When I shared the post on how we installed our own laminate countertops, SO MANY of you commented that you are in the same boat. Not living in a granite-worthy house and have been considering laminate countertops. But like me, you don’t necessarily want your kitchen to look like it has laminate countertops. I get that… but the world of laminate countertops has changed DRASTICALLY over the years. Did you know you can even put under mount sinks in with laminate countertops? You totally can – I share some examples below.
Our makeover is still in process – backsplash, painting cabinets, installing new hardware is all happening right now but the countertops made a HUGE difference and I just love them.
So today I thought I would round up some beautiful kitchens of some bloggers that I follow that have undergone kitchen makeovers and installed LAMINATE countertops. Seriously some beautiful kitchens! The marble laminate that several have used is just gorgeous! And hopefully soon I will be adding my own kitchen to the “Beautiful Kitchen with Laminate Countertops” list too!
My Old Country House put Formica Calacatta Marble with“Amore” Edge in her kitchen for $850 – unbelievable!
Chelsea from Two and Twenty One used Formica Argento Romano with etching finish, E2000 edge in her kitchen
Emily from Décor Chick used180fx laminate by Formica in the color Crema Mascarello.
Did you know you can even do under mount sinks with laminate? You absolutely can – check out Emily’s undermount quartz sink in her laminate countertops.
Rhoda from Southern Hospitality used Calacatta Marble Formica laminate along with a Karran Nova undermount sink in her laundry room area.
Myra from My Blessed Life used Formica laminate in “Crema Mascarello” in her kitchen – and you have to stop over and check out her backsplash. That is NOT tile and it looks AMAZING!
Erin from How to Nest for Less has laminate counters in her kitchen along with a DIY subway tile backsplash
Drew and Vanessa put Wilsonart laminate in Pearl Soapstone finish with a Karran undermounted quartz sink
Laminate countertops are a very practical choice for several reasons:
- Budget friendly – they are one of the least expensive options for countertops
- Easy to install yourself – you can get them custom cut and formed and then install yourself like we did.
- No maintenance and easy cleaning – Granite countertops are recommended to be sealed twice a year. No sealing or maintennace is required with laminate except general cleaning and not putting hot pans directly on the countertops.
- And they are stylish and pretty too! With so many new options, colors, and possibilities like under mount sinks a kitchen with laminate countertops can be just as pretty as a kitchen with stone or solid surface countertops.
Which kitchen or countertop option above is your favorite?