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Countertop Installation Costs

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the countertops might be called the heart of the kitchen. Whatever the size of the space, the kitchen countertops are where you might prepare meals for your family, entertain guests with a glass of wine in hand or simply chat with your children over a morning meal. Since there are so many different types of countertop materials available on the market, it can be a challenge to narrow down all of the options and select the best one. By understanding more about the prices of countertops, as well as the expense of installation, homeowners can make the best decision for their home, their families and their budgets.

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National Install Countertops Costs

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National Install Countertops Costs
Average reported cost $2,691
Number of Cost Profiles 5276 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $125
Maximum reported cost $6,000
Most homeowners spent between: $2,003 to $3,095

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Average Expenses of Materials & Installation

Homeowners who are looking for a quick answer about the cost of buying and installing new countertops in your bathrooms or kitchens may end up being disappointed. It is nearly impossible to tell what the cost of new countertops will be until the specific material is chosen and the size of the countertops is clearly stated. However, for those who simply want a ballpark figure, expect to pay anywhere between the average range of $3,366 and $5,076.

Installing Laminate Countertops

Homeowners on a budget might be most interested in the price of laminate countertops as these are generally the most affordable options for the kitchen. Although laminate can chip easily and may not be as durable as other materials, it is inexpensive as well as very easy to install. While hiring a professional is a good idea, the process should take just a few hours for someone with experience. While the cost of laminate can certainly change from one manufacturer to the next, expect to pay roughly $3,083 for materials, delivery and labor for 100 square feet of countertop surface. 

Installing Wooden Butcher Block Countertops

In rustic or country-style kitchens, wooden countertops are a popular option. The butcher block design is still quite elegant, and it allows serious chefs to use the surface as a cutting board if desired. Butcher block is slightly more expensive than laminate, and homeowners should expect to pay around $3,723 for 100 square feet of countertop surface.

Installing Corian or Acrylic Countertops

An incredibly popular option for the kitchen or bathroom is to feature acrylic countertops, the most common of which is called Corian. This material can form a solid surface that is hygienic and easy to keep clean, and it comes in a wide variety of colors to suit any home. More expensive than both wood and laminate countertops, Corian will generally cost $5,807 per 100 square feet for materials, delivery and installation.

Homeowners have a wide range of options available to them when it comes to picking the right bathroom and kitchen countertops for your home. Those with a limited budget might turn to laminate surface or even porcelain tiles, and those who can splurge might opt for Corian or even natural stone. Either way, this guide can help homeowners better anticipate the expense. 

Last updated on Aug 24, 2016

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