This question is not as easy to answer as it is to ask. All for the simple reason that it depends on what your situation and kitchen are specifically. That said, however, a new countertop is always a good option to increase the value of any kitchen. When thinking through a quality kitchen remodel the two most popular options are quartz and granite. Granite grew to great popularity in not just luxury homes, but more affordable middle-class homes as well, in recent decades.
The reasons for this are simple: granite is beautiful, long-lasting, and hard to damage — you can cut and place hot things right on it! That said, there are some potential factors that may lead you away from granite. For one thing, granite doesn’t come in all colors and styles. Nor does granite easily come in certain sizes or dimensions, which can lead to more seams along the countertop surface.
The last consideration is that granite requires more maintenance than some alternative stone countertops — granite usually requires resealing every year. As you consider these factors, there’s a great alternative that may be the best fit for your kitchen: quartz. A good quality quartz countertop will increase the value of your home and have many live-in benefits. Quartz is resistant to scratching, chips, heat (though less so than granite), and stains. Because quartz is a man-made countertop, it comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles.
That way you can be sure to get the look and feel you wanted in your new kitchen. Quartz is also very low maintenance, not requiring annual resealing. Whatever your dream kitchen may be, you can’t go wrong with either a lovely granite or quartz countertop.