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.

Inexpensive-Kitchen-Countertops_s4x3

Photo By: Scott Dorrance

Scott Dorrance

Searching for a stylish but affordable material for your kitchen countertop? Don't snub your nose at inexpensive kitchen countertop surfaces like laminate.

Kitchen Countertops: Colors and Materials

See All Photos

Photo By: Picasa

From

Jane Ellison

Photo By: Stuart Lirette View original photo.

Photo By: 2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY ©2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY View original photo.

From

Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Photo By: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. View original photo.

From

Celebrity Communities

Photo By: Courtesy of Denver Parade of Homes; Photo by Jeffrey Aron Photography © Denver Parade of Homes View original photo.

From

Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe View original photo.

From

Elizabeth Tranberg

Photo By: Photo Credit: HDR Homes © Denver Parade of Homes

And

John Colaneri

From

Montreux Custom Homes

Photo By: Montreux Custom Homes ©Montreux Custom Homes View original photo.

And

John Colaneri

Photo By: Andrew Bruah

From

Montreux Custom Homes

Photo By: 2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY ©2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY View original photo.

From

Bo Li

Consider that between the brands Formica and Wilsonart, more than 325 colors and patterns are available. This makes it nearly impossible to not find the style that works for you.

And if that's not great news, consider the price: at $12 to $40 per square foot installed, you'll save a small fortune in comparison to more expensive stone surfaces like granite and marble.

Videos

See All Videos

Videos In This Playlist

1 - 3  of 10 videos

Beyond laminate, other inexpensive, easy-to-maintain surfaces include solid wood and butcher block countertops as well as ceramic tile countertops. In addition, solid-surface countertops like Corian shouldn't be overlooked. Corian, in fact, once enjoyed the status granite does today and was known for its seamless installation and the ability to easily integrate sinks and backsplashes.

Unexpected materials like concrete or glass are more recently trending countertop materials, as they not only make a statement but also offer plenty of personalization options, from stains and dyes (concrete) to LED illumination (glass).

Next Up

Cannot locate schedule.

Catch Up With Our Blogs

We're serving up the latest news, gorgeous style, crafty DIY projects, clever entertaining tips and more. Consider these your design digests.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.