Due to the available sizes of sheet material, a “standard” countertop is typically a solid color, is 24? deep, has a 4? set-on backsplash, a simple 1 2? edge, and a top mount sink and/or cooktop cutout.
It is important to understand that even though “standard” counters are substantially less expensive that an “upgraded” counter, the same level of craftsmanship should be apparent on both types of counters.