Last week we went through the options available for changing your countertops. While laminate does offer great options and has a reasonable price tag, that still might be a little more than you want to to spend. For those of you in that boat, there is the DIY countertop option. There are a few products available that allow you to very affordably change the look of your countertop.
Here are three such products:
- Giani Granite -
This countertop kit offers many color and pattern options and it comes with all the supplies you will need to finish your cabinet. The website has a lot of great images of finished cabinets. There is also an instruction video that makes you feel very comfortable about using this product. The downside would be that it takes some skill to get a perfect pattern with veining. This kit covers 35 square feet, costs $69.95, and takes 2 – 3 days to complete with dry time.
- Rust-oleum Countertop Tranformation -
This transformation kit comes with almost everything to redo your countertop (they don’t include the rollers).The instructions and images make it look pretty easy to accomplish. They need some more finished examples on their site to help customers decide though. This kit covers 50 square feet, costs $248.00, and takes 2 – 3 days to complete with dry time.
- Instant Granite –
This is a very interesting product and it takes very few tools to install. The directions make it sound super easy and very forgiving. It sounds like if you heat the film with a heat gun the adhesive will become pliable again. The images on the site look great – I would love to see this product installed. This kit covers 36 square feet, costs $89.00, and takes less than 2 days to complete with dry time.
I wanted one of these DIY countertop options for my home. I looked at the options and the prices and decided to give the Giani Granite a try. The price is very good, and the cabinets on the site looked great. All the countertops in my house are horrible, so I decided to do a test run on our bathroom. You can see the before and after images. My favorite part is how shiny the countertop looks, and the warm color. The results are a definite improvement!
Has anyone tried any of these products for a DIY countertop upgrade? If so, I would love to hear about it!