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5 DIY Ways to Get New Countertops for Cheap

Is it time to update your kitchen? If you do it in phases, you can save a lot of money. For example, your first project could be updating your kitchen countertops. This is a simple fix, and you can do it for cheap.

Trust me; it feels fantastic to sit down sip your coffee in a kitchen that is all paid for.

We recently updated our 1850s farmhouse kitchen. When you live in a house that old, you know there have been several updates. 

Below are five easy ways you can DIY your current counter tops or replace them for cheap. 

how to update your countertops DIY for cheap on a budget

Painted Countertops

The surprising thing is that the previous owners lived here for 20 years and those before that 50 years! When we moved into our current home, they painted the countertops.

Not my favorite choice of color, BUT painted countertops will work. I recently painted the cabinets blue. 

There are several different types of paint to choose from. 

Paint Kits are also available on Amazon here. 

how to update your counter tops DIY for cheap on a budget

Laminate Countertops

We choose to go with laminate countertops for our recent kitchen makeover. If you select the laminate countertops on the floor at stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s, you will pay a lot less. We chose this style with a nice curved edge.

You can see our complete Farmhouse Kitchen makeover here.

Beware, the curved edge will cost you more when you order these. However, if you can deal with the look of what is currently on the floor at your local home store, you will save close to a third of the cost of ordering. 

how to update your counter tops DIY for cheap on a budget


Butcher Block

We have always had a chunk of butcher block in our last two kitchens. In our previous home, they already installed it because the owner wanted to update the kitchen for less. I love having the butcher block for the cutting and prepping area.

Plus, it just breaks up the look. If you want to start updating your countertops, you can choose one section to put in a butcher block. 

You can see our entire cost of redoing our kitchen ourselves here.

I’m not sure how others think butcher block is the cheapest. It ended up being a little more costly for us because we needed a larger size. It can cost you less than ordering laminate/granite, of course, but not as cheap as buying the laminate countertop off the floor.


Habitat for Humanity has retail stores called Restore. Suppose you haven’t checked out your local store plan a weekend soon to go. If you love DIY projects, especially for your home, this is a must check out the store.

I recommend following your local store’s Facebook page. Many of the store’s post when they get new items to the page. Since it is a donation center, you never know what they will have.

When they get new items, you don’t know how long they last. 

Check out our other DIY projects around the homestead here.

Concrete Countertops

I’ve seen this many times on home improvement shows and always love it. However, we have yet to try it, and I hope one day we will. 

I would say this project is a little more advanced or intense, but boy, will it last you. So here is an instructable on how to do your DIY concrete countertop. 

What idea are you thinking of to replace/update your current countertops? 

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PatriciaE Chisholm

Friday 12th of March 2021

All good ideas !!!!


Tuesday 16th of March 2021


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