Quote Originally Posted by happymommy View Post
Check out rustoleum cabinet and countertop transformations. The kits are fairly inexpensive (about $100 a kit) and it works well on laminate. Can be found at home depot and lowes. I would not replace. The countertop finishes you get with this look like granite. We did this to my mothers old tired kitchen and bathrooms right before they put their house up for sale. It cost us about $400 to do the counters and cabinets in the huge kitchen and two bathrooms and feedback from buyers was Beautiful kitchen!
We just used the Rustoleum transformations for our builder's grade island... it looks great and really updates the kitchen. We also changed out the counter top of the island with a butcher block.

Good luck.