13 Ways to Transform Your Countertops Without Replacing Them
- Before you replace your dingy countertops
- Lay marble tiles on top of your counter.
- Get a marble-style look by layering concrete.
- Paint them to look like granite.
- Give them the brown paper bag treatment.
- Replace countertops with smooth concrete.
- Or coat them with a rough concrete cover.
- Change the color with tinted cement.
What is the cheapest kitchen countertop?
The cheapest kitchen countertop alternatives to granite are quartz, granite tile or a recycled solid surface. Granite remains the most popular kitchen counter material in use today.
How do you resurface laminate countertops?
Materials Needed for Resurfacing Laminate Countertops
- countertop coating (about $30 on Amazon)*
- paint roller.
- paint brush (one that won’t leave brush marks – like foam)
- sandpaper or sanding sponge.
- old cloth and mild kitchen cleaner.
- respirator mask.
- painter’s tape (and painter’s plastic, if needed)
- old sheet or drop cloth.
How much does it cost to replace kitchen counters?
On average, expect countertops to range in price from $40 to $100 per square foot installed, according to a 2013 report by Consumer Reports. Granite countertops range from $50 to $250 per square foot, while tile counters can start at as little as $10; butcher block at $30, and solid surfaces at $35.
Can you replace backsplash without replacing countertops?
While this is an ideal time to replace your backsplash, you may decide to keep your backsplash if it matches your new countertops. You can often save money on a new countertop installation by removing the old countertop yourself. Fortunately, you can remove your current countertops without using a reciprocating saw.
Can you replace the laminate on a countertop?
When the countertop is dry and free of old glue, you’re ready for new laminate. If needed, you can cut the laminate on a table saw to fit custom areas. Cut strips for the fascia — that’s the strip on the front — and the backsplash — that’s the piece on the back where the countertop meets the wall.
What is the best countertop for your money?
Bang-For-Your-Buck Kitchen Countertop Materials
- Quartz. Quartz has become popular with thanks to its durability and low maintenance.
- Solid Surfacing.
- Recycled Glass.
- Wooden Butcher Block.
How much does Home Depot charge for countertop installation?
Cost range: $8 to $13 per sq. ft. To install a new countertop, homeowners can pay their installers to remove and haul away their existing countertop.
What is a cheaper alternative to granite countertops?
Fortunately, there are plenty of other choices that offer beauty, durability, and a great return on your investment. Check out these nine popular granite alternative countertops to find the one that fits your style and budget.
- Stainless Steel.
- Sintered Stone.
Can you paint over a laminate countertop?
To paint Formica countertops, you’ll need to use a strong durable paint like laminate paint, interior acrylic paint, or a two-part epoxy paint that’s water based. Once you have your paint, apply 2 coats of a primer, which will help the paint adhere to the countertops. Let the primer dry after each coat.
How much does it cost to resurface a countertop?
Employing a professional contractor to refinish your countertops costs anything from $35 to $85 per hour. The cost of materials depends on the finish you choose: Laminate: $1.67 to $4.17 per square foot.
What kind of paint do you use on laminate countertops?
Oil-Based Enamels. The most popular choice for painting Formica is oil-based enamel paints. While these paints may require two coats and take slightly longer to dry than other types, they are affordably priced and offer a large color selection.
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