There were multiple options we looked into before choosing the LG counter tops. We thought about tiling the counter tops, replacing with Formica, stone options, and even painting the counter tops. However, the old white Formica was popping up in the corner seams which made painting it not a good option. We would have to either replace the Formica, which I really didn't want to do, or go with something totally different. So, it was off to Lowe's (with a 30% off coupon) to see what the "totally different" options were.
And boy, are there a lot of counter top options out there. Russ quickly opted for the LG Hi-Macs, I was a leaning more towards granite or quartz. Every DIY-girl dreams of a solid slab of granite or quartz in the kitchen, glistening under the pendant lights... Okay, I'm back from dream land. But I still had my heart set on that cold slab of stone. Until I heard that the LGs have no visible seams, are solid surface, never have to be sealed, have a 15 year warranty, and the sink (which is free) is molded in so it becomes one piece and nasty germs can't hide under the lip of the sink. And the installation is included in the price - Sold!!!
And there are a bunch of colors available - from green to white to red to Mesa Granite...which is exactly what
Two weeks later, in the midst of the hardwood floor installation, the counter tops were scheduled to be installed. To save some cash, we chose to demo the old counter tops ourselves., which was really fun. I love to demo! And we discovered that the kitchen used to be navy blue. See the navy stripe of paint from where we removed the back-splash: