Laminate for your countertops. A very good article about what to expect when purchasing new countertops, how to maintain them, and some approximate costs.
Product Pricing Comparison – information based on 20 linear feet of countertop
based on standard 25 inch deep kitchen countertop (for DIY installation)
Stock Postform countertops – matte finish, waterfall edge, 4 inch integrated splash
Stock Postform premium color – waterfall edge
Special Order Postform countertop – including waterfall, euro edges, and ogee
Self Edge Laminate (custom square edge, required for unique applications)
Bevel Edge Laminate
Acrylic Solid Surface
Corian by Dupont, Staron by Samsung, HiMac by LG, Gibraltar by Wilsonart, Hanex, Avonite, etc.
$1800-$3500 (includes installation)
Engineered Stone (Quartz Stone)
$2800-$5000 (includes installation)
$2700-$5000 (high end granite prices can be higher) (includes installation)
Skimstone – $200 – $300
Paint on surfaces
Rustoleum – $250 (per 20 linear feet. Additional footage may require additional $250 per kit)
Other products: Concrete, Paperstone, Richlite, Recycled Glass, Polyester Solid surface, Polyester/Acrylic solid surface, Cork, Stainless Steel, Butcher Block, Wood, Tile, Cultured Marble (vanities), soapstone, glass, limestone, Aurastone Granicrete
Sink Options: Laminate undermount sinks – Karran and Wilsonart
Undermount stainless steel or cast iron – solid surface, granite, etc.
Solid Surface Sinks
Drop-in sinks – stainless steel, cast iron, thermocast, granite composite sinks (can be used in almost all applications)