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Kitchen Remodeling Idea: Budget-Friendly Countertops

Laminate Countertops Are Worth A Look

According to HGTV.com, "the cost of a granite countertop will, of course, depend on the size of your surface areas. However, the average granite countertop will cost approximately $50 to $100 per square foot."

In contrast, according to thisoldhouse.com high-pressure laminate is "relatively inexpensive." If luxury countertops are on your wish list, but managing costs is a consideration – high pressure laminate countertops are worth a look. Choosing laminate for your countertops can result in substantial savings – sometimes thousands of dollars – making it a very realistic (and stylish) choice for many homeowners.

Laminate countertops in an award-winning kitchen remodel

Laminate countertops, along with vinyl flooring and ceramic tile, were used in this award-winning kitchen remodeling project in Mendota Heights. This project is a terrific example of realistic remodeling. The budget was modest, but the result is very functional and stylish!

wilsonart and formica laminate countertops

Both Formica and Wilsonart offer new lines of countertops that use advanced HD digital technology to "close the gap between faux and real". Choices in colors, patterns and textures are expanding rapidly. Today, many of the high pressure laminates offer the look of marble, granite, stone, and wood – but at a much lower price point.

formica 180fx wood look countertop

Formica soapstone 180fx

The modern, sophisticated patterns of Formica 180fx® focus on a neutral palette and replicate the veining and swaths of color that characterize real stone, marble, and timber. The ugly seam at the edge has been eliminated.

wilsonart hd laminate

Wilsonart HD® High Definition Laminate is available in 50 easy-to-clean colors and patterns with no-seam edges.

According to Consumerreports.org laminate has many advantages including price (about $10 to $40 per square foot installed) and durability. Their countertop buying guide offers helpful pros and cons of different countertop materials. If you're looking for budget-friendly countertop options – laminate is definitely worth a look.

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We take a unique educational approach to helping our clients through the complex remodeling process. Our salaried designers share real budget information to help you make informed decisions about your renovation project. There is never any pressure, only professional advice.

To get started, either fill out this form, call us at 952-898-5300, or email us at info@newspaces.com.

Jennifer McClellan, Homeowner Advisor, has been helping families through New Spaces’ educational process for over five years. She loves being able to show people how our team can help them achieve their remodeling dream.


Meg Jaeger recently joined the New Spaces team, bringing her experience and passion for housing that has helped nearly a thousand families in the area build and remodel. She was owner of Mega Homes and is the President of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities


We look forward to working with you to create the house of your dreams!

Our Trusted Expert Consultation

Personalized Advice Just For You

We take a unique educational approach to helping our clients through the complex remodeling process. Our salaried designers share real budget information to help you make informed decisions about your renovation project. There is never any pressure, only professional advice.

To get started, either fill out this form, call us at 952-898-5300, or email us at info@newspaces.com.

Jennifer McClellan, Homeowner Advisor, has been helping families through New Spaces’ educational process for over five years. She loves being able to show people how our team can help them achieve their remodeling dream.


Meg Jaeger recently joined the New Spaces team, bringing her experience and passion for housing that has helped nearly a thousand families in the area build and remodel. She was owner of Mega Homes and is the President of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities


We look forward to working with you to create the house of your dreams!

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