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Formica, the colorful laminate used in American homes for generations, turns 100 this year. It was back in 1913 that ...
A perennial budget-friendly favorite, today's laminate kitchen counters have upped their game, both in performance and style.
If you're shopping around for products to use in a budget kitchen renovation, consider buying laminate countertops, now available in more style options than ever ...
In their quest for more storage, work surfaces, and style, more and more kitchen remodelers are living the island lif...
When deciding between brands with many of the same benefits, the choice comes down to the finer details.
Beautiful, hygienic, and low-maintenance, engineered stone makes an ideal eco-friendly countertop surface.
The best ideas in storage, stove tops, and seating are bound to serve you a little kitchen island inspiration.
Cursed with a galley kitchen like most apartment dwellers, I dream of the day I’ll upgrade to a space big enough for ...
The original butcher blockers were literally blocks up to sixteen inches thick: hard rock maple pieces were often dov...
We've narrowed down the options to include some of the very best wood types for a kitchen countertop, whether you're interested in a functional butcher block or a...
Unsure whether wood countertops are a good fit for your home? An expert weighs in.
Maintaining your countertops may require more than a simple cleaning. Here are top tips for maintaining every material.
Are granite countertops right for you? Here is some expert advice.
When general clean-up fails to keep your countertop shipshape, consider these material-specific solutions.
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
All kitchen countertops are not created equal. Here are the pros and cons of today's more popular choices.
The choices are many, but which kitchen countertop is the best for you? Find out here.
At one time or another most of us have considered remodeling the kitchen. It’s the one room in the house that sees th...
Our laminate countertop looked fine, but the protective coating was pretty much gone. Coffee, tea, wine, juice, sauce...
Kitchen countertop types, and how to modify them to match any task.
Options abound for homeowners planning to install or replace kitchen countertops.
When it comes to kitchen countertops, color, inlays, special finishes and more help express your style.
Mix and match for a more functional, beautiful kitchen.
Bob discusses installation and care of the new kitchen soapstone countertop and tours the kitchen, showing the cabinetry, storage, future mudroom, and small offic...
Bob reviews the progress of his western red cedar custom fence, designed to provide privacy and block the carport from the neighbors’ view.
Scott Lawyer makes a template for a Corian kitchen countertop and installs the sink section, Andrea Johnson discuss Corian colors.
Bob consults with the project's stone and tile specialist, who explains the process of attaching the Pietra Cardosa countertops to the Cherry Craftline island cab...
Bob looks on as workers instal a solid-surface countertop called Zodiaq (from Dupont), which is made of natural silica, quartz, and polymer.
Evan Zgonis of Olympia Marble and Granite gives Bob a tour of the facility where the kitchen countertops being used in the modern Colonial house are manufactured.
Evan Zgonis and the crew form Olympia Marble and Granite are installing the marble countertops in the kitchen.
John Spellman of Cape Cod Counter Works shows Bob the installation of the shop-made laminate counters in one of the Mashpee, Massachusetts, homes.
Bob meets plumber Charlie Delvecchio of Cape Plumbing at the ranch-style affordable home in Mashpee, Massachusetts.
Dick Deshant (from Counter Intelligence) tells Bob about the new Silestone countertops. And while Brece Rupolt (from Northern Marble & Granite) demonstrates the t...
Carpenter Bob Ryley meets Steve Wilkinson in the kitchen to install the Corian countertops, and Bob talks with Ren Anderson (from the National Renewable Energy La...
Bob visits a stainless steel fabrication shop to see how the kitchen counters for the loft project unit are made.
Bob observes Bob Watts weld together the stainless steel kitchen countertops on-site.
Bob meets with Joel Scanlon, who installs legs on a butcher block top and explains how to care for the wood surface.
Bob talks with contractors Jim Azerroe and Mike Burk. Jim is installing a granite kitchen countertop, while Mike puts in the new cabinets and drawers.
Cabinetry and countertops are brought in for this attic conversion project, and fiber-optic lighting is installed.
Bob meets with Rich Rogers, who explains the fabricating techniques for Surell, a solid-surface material manufactured by the Formica.
Bob meets with contractor Ed Weller, who explains how the steel-framed kitchen table will support a surface of Surell, and also how the table will be mounted.
Bob and carpenter Cortney Lofton install a counter around a new apron-front Kohler sink.
Bob watches as David Ingram (of Aldrich Stone) cuts a granite countertop with a cook-top cutout.
Work continues in the kitchen with the resurfacing of old counters. Tips on using contact cement are imparted.
Pablo Contreras (from e-counters.com) joins Bob to explain how shopping, ordering, and installation of all types of custom counters happen through their internet ...
Frank Lowry of FJ Lowry Plumbing and Heating installs the a Franke tri-flow Corinthian faucet, now that the countertop and sink are in place.