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Brilliant Uses For Fenix Self-Healing Laminate

A countertop that heals itself from scratches and extreme heat? Now that's super cool! Check out Fenix Worktop.

Kitchen Countertop Outlets 

How many outlets do you need for your countertop workspaces? This electrical inspector has the answer.


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...


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.


Home Building Insights from the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study

Take a deep dive into the world of modern kitchen design and renovation.

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We Love These Countertop Kitchen Appliances — All On Sale!

Looking to make your kitchen a little more convenient? Check out these appliance deals from Amazon's Summer Sale Event!


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...


Butcher Block Oil vs. Cutting Board Oil: What’s the Difference?

Whether you've got a 10-inch cutting board or 5-foot butcher block countertop, regular oiling conditions the wood and helps create...


Take a Look: Concrete Countertops Pros and Cons

Considering concrete countertops? Find out if they're the right choice for your kitchen with these concrete countertops pros and cons.


What to Know About Your Butcher Block Countertop

You've moved into a home that has butcher block countertops. Lucky you! But, if you're apprehensive, here's what you need...

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 Select Laminate Countertops

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

How to Install a Countertop

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


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


Installing Laminate Countertops

Build a laminate countertop from scratch


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...

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The Real Reason the Lazy Susan Got Its Name

A lazy Susan is a round tray that rotates and is meant to sit on a countertop or table and...


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).