I’m about to have my kitchen remodeled. The contractor came last week & measured everything and he hopes to get started later this week. I’m replacing my ugly laminate cabinets with oak and adding more cabinets, replacing the laminate countertop with granite or quartz, getting rid of the ugly ceiling panels, and replacing the ancient stove.
I still haven’t made a final decision on the counter tops until I see both materials. Granite looks nicer (and costs slightly less), although it needs sealing every year and can scratch or stain. Quartz surfaces such as DuPont’s Zodiaq don’t need sealing and is scratch & stain resistant.