Will marble kitchen counters hurt me at resale?
In our market (coastal Maine, fairly high-end) granite is king. A local realtor I asked said that most builders of new homes in our direct market are installing granite.
But we're renovating our kitchen and I don't love granite, nor can I find a slab that looks great with my cabinets. I will be here at least 2-3 years, and possibly longer, so I don't want to put in something I hate. I love marble, though!!!
Will marble be a problem if we need to sell in a couple years? It won't be pristine anymore, it scratches and etches and stains.... which I like, personally. But will that put people off? Will buyers be scared of the upkeep?
Marble is in just about every high-end kitchen in shelter magazines these days.
But should I stick with granite to be safe?
What would you do?