9. Yes: Granite Countertops
Granite countertops can be a beautiful addition to your kitchen. CounterTop Guides lists the timeless beauty, strength, and resistance to wear and tear as reasons many consumers love using this natural stone in their kitchens. Granite countertops come in a variety of colors, including shades of beige, black, white, cream, red, blue, green, and gray. Furthermore, granite countertops are resistant to heat and can safely be used in kitchens where hot stoves, sizzling pans, and bubbling pots are used.
8. No: Granite Countertops
You read that right. Yes, 17.8% of the surveyed homeowners who don’t own granite countertops wish they did. However, 7.8% of homeowners who do have these countertops wish they had chosen something else. Granite countertops are beautiful and sturdy, but they are not without their problems. First of all, these countertops can be very expensive. Secondly, Granite Gold points out that it is necessary to seal these countertops twice each year. If your countertops are not properly sealed, they are susceptible to leaks and stains.
7. Yes: Kitchen Island
Some homeowners, around 17%, without a kitchen island, wished they had one. Kitchen islands provide for my counter space when chopping veggies, mixing dough, or rolling out cookies. They also can provide extra cabinet space for storing pots, pans, and kitchen utensils. Add a few stools, and your kitchen island can double as an extra eating area. This can be a great spot for kids to sit and chat with Mom after school while enjoying a snack or watching her make dinner.