This depends on your situation. The cheapest countertops around are typically laminate countertops. But, that doesn’t mean that they are the best option for you. The cheaper the countertop, the less it will increase the value of your home. It also may not give you the beautiful kitchen or bathroom you’ve always dreamed of. The most popular countertops these days are stone: typically granite or quartz.
Granite is typically more affordable on the front end but will require an annual upkeep cost of resealing. Quality quartz countertops can be the same price or more expensive than granite, depending on the exact style and specification of your home. While it can cost more initially, there are no further costs of resealing required, making it more affordable in the long run.