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Concrete Countertops: Cost, Benefits, and How to Hire for This Project
Highlights The average concrete countertops cost is $3,500, while the range is about $1,500 to $6,000. Homeowners p...
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5 Things to Know About Sealing Butcher Block Countertops
Butcher block countertops provide unique appeal and safe food prep space in the kitchen, but these wooden surfaces ar...
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How to Install Butcher Block Countertops
Butcher block is essentially a type of wood construction that typically consists of solid wood strips that have been ...
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The Cost of Quartz vs. Granite Cost: 6 Factors to Consider When Upgrading Your Countertops
Whether a homeowner is planning a full-scale kitchen remodel or a quick face-lift, new countertops are often at the t...
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The Best Countertop Material for Every Type of Kitchen
Appearance is probably the number one reason why many people pick a particular type of countertop, but what about the...
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How Much Do Soapstone Countertops Cost?
Highlights The typical cost range for soapstone countertops is from $1,700 to $4,200. Some of the biggest factors t...
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How Much Do Porcelain Countertops Cost?
Highlights The typical cost range to install porcelain countertops is $1,500 to $3,800, with homeowners across the c...
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How Much Do Butcher Block Countertops Cost?
Highlights Butcher block countertops cost between$1,200 and $15,000 to purchase and install, with many homeowners pa...
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Remodeling Your Home? Consider These 10 Ways to Incorporate Recycled Materials
Home remodeling is a $400 billion industry, with about 1. 123 million new single-family homes built in the United Sta...
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What Is the True Cost of Countertops?
Highlights Kitchen countertops have a typical cost range of $825 to $4,356 and a national average cost of $2,652. S...
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I Found the Best Peel-and-Stick Contact Paper—And It Looks Just Like Marble
I've lived in my apartment for 8 years and have despised my formica bar top from the moment I moved in. It's one of t...
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Silestone vs. Quartz: The Difference Between These Countertop Options, Explained
When you’re planning a kitchen remodel, countertops are one of the most important components you’ll select. Not only ...
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How Much Do Corian Countertops Cost?
Typical Range: $2,200 to $5,000 National Average: $3,475Corian countertops are a popular alternative to granite, q...
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10 Kitchen Countertop Materials for Every Budget
About 10 percent of a kitchen renovation budget is spent on countertops. Materials like granite and marble add classic style, but bargains are hard to come by. Ex...
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Corian vs. Quartz Countertops: What’s the Difference Between These Popular Materials?
Quartz and Corian are two popular countertop materials that have been around for decades. While quartz is a natural m...
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The Best Countertop Installers
New countertops can transform a kitchen or bathroom, but it’s not the most DIY-friendly job—especially if you’re inst...
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How Much Do Marble Countertops Cost?
Typical Range: $2,000 to $5,000 National Average: $3,000The natural beauty of marble can add elegance and sophisti...
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Quartz vs. Marble Countertops: 6 Key Differences and 1 Enticing Similarity
When it comes to choosing a countertop for a kitchen or bathroom renovation, quartz and marble are among the most pop...
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12 Types of Granite to Consider for Your Countertops
When it comes to attractive, long-lasting countertops, it’s hard to beat granite—literally. It is one of the toughest...
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How Much Do Quartz Countertops Cost?
Typical Range: $1,500 to $12,000 National Average: $4,500Quartz countertops are trending and attractive—and they c...
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6 Important Things to Know About Solid Surface Countertops
Unlike natural stone such as granite and marble, solid surface countertops are manufactured from a combination of res...
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The Best Epoxy for Countertops of 2023
Numerous ways exist to update the countertops in your home, but epoxy resin offers perhaps the best combination of ve...
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How Much Is the Cost of Granite Countertops?
Highlights The cost of granite countertops typically ranges from $2,000 to $4,500, while the national average cost i...
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5 Things to Know Before Covering Countertops with Contact Paper
Contact paper countertops—also known as peel-and-stick countertops—have gained popularity in recent years because the...
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The Best Marble Sealers for a Smooth Finish
There’s nothing like the look of a marble shower in a bathroom or a marble countertop in a kitchen—unless, of course,...
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The Best Granite Sealers of 2023
Granite is an investment. It’s costly, and, in fact, it may be the most expensive feature in the kitchen or bathroom....
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The Best Granite Cleaners for Spotless Countertops
As one of the most significant investments in a kitchen, a granite countertop is a critical part of regular home clea...
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Top Tips for Keeping Countertops Like New
Maintaining your countertops may require more than a simple cleaning. Here are top tips for maintaining every material.
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9 Best Tips for Creating a Kitchen You'll Love to Entertain In
Give your kitchen the power to party with these pro design ideas. This content is paid advertising created in partnership with Hausera. Its facts and opinion...
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7 Things All Homeowners Should Know About Travertine Tile
Travertine—a variety of limestone formed from calcium carbonate deposits in or near hot springs or limestone caves—is...
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5 Reasons to Choose the Kitchen Peninsula
The kitchen is a home’s heartbeat, the place where family gathers and guests gravitate, and so it should be welcoming...
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How To: Polish Marble
Marble—a white or uniquely variegated type of limestone that has been exposed to extreme heat and pressure—has a long...
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6 Features That Are Dating Your Kitchen—And How to Fix Them
Does your kitchen look like it’s past its prime? Renovating a kitchen can be an overwhelming and costly prospect, and sometimes it can be tough just figuring out ...
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All You Need to Know About Concrete Countertops
Frequently used in foundations, backyard patios, and fence-post installations, concrete is one of the strongest build...
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12 Wow-Worthy Woods for Kitchen Countertops
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...
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Solved! Figuring Out the Correct Countertop Height for Your Renovation
Q: I’m putting in a new kitchen. What’s the right height for the countertops?A: Well, depends if you want the short a...
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All You Need to Know About Tile Countertops
Unlike natural stone, laminate, or solid surface (made of mineral dust and resins), tile offers endless creative poss...
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What's the Difference? Quartz vs. Quartzite
Quartz and quartzite, two high-end countertop materials derived from quartz, are so often confused that even retailer...
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How To: Paint Formica Countertops and Cabinets
It’s a dilemma shared by many homeowners: Yes, those tired Formica countertops and cabinet doors in the kitchen or ba...
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How To: Cut Granite
A popular choice for kitchen and bathroom upgrades, polished and sealed granite has the timeless allure, durability, ...
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10 Ways You're Accidentally Ruining Your Countertops
Perhaps the most important work surface in the home, the kitchen countertop is built to withstand food preparation, regular cleaning, pesky stains, and more. But ...
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How to Clean Granite Countertops
In many people’s minds, granite symbolizes strength and resilience. But if you want to know how to clean granite coun...
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What's the Difference? Granite vs. Quartz
If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen with new countertops—either to boost the beauty of the space or the resale ...
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How To: Make Your Own All-Natural Granite Cleaner
Homeowners gush over granite for kitchen counters, bathroom vanity tops, and other surfaces for its ability to handle...
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10 DIY Countertops That You (and Your Wallet) Will Love
No matter where you live, a Chicago apartment or a rural Montana ranch, kitchen counters see a great deal of wear and...
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Butcher Block Countertops: Pros and Cons to Consider Before Installation 
Butcher block, which is made from individual wooden strips fused together into a sleek slab, is a timeless and trendy...
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Summer Is the Best Time for These 6 Home Improvements
If you’ve been thinking about tackling some home improvement projects this summer, don’t delay! The dog days of summe...
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Porcelain or Ceramic: Which Tile Type Is Right for You?
When considering a tile refresh for any floor, wall, or countertop, keep porcelain and ceramic tiles top of mind for ...
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All You Need to Know About the Waterfall Countertop Trend
In the world of contemporary kitchen and bathroom design, few aesthetic innovations have stirred as much interest as ...
