Yay! The countertops are in! Well, they've been in for about a month and a half, but we've had a lot going on since then so here's the update on the process.
Our friend Garland came over to help us with the countertop installation. We had never worked with laminate before, but let me tell you - literally ANYONE could do this. It is SO easy. The hardest part was cutting the hole for the sink. To be fair, Garland did most of the "hard" work - we were too afraid to screw it up any cuts. He made us deal with the glue. :)
I did splurge a bit on countertop edging. I thought it would give the countertop that finished look it needed instead of the typical flat edge on most laminate countertops. I went with a bullnose edging ordered from Cabinetmaker Warehouse. It was super easy to install (I just used some Gorilla Glue, tape, and made a few miter cuts for the corners). This made an immediate difference in the look of the kitchen.
The cost breakdown:
Hi! I'm Lauren! I'm a twenty-something teacher and homeowner in North Carolina. I love math, decorating, and getting down and dirty learning new things about home renovation and repair.