Friday, January 18, 2013

Cheap VS. Steep, Kitchen Countertops

Whether your remodeling budget is $1,000 or $100,000, there's a kitchen countertop that fits your price range. Browse these photos for ideas...

Cheap: Laminate Countertops
Laminate countertops are an inexpensive, low-maintenance alternative to pricey stone and solid-surface countertops, and they are available in many styles that mimic expensive surfaces such as granite or marble. Laminate countertops are not resistant to heat and can scratch.

Cheap: Tile Countertops
Save money without sacrificing style with tile countertops. Available in many styles, patterns and colors, tile is a low-cost alternative to expensive countertop surfaces such as natural stone.

Mid-Range: Engineered Stone Countertops
Resilient and aesthetically pleasing, quartz composite countertops offer the natural look of stone with enhanced durability. Unlike natural stone, engineered stone products often come with a warranty. 

Mid-Range: Solid-Surface Countertops
Solid-surface countertops are available in many styles and colors to complement any kitchen design. While solid-surface countertops are not resistant to heat and can scratch, these imperfections can be sanded out. 

Steep: Granite Countertops
For homeowners willing to spend extra money, granite offers elegance and durability, and it's currently one of the most-popular options in kitchen countertops. 
***Granite isn't too pricey in the state of UT

Steep: Marble Countertops
One of the priciest options in kitchen countertops, luxurious marble provides an elegant workspace for preparing meals. Marble countertops can stain and scratch if not sealed properly.
***These counters can always stain if it is with something acidic such as wine