Are you tired of your countertops but don’t have the budget for an upgrade? These DIY countertop ideas are an affordable alternative to buying new countertops. And they’re gorgeous to look at!
Your countertops are like the fabric of your kitchen. They weave through your daily routines (kids having a quick breakfast before school or your dinner prep during busy evenings). Not only do they have to be durable, but they have to look good!
But when you’re ready to update them, it’s hard to find affordable options.
One of my favorite room makeovers from the past year has got to be our DIY laundry room makeover. The functionality of the space made a big difference in our daily lives – our DIY countertop that has allowed me to easily fold laundry right out of the dryer. This budget-friendly project energized the space without breaking the bank.
While I was researching various methods for making our countertop, I was amazed by how many other types of DIY countertops were out there! Many other bloggers embarked on similar projects to improve their kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms.
I rounded up some of my favorites that I found and I think you’ll agree that these are some of the best DIY countertop tutorials. I can’t wait to see which one you pick for your budget friend room makeover!
Love the look of butcher block but not the price tag? Then DIY your own!
We built our laundry room countertop in an afternoon, and stained and sealed it over the next few afternoons. And it still looks brand new a year later!
This is a perfect novice project because you really can't mess it up. You can stain the wood any color that fits your style and as long as it has a few coats of polyurethane, it will stand up to any spill!
Poured concrete countertops are very trendy these days and add a cool industrial feel to a kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. This is one project where I recommend paying careful attention to not only the tutorial but reading any comments left by others that have tried it out.
Learn how to make your own in only a few days with this tutorial.
How amazing is this before and after? Using contact paper you can easily, quickly and very cheaply achieve the look of granite or marble.
I did this years ago in our first home and couldn't believe how well it looked. Make sure the edges are tight against the corners so that water can't seep up under and you'll be surprised how long this actually lasts!
Looking for a very different alternative to your regular ol' counter tops? How about this upholstered countertop look? This would be a nice soft look in an office or dining room - somewhere where water won't come into contact with it.
Want marble but it's just completely out of the budget? Or maybe you're not sure the all-white look is for you. Try this technique first and see how it looks!
Wow! So many amazing budget-friendly ideas for DIY countertops in your home. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, I think you’ll find ideas here to help you achieve the look you’re after, AND on a budget!
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Such lovely ideas! Appreciate your efforts for collecting and sharing this information and visuals with us!
The idea of installing wood countertops is quite amazing because I think it looks more durable, expensive and may increase the resale value of your home. But today I have seen many homeowners also use laminate countertops because they are less expensive than wooden countertops and look more attractive as well. Once I chose marble countertops but as soon as I discovered that it can scratch easily and more vulnerable to etching and staining. But in case of wooden countertops, you can clean them and they will look all shiny just like before.