Remodeling your kitchen is one of the best ways to add value to your home. While granite has been quite popular as a luxury countertop since the seventies, quartz countertops have been growing more and more common. Both offer benefits to lower-end countertops, like being scratch-resistant, but quartz in particular gives a good bang for your buck. Quartz is very durable, highly customizable in terms of finish or style, heat resistant, non-porous, low maintenance, stain, and chip resistant, and highly affordable. As of right now, granite is still among the highest end of value add for remodels, but quartz is becoming more and more popular. In short, any solid stone countertop will add great value to your home.