10+ Beautiful kitchens with Laminate Countertops

10  Beautiful Kitchens with Laminate Countertops

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! 

Lemon Thistle used Formica laminate counter tops  in 180fx Soapstone Sequoia


Living the Hydelife used Formica’s Calacatta Marble 180fx laminate countertop

After Kitchen

Centsational Girl chose Formica Carrara Bianco in the Ideal Edge for her Grandma’s kitchen remodel


My Old Country House put Formica Calacatta Marble with“Amore” Edge in her kitchen for $850 – unbelievable!


Simple Details used Formica 180fx Calacatta Marble in her kitchen

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Centsational Girl used Wilsonart Perla Piazza countertops in this kitchen


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


Ana White actually DIYed laminate countertops in her Momplex project

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Drew and Vanessa put Wilsonart laminate in Pearl Soapstone finish with a Karran undermounted quartz sink


And there are lots of more pictures and examples plus you can play around with different samples to see what you like on Wilsonart or Formica’s site. 

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?


  1. Wow – gorgeous examples!
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  2. Cheryl E says:

    Beautiful! I’ve commented before that your house is very much like mine, so I really love seeing what you do. I have those same handles in my kitchen and my cabinets under the sink look just like yours. I want to paint my kitchen cabinets but I don’t know how to repair the chipped spots in order to get a smooth finish. I hope you’ll share how you handle it when you get to that part. I love the new countertops!

  3. Thank you so much for including my kitchen, Christina!
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  4. Thanks for putting this together. I have to laugh at the premise of a house being worthy of granite and think the question should be is granite worthy of the house? Why on earth anyone would spend $6000-$10,000+ on stone counters that will dull, stain, scratch, even crack – not to mention any dish or glass dropped on it will break instantly into many pieces – is a mystery to me.

    We are at the beginning of remodeling a 50+ year old kitchen. The laminate counter top in the kitchen now is just as hard working as when it was brand new I’m sure – a few nicks here and there along the square edge – the design (not the retro boomerang design, which is still sold by the way, but close) is worn off down to the white background near the sink edge where a lot of dishes have passed over and water wiped up – but if you step back a few feet and don’t quite focus your eyes, it’s just as white and clean looking as some of these pictures.

    LOL, we’ll be using laminate again because it’s tough, forgiving, long lasting (probably even more so with today’s products – I hope). It hasn’t been easy to select one from all of the beautiful choices. Love, love, love every white kitchen I see, but I’m pretty sure the extra cleaning duty required to keep them looking great won’t suit my housekeeping demeanor.

    So far I know I’m having medium brown stained cherry cabinets and pretty sure I’ve settled on Wilsonart Perla Piazza countertop to go with them. So many decisions yet to lock down. I’m not working with a designer, but blogs like this and Houzz.com have been immeasurably helpful. Work will start soon. I’m enjoying the heck out of this and although it’s fairly certain I won’t, I wonder if my new kitchen will last 50+ years?

    • We ordered wilsonart Carreras velvet textured finish and just set one counter on cabinet until ready to install and realized it had hairline scratches all over and it picked up stains easily that would not wipe off with soap and water and had to use a soft scrub that took the velvet finish off. We were sick about this. Wilsonart said sorry. That’s not the aeon finish which we knew nothing about. We have since educated ourselves on finishes. Going to reorder Formica 180 this time. The world of new products!!!!

  5. Thanks for sharing! All very beautiful!

  6. Hello Buddy,
    That Looks great.Many blessings on your new kitchen.
    They look amazing! Your kitchen has really come together beautifully .
    I love the color & the pattern.
    I just wish the stores showed them more in the kitchen displays instead of the those tiny samples on the wall.
    Thanks for sharing this information.
    Kind Regards:
    Eric Auld

  7. Myra’s post didn’t mention the “not tile” backsplash. Thanks! L

  8. Wow these kitchens look great. I like #3 in particular. The contrast and spacing is really spot on. Thanks for writing!

  9. Great post and listed tips are wonderfully described.

  10. Thank you for supporting laminate! It is hard to find in internet land.

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