By Yulia Yevgeniya. Kitchen. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 10:55:02 AM.
Plastic Laminate Kitchen Counters. Although it’s sometimes scoffed at by stone lovers, plastic laminate still has a serious fan base. The wide range of customizable edges and finishes means it can work in any design. At $8 to $20 per square foot installed, its affordable price makes it a winner for many. However, it’s not the most durable of countertops, so it may not be best for heavy‐duty cooks.
Boldly veined stone countertops can either make you stop and gaze in admiration or have the opposite effect and overwhelm your eyes. In general, the bolder the veining on your counters, the less drama you’ll want to add elsewhere. This waterfall counter (with the material wrapped down the sides) is relatively muted, but the large gray veins still bring enough character without any daring colors or other statement features.
Eat‐in area. Your idea of an eat‐in kitchen may be a table that seats a party of eight. You may be overlooking the fact that you have room for a cafe table, a small counter or even a flip‐down bar top.