Do you love the look of natural stone countertops, but not their price tags?  Those high prices aren't exactly written in stone.  For more affordable natural stone countertops, use smaller sections of stone, which are sold as large squares.  The squares can be placed side-by-side with the joints filled with grout.  These smaller stone squares are less expensive, easier to install and provide an equally attractive look at a fraction of the price of solid stone tops.