When Justin and I first started our adventures as DIY homeowners, it didn’t seem like there were that many options for countertops especially great options that we could afford. So, of course, we started looking at DIY kitchen countertop options.

Retro Red Kitchen

Okay, it wasn’t THIS long ago, but you get the picture, right?  (via) don’t you love the dancing vegetables wallpaper border?

Fast forward a few years, and thanks to the internet, there’s lots of information (and pictures!) out there about many more DIY countertop surfaces.  Not only that, but prices on natural and engineered stone have come down a bit, making them more affordable options for the average homeowner.  If putting most of a kitchen renovation budget into countertops isn’t your cup of tea, there are DIY options out there now with excellent online tutorials.  In a nutshell, there are lots of ways to get the look you want for the price you are willing to pay.

Update your kitchen on a budget with these affordable DIY kitchen countertop options -- from concrete to wood to painted countertops, there's a style that will fit your budget!

Take a look at some of the great DIY kitchen countertop options that are out there — and if you’ve DIYed countertops, we’d love to see photos! You can drop us a line here or message us on Facebook here.

DIY Kitchen Countertop Options

Design Stocker concreteFantastic idea for installing concrete counters over existing tile countertops | Design Stocker featured on Remodelaholic

 

Faux Reclaimed Wood Countertops The Ragged Wren On RemodelaholicMake and install your own (faux) reclaimed wood countertops | The Ragged Wren featured on Remodelaholic

The Home project stainless steelDIY stainless steel counters | The Home Project featured at Remodelaholic

The Mustard Ceiling wood door countertops

Wood countertops made from solid wood doors | The Mustard Ceiling featured at Remodelaholic

 

DIY skim-coat cement countertops | Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body featured on Remodelaholic
(additional information here)

https://www.remodelaholic.com/diy-faux-marble-countertops/Faux painted marble countertops | Batchelor’s Way featured on Remodelaholic

 

Freckled Laundry chalk paint countertops

Chalk paint chalkboard countertops | Freckled Laundry

Lilliedale copper counters

DIY copper countertops | Lillidale featured at Remodelaholic

Wood flooring turned into butcher block countertop | PJH Designs featured at Remodelaholic

Designing Dawn painted counters

Glossy painted laminate counters for a faux quartz look | Designing Dawn featured at Remodelaholic

Domestic Imperfection penny countertop

Penny countertop | Domestic Imperfection

 

Custom DIY poured dyed concrete counter | construction2style featured on Remodelaholic



feature diy faux granite countertops, Nest of Bliss on Remodelaholicfaux granite spray painted kitchen countertops | Nest of Bliss featured on Remodelaholic

 

Kara Paslay Designs concrete over laminate

Turning laminate counters into concrete counters | Kara Paslay Designs

Red Hen Home faux granite makeover

Painted faux granite countertop makeover | Red Hen Home featured at Remodelaholic

Buckets of Burlap painted butcher block

Painted butcher block countertops | Becky’s Farmhouse (formerly Buckets of Burlap)

Imperfectly Polished concrete counters

DIY concrete countertop tutorial | Imperfectly Polished featured at Remodelaholic

Keeping It Cozy reclaimed wood counters

DIY reclaimed wood counters | Keeping It Cozy featured at Remodelaholic

This Old House soapstone

How to install soapstone | This Old House

DIY marble tiled kitchen countertops over laminate | Zevy Joy featured on Remodelaholic

Russian River Schoolhouse zinc island

DIY zinc and rustic wood island counter | Russian River Schoolhouse (website no longer available)

Are new countertops in your future?  Would you try any of these DIY kitchen countertop versions?  Check out more gorgeous counter ideas on my Kitchens Pinterest Board.

And if you’re wondering “How durable are DIY countertops?” — we asked the same question of our favorite DIYers and shared their feedback in our DIY Countertop Review series.

DIY Painted Cabinet Reviews from Bloggers and Home DIYers @Remodelaholic DIY Painted Countertop Reviews @Remodelaholic
DIY Butcher Block and Wood Countertop Reviews @Remodelaholic DIY Concrete Countertop Reviews @Remodelaholic

 

This post was originally published April 1, 2013; updated and republished February 21, 2018.

Update your kitchen on a budget with these affordable DIY kitchen countertop options -- from concrete to wood to painted countertops, there's a style that will fit your budget!

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