replying to Bill Ward, Iggy wrote:
You'll really need to have a fitter assess the situation in person. There's
always the option of cutting a bit of tile off to get the new tops in, but you
don't sound too willing for that route. The fitter may find that the old tops
are mounted to plywood or strips atop the cabinetry that he could steal the
needed space from. And, if the old and new tops have small back-splashes
included, then those could be easily sized for a perfect remodel.