Cheap Kitchen Countertops

Is it possible to add character and interest to the kitchen without breaking the bank? When you discover the world of eco-friendly or stone-look surfaces, the answer is "absolutely."
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Upgrading your kitchen, but on a tight budget? Cost-conscious consumers don't have to sacrifice style when they shop smart and search for attractive but durable alternatives.

Budget Kitchen Countertops That Look Like a Million Bucks

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If You Like Engineered Quartz, Try Formica Silver Quartzite

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If You Like Glass, Try 3form Chroma Countertops

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If You Like Soapstone, Try Formica Soapstone Sequoia

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If You Like Reclaimed Wood, Try Butcher Block Countertops

If You Like Travertine, Try Formica Solid Surface in Travertine Gold

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If You Like Marble, Try Formica Striato Solid Surface Countertop

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If You Like Granite, Try Granite Tiles

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If You Like Stainless Steel, Try Formica Endless Graytone Laminate Countertops

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If You Like Stained Concrete, Try Giani Stone Paint for Countertops

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If You Like Lava Stone, Try Paperstone Cabernet Countertops

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While laminate surfaces, hailed for their seamless, uniform look, are considered one of the cheapest countertops available, it's also possible to employ stone in your project, but in smaller quantities—think granite or marble tiles in lieu of slabs (though ceramic and porcelain tiles also do the trick for a fraction of the price).

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that expensive countertops make a kitchen look more interesting. There are plenty of other cheap kitchen countertop options.

Consider solid surfaces like Corian, engineered stone surfaces like quartz, natural materials like butcher block, or wood grain counters. These materials can cleverly add character and interest to the kitchen without breaking the bank.

Eco-friendly materials, like bamboo, glass and concrete, have also increased in popularity as countertop options in recent years thanks to a low price tag (especially in comparison to stone slabs) and a one-of-a-kind feel.

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Cheap Kitchen Countertops

When budget is the first matter of consideration, it's important to consider price, from cheap kitchen countertops to the most expensive options.

Eco-Friendly Countertops

Consider these environmentally friendly countertops when designing your new kitchen surface area.

Eco Countertops

Sustainable surfaces can also be attractive, high-quality and easy on the budget.

Express Yourself with Concrete Countertops

For the homeowner in quest of an artistic, one-of-a-kind countertop that transcends the commonplace, concrete may be worth the price.

Inexpensive Kitchen Countertops

Select the surface that's right for your budget—without sacrificing style—by exploring easy-to-maintain and inexpensive kitchen countertop options.

Tile Kitchen Countertops

Get creative with the kitchen countertop (or a limited budget) by using natural stone or ceramic tiles to achieve a surface that’s both high-quality and long-lasting.

Affordable Kitchen Countertops

Style and affordability don't have to be mutually exclusive when you get creative countertop materials that mimic the look and feel of luxurious surfaces—for a fraction of the cost.

Tiled Kitchen Countertops

Update your kitchen countertops for less: at as little as $10 per square foot installed, tiled kitchen countertops are a great solution for style-savvy, cost-conscious consumers.

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