How Much Will a Countertop Installation Cost?
One of the busiest rooms in your house is the kitchen. The Home Depot can assist you if you’re looking for new countertops. The price of installing a new countertop is described in this guide.
For comparison, a typical project has finished edges that extend 25 linear feet and a surface area of 40 square feet. Please be aware that depending on your city, the following estimations might not be accurate.
Average Materials Cost
Cost per square foot: $50 to $90.
Typical price: $68 per square foot.
Quartz countertops are made from one of the toughest stones on Earth and come in a variety of colors and patterns. They are exceptionally heat, scratch, and stain resistant.
Granite costs between $40 and $100 per square foot.
Average price per square foot: $58.
Granite countertops are a timeless classic that offer a “wow!” aspect to any kitchen. They are elegant and resilient. These surfaces resist heat, scratches, and stains when properly sealed.
Solid Surface Price per square foot: $37–$67.
Average price per square foot: $52.
Man-made solid surface countertops, which come in a range of colors and patterns, are a popular option for a seamless appearance. Although they have a consistent, non-porous texture, they are more prone to heat damage and scratches.
Cost of laminate: $27 to $34 per square foot.
Typical price: $29 per square foot.
Due to its low cost and variety of color, texture, and pattern options, laminate has long been a popular alternative for countertops. These countertops are impact and stain resistant.
Corner and Edge Treatments
Cost of countertop edges: up to $20 per linear foot.
Cost on average: $5 per linear foot.
There are numerous sizes and forms available for countertop edges. You can choose between a 2-cm or 4-cm edge for a 2-cm thick countertop, whereas a 3-cm thick countertop normally has a 3-cm edge.
A built-up edge, which is greater than the thickness of your countertop and has an additional cost that isn’t factored into our estimates, is recommended.
a waterfall countertop made of dark quartz
Countertop Edge Types
No drip: (only applies to laminate countertops) Spills are prevented from reaching the floor by a modest elevation in the edge.
Waterfall: The counter extends all the way to the floor down the side of the cabinetry.
A square, 90-degree edge that has been sanded down to provide a softer appearance is described as eased.
Bevel: The countertops’ visual interest is increased by this edge, which has a small 45-degree angle.
Double Bevel: A double bevel is a countertop with two beveled edges, one on the top and one on the bottom.
Whether you choose the eye-catching full bullnose, with the edge completely rounded, or the half bullnose, with a less pronounced curve, these curved edges are a kitchen classic.
Ogee: The ogee edge, which has a gorgeous concave radius, adds a touch of traditional richness to granite worktops.
Bullnose-like in appearance, the double roundover edge has a slight radius curve on the top and bottom.
Corner treatments for countertops
Price range: $55 to $135 per unit
Average price per unit: $60
Countertop corners can be modified by radius to appear more curved if you don’t want a straight 90-degree corner. A 1-inch radius corner has significant rounding while a 14-inch radius corner has a moderate bend.
Additional Points to Consider
Installing and Using Sinks
The size, shape, and number of bowls of a sink all affect how much it will cost to install and how much it will cost to buy. The cost of a brand-new undermount sink is about $260, and installation labor is about $240.
Depending on the sink type you choose and if you use the existing plumbing connections, these costs will change.
Disconnecting and reconnecting in Basic Plumbing Average:
Cost on average: $450
Your sink piping will need to be detached during the installation of a new countertop and reconnected after the job is finished.
Removal and removal of the countertop
Cost per square foot: $8 to $13.
Average price per square foot: $9.
Homeowners can pay their installers to take out and dispose of their old countertop before installing a new one.
Cooktop Cutout Cost: $110 on average per cutout
Modern cooktops frequently take the place of older, standalone stoves. Your fabricator must make a cutout in your countertop in order to put a stove in it. The cooktop you select will determine the size of the cutout.
Cutouts for electrical outlets
$25 on average per cutout
Outlets are frequently installed by homeowners in their backsplashes, making it simple to utilize tiny kitchen appliances. To make room for these outlets, the countertop must be cut.
Faucet Cutouts: $20 on average each cutout
Faucet cuts are holes drilled into the countertop for the insta-hot appliance, soap dispenser, and/or sink faucet. These holes typically have a diameter of 1-3/8 inches. Depending on the faucet you choose, there are different distances and numbers of holes.
A single appliance with three closely spaced holes is referred to as a centerset faucet. The two handles and faucet of a broad faucet function independently of one another and are often set further apart. Before the project starts, let your installer know which faucet you’ve selected.
Average cost of backsplash: varies
The back wall is protected from spills and stains by a backsplash, which is normally a 4-inch extension of the countertop. A separate backsplash made of easy-to-clean materials like ceramic or glass tiles can be created if you need more protection.
End Splash Cost on average: varies
An end splash is a prolongation of the countertop that is installed on its side edge(s), similar to a short backsplash. End splashes are utilized to conceal any imperfections between a countertop and the walls next to it and produce a seamless look.
Average cost of garbage disposal: varies
For convenient waste removal, a garbage disposal attaches to your drainpipe and dishwasher outlet hose. An electrician will be needed if you don’t already have an electrical outlet and a switch for your new disposal.