Cultivated options cost less than regular marble, but they cost more than other materials, including laminate. It can cost between $40 and $140 per square foot, depending on the thickness of the finished product. It`s much cheaper than the original, but it`s a nice alternative. Quartz is cheaper than marble and its price ranges from $40 to $100 per square foot, while the price of marble can range from $50 to $150 per square foot. As a natural stone, it is one of the most expensive options. It`s also one of the most durable options, especially if you`re properly sealing and maintaining your granite countertops. You can pay as little as $40 per square foot for installation, but you can also pay more than $200 per square foot, depending on the type of granite you choose. If you`re looking for a cheaper countertop that offers a good level of durability and plenty of design options, Formica might be for you. However, if you`re willing to spend a lot more on a great countertop that lasts a lifetime, quartz might be a better option. “My budget wasn`t limited and I really wanted formica in the kitchen of my beach house, but the problem is that I didn`t like the colors and patterns available.” Although granite is more expensive than Corian, the price difference is not as great. Corian costs $40-150 per square foot, while the price of plattengranit starts at $40 and can reach up to $200. There is also a facility to consider, and costs often vary from region to region.
Quartz is usually cheaper. But with the exception of the cheapest granite, quartz is usually cheaper – $70 to $100 per square foot installed compared to Granite`s price range of $60 to $270 per square foot installed. In terms of resale, yes, granite is a plus. But it is easier and cheaper to replace meters than to replace cabinets. And generally, if you need to replace the cabinets, you will also need a new countertop. So if I wanted to buy a house, I would give more priority to a good set of cabinets than to countertops. If I liked the house, the kitchen, but not the countertops, it wouldn`t stop me from buying the house. A price adjustment may be appropriate in this case.
I think when you look at resale, I agree with the messages that say you need to look at what homes in your area have and the price. When I wanted to buy a house, I first look at the location, how the house was maintained, the general layout of the house and cleanliness as the most important. If you`re making new cabinets and countertops, get the stone if you like it and can afford it. But I would never get a cheap cabinet so I could put the savings in a stone countertop. If the budget doesn`t allow for both, then I`d get the quality cabinets and laminate and upgrade the countertops if you can afford it. I don`t want to criticize Formica, which is similar to FX options, but they`re not really “budget” options either. Are formica and laminate the same thing? A laminate is a material produced by the union of two or more layers of material. Laminates can mean a whole range of products, Formica, plastic, wood, metal, etc. and are used to talk about it. Formica is a heat-resistant and wiping plastic laminate made of paper or fabric with melamine resin.
Lydia1959 I love this marble-looking laminate. Certainly easier to maintain than real marble. I think with countertops and just about every kitchen material, there are a lot of things to consider when choosing – how much can you spend; style of your home/kitchen; you do a lot of cooking/cooking; What you are willing to do to preserve your decisions. What doesn`t worry me is what people will say or think about my decisions, after all, these are MY decisions. After reviewing hundreds of kitchens on GW and Houzz, I came to the conclusion that almost any material choice can look great if they`re well thought out, well-made, and conform to the overall style of the home. I really like Lydia`s cooking because she has a nice cottage feel that I think she was aiming for. And for me, all their decisions are easy to maintain. Formica is easy to clean, resistant like nails and does not require any sealing or special care.
Painted cabinets can be easily repaired when notched, and the vinyl floor is super easy to clean and doesn`t scratch like real wood. (I love those buttons too) Get what you love and what works for you, and don`t apologize for it. As for a resale, you can install the most expensive counter and someone will come in, will not like it and therefore bid low. After going there, it`s done. I meant I would also look into the Ikea butcher block. You can have it delivered, but it can be prohibitive to do. More expensive than Ikea, but more beautiful woods available and can be a wash if you take into account the strange way Ikea calculates shipping costs. If you`re hesitant about doing DIY, do you have an independent contractor who could build/install the countertops for you as described by Dee? Or who could install craft art or Ikea countertops? I don`t know if it`s cheaper, but it might be worth a look.
Another idea. Would it be useful to tile countertops with large, inexpensive tiles on a wooden floor at this time? I visited a house that did this with granite tiles on the island (a large simple rectangular island) lined with wood. Honestly, it was beautiful. Later, when you feel financially better able, you make the opposite pole of your dreams. Fact: Adding granite countertops can help a home sell faster, but it won`t necessarily change its value. On average, granite contributes only 25% of its cost to the total value of the house. Current capabilities have allowed Formica Corporation to produce quartz, stone, granite and wood-inspired laminate, which can be found in the 180fx® by Formica Group series of laminates. .