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A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your next basement project. You'll find helpful tips on framing, plumbing, flooring, and a whole lot more.

Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment

We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.


How to Build a Portable Prep Table for Your RV Road Trip

Running water and a work surface for convenient outdoor cooking.


10 Things You Should Not Do to Your Kitchen Countertops

There are a lot of options when it comes to kitchen countertops and how to clean them. Here are some...


How to Pour an Epoxy Countertop

The look of marble at a fraction of the cost.


How to Tile Countertops

Tile on laminate: A good idea?

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How to Remove Stains From Plastic Laminate Countertops

Even the toughest food and liquid stains can be cleaned from kitchen counters with the right tools and cleaner.


How to Install a Countertop

Step-by-step instructions on how to install a pre-made plastic laminate countertop in your kitchen or bathroom.


How to Select Laminate Countertops

Expert advice for getting a high-style, easy-care countertop at an affordable price.


Install a Laminate Kitchen Countertop

Out with the old, in with the new, including a new sink and faucet.

How to Install Granite Tile Countertops (Kitchen Tile)

Granite tile gives you the appearance of a solid-stone slab at one-third the cost. We’ll show you the techniques for...


How to Cut Marble

A circular saw and a garden hose is all you need to cut your marble slab


Granite Countertops: How to Install Granite Tile

Get the beauty and durability of granite for half the cost


How to Bend Wood

Bending hardwood trim for a countertop


How to Keep Your Cat Off the Counter: Top 10 Ways

If you have a cat, you likely know the struggle to keep him or her off the kitchen countertop. There...

Laminate Repair Tips: Reglue Loose Laminate

Fix loose laminate quickly and easily before it breaks off


The Pros and Cons of Countertop Materials

Comparing high-end countertops


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Make a Plastic Laminate Table Top

Make a super-solid top for a desk in one day


How To Clean Laminate Countertops

Because laminate holds up quite well and is far less expensive than other countertop surfaces, it has remained a viable...


Buying Countertops: Plastic Laminates, Granite and Solid Surfaces

Pros, cons, costs (and some pretty strong opinions).


Under-Cabinet Drawer

Extra storage right where you need it!


Tips for Creating Countertop Compost

Tired of throwing away food scraps and other potential compost ingredients? Here's how to start a countertop compost plan.


How to Build a Pipe Desk

Made with black steel pipe and a piece of IKEA butcher-block countertop, this roomy pipe desk is the perfect home...

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Installing Tile Countertops

Complete how-to for laying a tile countertop and backsplash, from preparing the surface to cutting and placing the tile in...


Install a Vanity Sink

Remodel your bathroom with a new vanity cabinet, countertop and sink.


How to Renew a Scratched Countertop

Make cultured marble shine again


DIY Granite Countertops

Save big on high end countertops


Super-Simple Countertop Wine Rack

Using only a crate and plywood, you can build this rustic wine rack in less than an hour.


How to Hang Bananas Under Cabinets

Instead of adding something else to the countertop, I attached a small adhesive hook under the cabinets to store bananas.