Countertop Dilemmas: Paralysis by Analysis

Lorenza5064February 28, 2014

GW friends, I am planning a renovation of a small kitchen at a lake cottage. Total of approx 75 sq ft. I will have two countertop runs, the first is 88" that contains the sink and runs to a corner. The second runs from that corner to a free standing range, 54" long.
My cabs will be maple, very dark with an ebony stain, appliances in stainless finish, sink in SS.

I would love to use bamboo, but I am wary of the performance at the sink. Other options:

-Laminate, the cost is attractive, but disallows an under mount sink.
-Solid surface, higher $, allows under mount sink.
Like the look of "concrete" or similar monochromatic neutral. Sadly, the laminate and lower end solid surface materials seem to emulate granite or marble and are too "busy" for my taste. I have looked into recycled paper products (richline, squakstone) they have the "look", but are spendy and not readily available in my area.
Any thoughts for me? Please advise. Many thanks, L

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You can undermount a sink to plastic laminate:

Here is a link that might be useful: Karran

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:34AM
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I love this solution -

Here is a link that might be useful: DIY soapstone counters

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 12:16PM
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Wow! That is a very chic result. I went to the link with more photos of this space. They placed an undermount sink in the countertop. Wish we had more details of the process. Will attempt a google search. Thanks for the thought, feisty

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 1:37PM
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