Folks, our 1979 house has pretty ghastly orange-brown countertops in the bathrooms. (kitchen is like a "cream" color... not so bad) We want to replace them with something more modern, probably white since the bathroom has a lot of other white items e.g. shower tiling, and we don't have a lot of money.
It seemed like an easy trip down to Lowe's to get countertops. We would take the existing sink and faucets out, and move them to the new countertops. They are old, too, but they match the shower hardware, which we don't want to spend money on.
However, neither Lowe's nor Home Depot have countertops that fit, they're all 36" or 48" wide. Our current countertops, which are the originals built into the house when it was constructed, are 41" and 47" wide. This is pretty awkward.
Is it OK to buy a larger countertop and "chop" it? I mean, is that normal practice? Or... is there a way to get laminate countertops made to size?
All the "custom" countertop companies seem to want to deal in stone/granite, etc., and all we want is laminate.
Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks -H