3 Ways to Upgrade Your Countertops for Cheap

June 08, 2022 2 min read

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Countertops for Cheap

Tired of looking at the same countertops day in and day out? It’s something that happens to everyone eventually and is one of the biggest drivers for finally contacting some countertop professionals to help renovate the space. But the gorgeous kitchen in your head often doesn’t align with your budget.

This creates a bit of an issue when it comes to upgrading your countertops. But there are ways around this. For example, if you really want to remodel your countertops but won’t want to spend a fortune doing it, then just follow these helpful tips for achieving cheap countertop upgrades. And with all of this time stuck at home during the pandemic, this is the perfect time to get these projects done.

Get a Countertop With a Faux-Concrete Finish

Who doesn’t love the look of a brand new sleek concrete countertop? It’s something that can pair perfectly with your Wedi shower system if you’re lucky enough to have one. The unfortunate part is that a brand new concrete countertop is something that can cost two or even three times as much as a new laminate countertop. Therefore, this pushes it out of the budget of many homeowners. 

But you can get around this by choosing to get a countertop with a faux-concrete finished instead. This allows you to get the more reasonably priced material while still achieving the stunning visual appeal of concrete by applying a concrete coating onto laminate or other countertops.

Use a Restoration Kit

Sometimes, the only thing that you need to help give your countertops a brand new look is simply restore them. Getting this done professionally is usually the preferred method since it ensures that it will be done properly and takes all of the pressure off of you. 

However, if you want to save even more money, then you can go out and purchase a DIY countertop restoration kit. But be warned that using these kits can sometimes be a lot of work and might not be enough to transform the kitchen or bathroom as much as you had hoped it would.

Install a Reclaimed Wood Butcher Block Island

Rather than going with a sleek brand new marble or quartz countertop to replace the old dull countertops, you can instead go with a butcher block countertop. But not just any butcher block, a rustic reclaimed wood one, which makes it a bit more budget-friendly. 

Plus, the next time that you want to renovate your kitchen, you will find that restoring a reclaimed wood countertop is a lot easier than trying to restore a marble or granite countertop. This style works even better when used as an island since it is able to pair well with most other countertop types and will really help accentuate the whole space.

By following these tips, you will be able to achieve the perfect kitchen or bathroom countertop renovation without having to spend a fortune. And to make sure that everything is done perfectly and will not cost more money to repair or replace in only a couple of years, you’ll want the help of professionals. So make sure to contact our team of experts at Standard Paint & Flooring today to get the countertops of your dreams.

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