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How to Hide or Repair Scratches in Plastic Laminate Countertops

Earl asks, “My kitchen countertop has scratches in the Formica. What can I do to patch these areas?”

Your best bets are to hide the scratches with paste wax or fill them with laminate filler. Read on to find out more.

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Replacing Cabinets and Countertops in a Kitchen Renovation

Two of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when remodeling your kitchen are deciding whether to replace or refinish your cabinets and what type of countertops to install. Watch this video for some tips on how to go about it.

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Natural looking plastic laminate countertop

Plastic Laminate Countertops Just Keep Getting Better

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.

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Granite tile countertop after installation

How to Install a Granite Tile Countertop

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.

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How to Remove and Install Plastic Laminate Kitchen Countertops

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.

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How to Extend a Kitchen Countertop to Provide Extra Counter Space

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.

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Granite Countertops for Your Kitchen

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.

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Granite Countertop Alternative for Your Home

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.

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