Counter, sink, backsplash on a budget?
We are building a new home. :) I'm thinking of either white or medium stained maple cabinets. The floor will probably be some type of wood look. We have a vinyl plank that we like in our current home.
I have been looking through all the posts here at such lovely kitchens! It's a bit overwhelming. I don't think we will be able to get any type of special countertop. Probably some sort of formica? I would love a large sink with an apron front(?). Will that type of sink even work with a formica counter? I use my kitchen a LOT so I want it to withstand tons of abuse and be easy to clean.
Is there anything else besides formica that would be affordable? Oh and around the cooktop I am hoping to get a stainless counter. My dh is a toolmaker and I think can get a good deal. Would I want stainless throughout?
What would you suggest to someone on a tight budget?