Inexpensive Countertops?

Old 01-31-14, 08:09 AM
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Inexpensive Countertops?

Ok, so just to explain my current situation:

I've been remodeling my new home for the past few months and and down to just needing countertops for my kitchen. Unfortunately due to my limited budget, I can't afford getting granite countertops at this time, so I am looking for real inexpensive alternative that will suffice for the next 6-12 months as I pay off the expenses accumulated from my entire project. Afterwards, I'll invest in the real deal.

I've seen some real nice looking plywood countertops online, but I wanted some advice from others to steer me in a good direction. Again, looking to spend the least amount of $ as possible, but still hold up and look decent.

I'll attach a picture of my kitchen as it stands now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 01-31-14, 08:34 AM
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Go to Home Depot and check out a fairly new preformed top there selling.
It's Formica but it's not the old style plan looking rolled edges.
It's a roman ogee edge. They look just like a granite top.
Only small issue I had when installing them was I had to add 1 X 4's to the tops of the cabinets.
A little glue and a few finish nails will hold it in place.
Old 01-31-14, 10:54 AM
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If I was dead set on granite, I might just screw down some plywood, save my pennies and then get the granite. The less expensive formica tops like Joe mentioned look decent but IMO it would be a waste to throw them out after 6 months.

btw - welcome to the forums!

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