Originally, we planned on getting different kitchen countertops, but that brand turned out to be too expensive, and the manufacturer did not allow self-installation, so we could not save of that, either. After some thinking and shopping around, we opted for CustomCraft countertops sold by Menards.
These are typical laminated countertops with semi-custom edging. Base material made of chip-board; they are ordered to specific installation dimensions with sink or appliance cutouts available. My husband had made all the measurements and double-checked them, too. Nevertheless, when the countertops arrived, one of the five pieces we had ordered was of mis-sized and had to be re-ordered (at manufacturer's expense). Installation was difficult as well because of poor manufacturer's considerations. At first we thought that maybe we'd made a mistake in our measurements, but, no, it wasn't the case.
Now that the countertops are installed, they look very nice. They match our kitchen cabinets very well, and I love their stylish look and the deep green color. However, I cannot give them excellent ratings because of the problems we have experienced.