Shopping for New Countertops: Renew Instead of Replacing

There are many reasons people choose to shop for new countertops. While some people want to replace worn or damaged countertops, others might want to change their outdated space or customize it to fit their unique style. Making the right decision can maximize the return on investment and ultimately impact the value of your home. Regardless of the reason why you want new countertops, there are a lot of things to take into consideration.

One of the biggest components to consider should be whether to renew or replace your countertops. Here are a few questions to help you decide what the right option is right for you. First, what kind of budget do you have? Second, how much time do you want to spend on the project? Finally, can you find countertops that are a reflection of your style and vision, within your budget and timeline? Let’s take a look at some of the key factors together.

Shopping for New Countertops: Renew Instead of Replacing

Renew or Replace Old Countertops?

For most people, the conversation around replacing or refinishing countertops starts and finishes with the budget. Before you start a countertop project, you will need to establish a total project budget. Don’t forget to consider all additional project costs such as new lights, faucets, sinks, and drawer handles when planning a countertop budget. After researching the cost of replacing vs refinishing countertops it is easy to see why many people opt for refinishing their countertops instead of replacing them.

Cost Savings

The cost savings of refinishing a countertop instead of replacing it ranges from 30 to 70 percent. In addition to the initial cost savings, you can also eliminate a lot of the “what ifs” that come along with the tear-out/demolition process. When you choose countertop resurfacing, you won’t have to worry about damage to cabinets, appliances, walls, or floors. You also won’t need to worry about not being able to use your kitchen or bathroom. All of these common issues that can arise when replacing your countertops come with huge price tags. There’s no doubt that resurfacing your counters is an economical way to get the look you want!


Easily, the next most important factor for people is the timeline of the project. How much time do you have to spend on the process? Do you have a set date you need your project completed by? Replacement countertops can take weeks from the time of order to when your replacement countertops are delivered and available for installation. This doesn’t include time for demolition, fabrication, and post-installation clean-up.

Once new countertop installation begins, other common problems may arise such as gaps, profile and edge changes, backsplash and drywall modifications, and other adjustments necessary to properly accommodate the new counters. All of these factors will extend the project completion date. When you choose to refinish your countertops, the process is completed in one to two days. In that time, our trained refinishing technicians will be able to tackle all the “what if” scenarios with the goal of getting you back to using your space with little disruption to your routine.

Design and Style

More often than not, people think the only option they have to achieve the updated style, edge profile, and/or countertop modification they want is to replace existing countertops. This is simply not true. When you work with a highly skilled and trained resurfacing technician, they can address all of these concerns with you. In addition, when you choose to resurface your countertops, you can customize them to your specific taste and style. This allows for your countertops to become a reflection of you and your home. Refinished countertops are one-of-a-kind works of art where the only limitation is your imagination. No one else will have the countertop you have.

When you decide to resurface your existing countertops, you can create a transformed space with modernized counters that are a statement piece, as well as a reflection of your style and vision. Also, your project will be completed in a couple of days. Resurfacing your existing countertops ensures that you are left with countertops you love at a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the inconvenience.

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