While plastic laminate countertops are durable and inexpensive, in the past they haven’t been considered the most attractive material around. All that has changed, due to the introduction of some impressive new plastic laminate patterns and edge profiles that are hard to distinguish from real stone. Read on to find out more.
While granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops, the high cost of materials and installation can put a big dent in your home improvement budget. A less expensive alternative to a pricey granite slab is to use 12”x12” granite tiles instead. Not only do granite tiles make an attractive and durable countertop, they’re easy to apply and weigh much less than a solid granite top, making it a perfect DIY project.
Kitchen renovation often involves removing the existing kitchen countertops and replacing them with new ones. This can be a difficult in older homes, since plastic laminate countertops were often constructed on site and nailed to the walls and cabinets. Watch this video to see how it’s done.
Kitchen counter space is always at a premium. To increase the available counter space in this kitchen, the homeowners extended the counter beyond the base cabinet and supported it with a wooden leg that matched the dining room table. Watch this video to find out more.
Granite countertops cost more than most other materials, including solid surface and plastic laminate, but the price of granite has gone down over the years as better methods of cutting and polishing the stone have been developed. Watch this video to find out more.
Natural granite is a very popular and durable material for countertops. Another option to installing solid granite is to cover over your current countertops with a thin composite stone material such as Trend Stone made by Granite Transformations. Watch this video to find out more.
While trends in kitchen design come and go, both granite and solid surface countertops continue to remain popular options. A more recent trend is mixing different cabinet finishes and types in the same kitchen to give it a feeling of gradual change over time. Watch this video to find out more.
Butcher blocks are beautiful additions to your kitchen, providing a sturdy work surface with the warmth and beauty of wood. However, to protect both the wood and your health, it’s important to keep butcher blocks sanitized and sealed. If you take the time to clean and oil your butcher block about once a month, you can be assured it will last a lifetime. Read on to find out more.