day popularity.
Find the right quartz for your kitchen
Convinced that quartz is right for your kitchen? It’s time to find the right quartz for your remodeling project. At Superior Stone & Cabinet—located here in Phoenix—we have more than one hundred quartz colors and styles to choose from. We pair our incredible selection with wholesale, direct importer pricing and a no-pressure purchase and installation process.
To kick off your remodel this year, visit us at our conveniently located showroom.