As of October 2015, The Home Depot provides an online tool for customers to make countertop estimates. To use the tool, enter measurements, and select from a variety of options, such as the type of material, color and edge style. Materials include quartz, granite and recycled glass. This application allows customers to save and compare estimates.
For budget estimates, The Home Depot recommends accurate measurements. The online tool provides a video and downloadable document explaining how to measure the dimensions of countertops, backsplashes and finished edges to calculate the total amount of material needed. Once the total square footage is entered, the application prompts customers to select a type of countertop, such as quartz.
Other prompts ask for the color of the material and the type of edging and corners desired. Most styles are included at no additional charge. However, bevel, double bevel and ogee edging typically add to the estimated cost of the countertop. Additional factors that affect estimates include whether a sink or range is included and whether cutouts for electrical outlets are included in the backsplash.
The Home Depot estimates include the costs for design, delivery and installation by authorized professionals. The Home Depot charges extra to haul away old countertops.