Cutting up laminate is a bit like public speaking – no matter how many times I’ve done it, it still makes me nervous. Particularly when I have no pieces remaining large enough to do another kitchen counter.

But, the process is pretty straightforward. Measure, measure and then measure again. Turn the sink upside down, yada, yada, yada.

Cut to the pilot holes. Apply silicone caulk liberally between the lines.
Position, press and hold.

I came up with a method for minimizing the gap between counter sections. Screw and glue two 1″ x 2″ blocks on the underside of the counter near the intersection. Drill big holes through them and insert 4 -1/2″ lag bolts. Position the counter pieces right side up and turn bolts until they are good and snug.

The remaining gap can be filled with green caulk. Or I could go old school and use an aluminum trim piece.
The carpet matches the drapes, so to speak.