The kitchen is one of the busiest areas in your home. If you’re in the market for new countertops, The Home Depot can help. This guide explains the costs associated with new countertop installation.
For reference, an average project covers a surface area of 40 square feet and features 25 linear feet of finished edges. Please be aware that the following estimates may differ depending on your city.
Cost range: $50 to $90 per sq. ft.
Average cost: $68 per sq. ft.
Made from one of Earth’s most resilient stones, quartz countertops are available in many shades and designs. They are extremely resistant to heat, scratches and stains.
Cost range: $40 to $100 per sq. ft.
Average cost: $58 per sq. ft.
Elegant and durable, granite countertops are a timeless classic that add a “wow!” factor to any kitchen. When properly sealed, these countertops stand up to heat, scratches and stains.
Cost range: $37 to $67 per sq. ft.
Average cost: $52 per sq. ft.
Available in a variety of colors and patterns, man-made solid surface countertops are a popular choice for a seamless look. They feature a non-porous and uniform finish but are more vulnerable to scratches and heat damage.
Cost range: $27 to $34 per sq. ft.
Average cost: $29 per sq. ft.
Laminate is a long-standing choice for countertops because of its budget-friendly price and range of color, texture and design options. These countertops are resistant to stains and impact damage.
Cost range: $72 to $100 per sq. ft.
Average cost: $96 per sq. ft.
Wood countertops add sophisticated warmth to any kitchen but are more easily damaged than stone or solid surfaces. They also cannot withstand high heat or heavy impact.
Cost range: Up to $20 per lin. ft.
Average cost: $5 per lin. ft.
Countertop edges come in a variety of sizes and shapes. For a 2-centimeter (cm) thick countertop, you have the option of a 2-cm or 4-cm edge, while a 3-cm thick countertop typically has a 3-cm edge.
Tip: Choosing an edge that’s larger than your countertop’s thickness is known as a built-up edge and comes with an additional charge, which isn’t included in our estimates.
Cost range: $55 to $135 each
Average cost: $60 each
If you’re not selecting a straight 90-degree corner, countertop corners can be customized by radius to appear more curved. A ¼-inch radius has a slight curve, while a 1-inch radius corner features significant rounding.
The cost of a sink and its installation depends on several factors, including the sink’s size, its shape and the number of bowls. A new undermount sink will cost around $260, and the installation labor will cost roughly $240.
These prices will vary depending on the type of sink you choose and whether you keep the existing plumbing connections.
Average Cost: $450
During the installation of a new countertop, your sink plumbing will need to be disconnected and then reconnected upon the project’s completion.
Cost range: $8 to $13 per sq. ft.
Average cost: $9 per sq. ft.
To install a new countertop, homeowners can pay their installers to remove and haul away their existing countertop.
Average cost: $110 per cutout
Modern cooktops often replace traditional, standalone stoves. To install a cooktop in your countertop, your fabricator needs to create a cutout in your countertop. This cutout size depends on the cooktop you choose.
Average cost: $25 per cutout
Homeowners will often have outlets in their backsplash, where it makes it easy to use small kitchen appliances. The countertop must be cut to accommodate these types of outlets.
Average cost: $20 per cutout
Faucet cutouts are holes that are drilled in the countertop to install the sink’s faucet, soap dispenser, and/or insta-hot appliance. These holes typically measure 1-3/8-inches in diameter. The distance and number of holes varies according to the faucet you’ve chosen.
A centerset faucet is a single device where the three holes are spaced closely together. In a widespread faucet, the two handles and faucet operate as separate units and are usually installed further apart from one another. Notify your installer of which faucet you’ve chosen before the project begins.
Average cost: varies
A backsplash is typically a 4-inch extension of the countertop, which helps protect the back wall from cooking splatters and stains. If you require additional protection, a separate backsplash can be designed with easy-to-clean materials like ceramic or glass tiles.
Average cost: varies
Comparable to a short backsplash, an end splash is a continuation of the countertop that’s installed on its side edge(s). End splashes are used to mask the irregularities between a countertop and its adjoining walls, and create a seamless appearance.
Average cost: varies
A garbage disposal attaches to your drainpipe and dishwasher outlet hose for easy waste removal. If you don’t have an electrical outlet and a switch for your new disposal, you will require the services of an electrician.
The Home Depot offers an innovative array of countertops and provides expert design assistance. Our trusted professionals will perform an in-house measurement and present an personalized template for your home. We also offer best-in-class warranties and flexible financing options to complete your kitchen project sooner. Contact our Home Services team today at 800-HOME-DEPOT, or submit your information online for a prompt follow up.