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5 of the Most Affordable Countertop Materials

by Michael Johnson 05/18/2022

If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you might need to choose new countertops. There are many choices, all with distinct advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, many of the popular options are expensive, which can make it difficult for homeowners on a strict budget. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable materials for countertops. Here are some of the best options:

Paint

The most affordable and simplest way to change your countertops is by painting them. No matter what your current counters are made of, there is a type of paint available to do the job. This is an effort-intensive option involving multiple steps, but the savings is significant compared to other materials. Try painting your countertops to give them a fresh look without replacing them.

Laminate

Laminate counters continue to rise in popularity and quality. With more advanced printing technologies, you can even mimic the appearance of stone or wood with laminate. While older laminate options were prone to scratches, newer versions are more impervious to damage. There are also several affordable sealant options to add further protection.

Concrete

Concrete is a perfect option for those who want the same cool and earthy feel of natural stone without breaking the bank. Concrete is a fraction of the cost of stone and much easier to install, which also helps keep the price low. You can even install concrete countertops on your own if you have DIY savvy. Also, the wide variety of stains and finishes for concrete means you have far more options than simple gray.

Tile

You can use tile for more than just your kitchen backsplash. For countertops, tile offers the same durability of natural stone for a much lower price point. Tile also gives you the chance to use colors and patterns for your countertops. Whether you want natural tones or bold, glossy colors, there are affordable tile options for every kitchen.

Wood

Wood or butcher block counters are affordable options for countertops with a warmer, rustic feel. There are many types of wood counters available, including bamboo and maple. You can add stains to customize the color or simply enjoy the natural grain of the wood you choose. While affordable and simple to install, wood countertops require regular upkeep. To make sure they look and work their best, you’ll need to oil them every few years.

These are just a few options to keep in mind when picking a material for countertops. All have their own advantages and drawbacks but offer significant savings compared to other popular materials like marble, quartzite or granite.

About the Author
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Michael Johnson

For over 25 years, Mike Johnson, has help Buyers and Sellers in Greater New Haven, and across the state turn their dreams into reality. TAJ REAL ESTATE, LLC is a full service firm specializing in Short Sale, First Time Home Buyers, Sale and marketing of existing Home and Condos, Rentals, FHA 203K Sale and Renovation of Distress Properties, and Investor Purchase.

Mike Johnson is a graduate of Fairfield University, and a resident of Connecticut for over 38 years. He served on the Board of Directors for Hill Health Corporation from 1976 to 1984, has served on the Professional Standard Committee of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors for over 8 years, served as Board of Directors for that organization from 2009-2012, and on the Farmington Canal Committee for over 10 years.

Mike possesses a high degree of knowledge, experience and integrity, and strives for excellence, as such creating a reputation second to none. Whether your Home is under water (owing more than the mortgage balance), or behind on your mortgage and facing foreclosure, your solution is only a phone call away. Pick up the phone and put your troubles in the hands of a experienced Realtor.

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