Kitchen Countertops Cost Calculator: Estimate Popular Countertop Materials Prices

Calculate the cost for new kitchen countertops made from a variety of natural and man-made materials, with different edges (styles). This tool estimates installation prices for Granite countertops, as well as Corian / Silestone, Quartz, Wood, Metal, Laminate, and Eco-friendly Recycled materials.

To get an instant “quote” enter the Size in Sq. Ft. (typically 2 feet deep by X feet long), and select other parameters that you want.

Countertop Size Sq. Ft
New Countertop Material
Countertop Color
Edge Profile
Remove Old Countertops
See Edge Profile Guide Below
Job Complexity
Cut Cooktop Opening
Cooktop NOT Include

Countertops Cost:



Average Kitchen Remodel Cost:
Low End
$7520
Mid Range
$13200
High End
$25320

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Having the right countertops can make a difference between loving and hating your kitchen! If you want to know how much it will cost to replace your old countertops, and you don’t want to wait for a salesman to come in and measure your kitchen to give you a price, this tool is for you!

By using this calculator, you can save hours of price comparison and research (which we’ve done for you) and just simply budget this project based on your specs. You will see if you can afford the countertops you like, and if they will pay off, in case you sell your house down the road.

Modern Quartz Countertops

How to use the calculator to get the most accurate estimate:

NOTE: Calculated Prices include Kitchen Countertops Design, Template Delivery and Installation

There is also a basic “fee” of $750 included with all calculations – this is what most contractors would charge for Template Preparation.

Countertop Edge Profiles:

Countertop Edge Profiles:

1) Size – You can measure or “guesstimate” the size of the job – just enter the size in square feet in the first box.

In most cases a countertop is considered 2 feet deep – so just measure the length of your countertops, and multiply it by 2, to get the size. If you have an Inside Corner, add 4 sq.ft.

2) Materials – Select the material type that you want to have installed.

3) Color – Select the color you want. Note that in most cases you should use “Standard” option, until you actually see the colors that your contractor is offering, and know which are Basic, Plus and Premium.

4) Edge Profile – Select Edge Profile – refer to our EDGE PROFILE GUIDE.

In Most cases you can select Basic (A option) or Better (B option). If you are estimating Laminate countertops, the price calculated will be a little higher than the actual price, as custom edges for laminate material cost significantly less that those for Granite or Corian materials.

5) Removal of old counters – Select YES if this is a remodeling project, and NO if it’s a new construction / addition project.

6) Project complexity – This is a very subjective variable, but if you have inside corners, odd cut outs, diagonally spaced sinks (in the corner), or if you want as few seams between countertop sections as possible (this typically applies in the installation of Granite, Quartz and Corian counters), you should select “more complex” or “very complex” to get an accurate quote.

7) Cooktop cut-in – the name says it all. If you plan to have a counter-mounted cooktop range, select yes.

You can also request no obligation Free Remodeling Cost Estimates from local contractors, who specialize in kitchen renovations.

Countertop Materials Options and Prices

When shopping for new counters, its important to keep in mind that each material has its own properties, benefits and disadvantages when it comes to spills, cooking, cleaning and maintenance.

Also, you will discover that a particular material may greatly vary in price. This is due to the fact that there are different quality grades, thicknesses, finishes, etc that can make it more or less expensive.

Here is a reference chart with the most popular kitchen countertop materials, their specs and prices.

Countertop Material Price Per Sq.Ft. Installed Pros Cons
       
Granite $45 – 170 high resale value, very durable, classic look, Poorly sealed granite may absorb wine,
    highly heat and scratch resistant, easy to clean dirt and harbor bacteria
       
Marble $125 – 250 upscale elegance, ideal if you don’t cool a lot susceptible to scrathing, staing, needs to be resealed
    crisp, bright color, adds value to your home every few years, may develop patina with time
       
Wood and Butcher block $35 – 200 warm look, durable, pairs well with many kitchen styles needs to be regularly sealed, susceptible to water damage
    easy to clean porous material that may harbor bacteria, can be scratched
       
Stainless Steel $75 – 150 sleek aesthetic, ideal for industrial style or modern kitchen may be loud, lower gauge steel can scratch and dent
    easy to clean, resistant to staining, bacteria, moisture  
    ideal for professional cooks, tolerates heat well  
       
Engineered Quarts $90 – 185 highly durable, beautiful earth tones, low maintenace not very heat resistant, seams can be noticeable
    none-porous, resists staining, will not harbor bacteria  
Concrete $70 – 140 can be dyed, stained, acid-etched to create any color, texture scratches and stains are noticeable and happen easily
    heat resistant, easy to customize, trendy may crack, patina develops over time, take 28 days to cure
       
Tile $25 – 90 versatile colors, sizes and styles, heat and scratch resistant grout susteble to stains and difficult to clean
       
Laminate $20 – 60 most affordable option, diverse range of colors and styles will not last long, less durable than stone or wood.
    very easy to clean doesn’t tolerate heat, susceptible to scratching


Average Kitchen Remodel Cost:
Low End
$7520
Mid Range
$13200
High End
$25320

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Published/updated on: November 20, 2017

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