Home Design Trends for 2014: Goodbye to Granite

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During the housing boom, high-end kitchen remodels complete with granite countertops and custom cabinets were sure to boost the home’s value. Homeowners could count on recovering up to 80% of the cost of the update when the home was sold. However, with so many quality options available, including Refinish First’s lower-cost refinishing services, full remodels just aren’t recouping homeowners back their costs. Realtors are sensing a downshift in the market, which means that the cost you’ll spend on those expensive granite countertops may not be recouped. In 2014, design experts say that durable, light-colored materials that are kid-friendly will take the center stage in kitchens. The truth is that granite is expensive and unpredictable.

Marc Thee, a designer with prestigious Florida-based interior design firm Marc-Michaels Interior Design, recounted a situation where the first slabs of granite were what his client wanted, but the next one had an undesirable pink…

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