When remodeling a kitchen most homeowners will choose to install new countertops. Next to new appliances, countertops will likely be the most costly addition depending upon the brand and material you choose. Of course granite countertops are the most popular right now and most requested by home buyers, primarily due to the durability and elegant feel they bring to the kitchen. However, there are many other materials to choose from that offer both beauty and functionality such as wood, soapstone and copper. Although most homeowners that are completing a full kitchen remodel, or in the case of a new home construction, are less likely to immediately opt for laminate countertops, modern laminates can be quite impressive and are certainly a good option if you don’t have a huge budget. Countertop replacement, unless you have experience, should always be completed by an experienced contractor.
On this page of RenoCompare.com, review pictures of countertops that have been installed or replaced by other homeowners and contractors. Get ideas for your own project, or share a completed project of your own.