Do you have countertops that have more scratches than flat working surface? Are you looking for a budget-friendly update for your kitchen that won’t break the bank? The good news: there are many, many, many different countertop options. The bad news: not all countertops are budget-friendly. Your first step is to narrow down your countertop options to the select few that fit within your home improvement budget and give your kitchen the updated look you want:
These countertops are durable with a capital D. They come in a variety of colors and can look just like solid surface or stone countertops. Laminate countertops deliver the best bang for your buck, giving you modern-looking, durable surfaces resistant to damage.
Solid surface countertops are not as expensive as granite, but worth the value. Because they are manufactured, you won’t have to worry about maintenance. Compared to laminate, it may seem that you have to pay a premium for these countertops but solid surface countertops are durable, maintenance-free, and stunning.
Today’s wood countertops are not your mother’s faux butcher block. Wood counters come in rich colors and can be used as an eye-catching focal point. These countertops do require regular oiling so they don’t dry out, but are an excellent value for any budget-conscious home owner.
If you want to update your kitchen beyond the countertops, investigate these other budget-friendly updates. Then, contact a contractor to get a quote for your kitchen remodeling project. Ask him for a timeline, and include a contingency fund as part of your budget. Even with small remodeling projects, unexpected expenses may come up during your project. Plan accordingly, and enjoy the rewards. Once you have new countertops, you can enjoy cooking in your updated kitchen on a surface that isn’t full of scratches.