Kitchen Countertops in Los Angeles

If you are looking for a great upgrade to your kitchen without doing a full kitchen remodel, consider replacing your countertops for a lower-cost alternative. An old set of countertops can have years of permanent wear, chipped grout, cracks, or discoloration that can make the rest of your kitchen look tired and outdated. Simply upgrading from old laminate countertops to new granite, or even an updated and more-stylish laminate will add a new look to your kitchen with this low-cost solution. If you are looking to modernize your kitchen on a budget, speak with someone at Pacific Green Homes today to discuss cost, designs, and your hopes for your new countertops. Read more about things to consider when researching new countertops:

Countertop Materials

Your choice of countertop material will influence the final appearance of your kitchen greatly. Speak with a professional while deciding among your options, and consider the pros and cons of each.

Butcher Block

If you are going for a rustic look and appreciate wood accents, consider replacing your existing countertops with thick wooden butcher blocks. While these are more expensive than standard countertops, they add a unique and homey feel to your kitchen and will pair well with many colors.


Granite countertops are a classic and elegant choice for your kitchen, because they are both easy to clean and extremely durable. If you are looking for a high-end, glossy finish for your countertops, this can be a great option to consider.

Stone-Look Tile

There are many options for tiles that are manufactured to look like stone, but at a much lower cost. These tiles do not have to be sealed, and are very durable for years of use. They are extremely moisture-resistant, and are great for cooking surfaces that you want to be sure are easy to disinfect after handling raw meats.

Slate Tiles

Slate is another low-cost option that can mimic marble with accentuated veins and interesting geologic patterns, and has low pores for high bacterial resistance and are easily cleaned. Slate is a very popular choice for its durability, also.


Laminate countertops are a popular choice because they are low-cost and durable. Companies like Formica have brought laminate back into the popular mainstream after years of it being considered a lower-quality option, and is now being utilized in high-end projects as well as DIY upgrades. The reason for the revived popularity is because of higher quality materials and workmanship that last longer than its predecessor.

Things to Consider

Another major thing to consider when you are looking to upgrade the appearance of your kitchen by changing your countertops is the color. Will you be painting your cabinets to match your countertops, or are you selecting a color based on the color of your cabinets? Be sure to consider your options with color chips in your home, and make sure to see the color in all light to be sure it doesn’t look different during the evening than in the daytime, or vise versa.

Contact Us Today

Pacific Green Homes is here to help you through the entire process of upgrading your kitchen countertops. We have lots of experience with new kitchen design as well as kitchen remodeling, and will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding your new countertops. The short list above touches on materials and color, but there are many other things to consider such as ease of installation, durability, and cost that will be very important to consider. We want to be sure you get the most of your decision, and look forward to guiding you through the process of introducing a new feel to your existing kitchen with this simple but exciting change.

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