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Any opinions on laminate or concrete countertops?
June 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am trying to renovate a kitchen on a very tight budget, so while I would love to have granite or quartz or something else that's equally gorgeous for my countertops, my budget says I can't. Champagne tastes on a PBR budget :) The countertop will be about 45 sq ft and will have a peninsula that extends out so there will be a countertop height bar on the otherside. Standard laminate countertops are out because they don't offer that flexibility for an island/peninsula, but I've been looking at the Formica 180fx line which comes in wide sheets, and it's actually pretty impressive looking. I've also been looking into concrete countertops. There's a ton of information out there about both but I wanted to see if any of you had experience with either. What are the pros/cons? What was the cost (if you don't mind sharing)? Did you DIY, have a contractor or bring in a specialist? Any other cost-effective options you think I may be overlooking?