But if you want to keep costs down, tile and laminate are good options and can even give you a similar look.
Costs can be driven by location, size of the kitchen, and the quality of appliances.
At Home Depot, Armstrong's Stylistik II Bodden Bay 12 x 12–inch Vinyl Tiles (which come in packs of 45) cost 69 cents per square foot.
They have the look of multisize, natural, earth-toned ceramic tiles.
The refacing process involves replacing the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and placing wood veneer on the existing "box" structure.
You might dream of going all out with concrete, granite, or quartz countertops.
Energy Star Most Efficient 2013 is a new program that recognizes the most efficient appliances available.