“Quality appliances and quality surfaces are highly desirable things.”
Bunn says that modern home buyers are more educated about building products, and while there is an admiration for natural stone, people are more aware of their disadvantages and the upkeep needed to keep them pristine.
“I think the great thing about products like Caesarstone is that they offer an almost indistinguishable product that has much greater durability and serviceability than something like a Carrera marble” he adds.
“As much as people love the idea of a natural stone, they are terrified of the maintenance that goes with living with it. If you damage a natural stone product you are up for a significant amount of money.”
“There is an air of quality that goes with engineered stone products, making them more suited to family life. They stand up to the rough and tumble of kids and things.”
While most people renovating kitchens might do so thinking they will stay in a property over a long period of time, Bunn says it’s always important to be aware of the need to add value to the property with any work that you do on your house.
“If you are renovating for the capital gain, a kitchen is usually where people see the most value to the property” he says.