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Laminate counter tops in otherwise luxurious kitchen? Any advice?

14 years ago

The good news - we just plunked down our deposit for beautiful new Crown Point cabinets. Our existing kitchen has laminate countertops, we were considering marble or granite for the new kitchen, but I have to say, the stone we have around the house (bathrooms mostly) stains easily. The laminate, on the other hand, hides messes easily and cleans even easier. We have three kids and don't want to sweat the maintenance of stone or butcher block. I suppose we could replace the countertop when our 6-month old leaves the house!

I know laminate has come a long way. Can anyone recommend a vendor? Anyone do something similar? Think we're crazy to spend the dough on cabinets and then buy laminate tops?

Off subject - but if reader's love their 36" free standing range let me know the model. We're looking at all options and fuel types.

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