Soapstone too expensive...now what? Corian?
So I finally got a quote for soapstone for our kitchen remodel and it is over my budget by 50% (budget for countertops is $4,000, this quote was $6,000) so not even a possibility of stretching it a little. Now I'm wondering what else I should consider.
I really don't want granite...I am somewhat clumsy by nature and can honestly see me breaking every dish, glass and piece of stoneware I have by dropping it on the counter! My husband doesn't like the hardness of granite and doesn't want quartz either. He really likes Corian. I thought he was crazy and that it is a very dated, 80's look but I was looking at their website today and they have some really nice looking patterns.
So I'm wondering if anyone has used any of the newer Corian colors/patterns and what you think of them. Pics? Any pros or cons you can give me for Corian? Also any other surfaces we should consider?