4. Granite countertops
> Percentage of home buyers willing to pay more: 55%
Amount willing to pay extra: $1,620
Among homeowners between the ages of 35 and 54, 24% viewed granite countertops as “very important,” compared to 18% of people under 35 and
18% of people over 55. Although just one in every five prospective home buyers said granite countertops were very important, 55% of those who
bought a home without such a countertop said they would pay extra for it. Granite countertops are more
of a style issue than anything else. “There has been more emphasis on the beautiful kitchen these days, and granite countertops are a part of that.