I have a fabulous, spacious townhome that I'm in process of updating when I'm not buying bags...it was built in 1980 which means it's very spacious but also stuck in a time warp in a few areas . I've already done a lot to update with paint, window treatments, plus I added a 450 sq ft deck off the back which is like adding another whole room! I know the most valuable areas to update are kitchens and bathrooms. In addition to the deck I've got brand new appliances (convection oven, microwave, fridge, w/d, new windows, etc) but am wondering what's up and coming as far as countertops. Obviously, granite is the way to go right now in countertops. Anyone in real estate/home decor know what's coming down the pipe or if granite is still a good investment?? TIA!