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7 Ways to Tackle Spring Cleaning with Vinegar
For homeowners who appreciate all-natural ingredients and saving money on household necessities, baking soda and vine...
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How to Seal Granite Countertops
If you have a gorgeous granite countertop in your kitchen and want to keep it in “model home” shape, you may need to ...
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All You Need to Know About Soapstone Countertops
If your kitchen or bathroom remodel wish list includes natural stone countertops, consider eco-sensitive soapstone. T...
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All You Need to Know About Quartz Countertops
Beautiful, durable, easy-care quartz is among the most popular countertop materials available—but it is pricey. If yo...
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3 Things to Know Before You Invest in Granite Counters
As the primary work surface in a room that drives the daily operation of the modern household, kitchen countertops pl...
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How To: Clean Marble Countertops
Natural stone, with its rich colorations and wonderful feel, is Mother Nature’s gift to our homes. But this beautiful...
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How To: Clean Quartz Countertops
Quartz. Quartzite. The names sound alike. But although both of these popular countertop materials are derived from th...
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How To: Paint Laminate Countertops
Let’s face it: Laminate isn’t the most high-end countertop material out there, and when it starts showing signs of we...
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All You Need to Know About Stainless Steel Countertops
Fancy yourself an at-home chef with serious skills? Then you may be interested in upgrading your cooking space to one...
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How To: Clean and Maintain Butcher Block
Butcher block counters are a perennial favorite in the kitchen, though many homeowners worry about the care and maint...
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8 Countertops You'd Never Believe Were Handmade
Don’t live with countertops you hate. Even without the money, time, or motivation for a full-on kitchen renovation, there are several DIY ways to do-over your cou...
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How To: Clean Marble
Unquestionably, marble ranks among the most luxurious and beautiful countertop and flooring materials. Equally beyond...
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How To: Make Concrete Countertops for Your Kitchen
The brute strength of concrete has made it the go-to building material for a variety of such outdoor installations as...
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12 Unique Designs for DIY Kitchen Islands
Are you looking for more storage or workspace in your kitchen but are reluctant to splurge on a custom kitchen island? Here are 12 creative DIY kitchen island des...
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Bob Vila's Guide to Kitchen Countertops
Kitchen makeovers are among the most popular of home improvements. They can be costly—a mid-range minor kitchen remod...
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One-of-a-Kind Countertops: 6 Ways to Make Yours Unique
Make sure your kitchen stands out from the crowd with one of these customized countertop treatments.
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Buyer's Guide: Laminate Countertops
When you’re remodeling a kitchen on a budget, laminate is the best affordable option for countertops. Nowadays this t...
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A Beginner's Guide to Engineered Stone Countertops
Many Americans nowadays care about making eco-friendly choices. And when it comes to countertops, engineered stone is...
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Countertop Care 101
Perhaps never before have there been so many enticing countertop options to fit every budget, décor, and culinary nee...
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Buyer's Guide: Granite Countertops
Granite. It’s the most popular natural countertop surface for kitchens and baths in America. And for good reason—it’s...
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Kitchen Countertops 101
Consumers have a great deal of choice when it comes to kitchen countertops. There are options available from moderate...
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Trending Now: Laminate Countertops
With the past decade’s countertop trend leaning heavily on granite and solid surface materials, many have forgotten about the economical and DIY- friendly laminat...
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12 Top Names in Engineered Stone
Get to know the industry leaders in kitchen, bar, and bath surfaces before you get started on your renovation.
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Kitchen Countertops: 10 Popular Options Today
The choices are many, but which kitchen countertop is the best for you? Find out here.
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DIY Kitchen Countertop Makeover: Resurface Your Laminate Countertops with Rust-Oleum Transformations
At one time or another most of us have considered remodeling the kitchen. It’s the one room in the house that sees th...
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Laminate Countertop Renewal
Our laminate countertop looked fine, but the protective coating was pretty much gone. Coffee, tea, wine, juice, sauce...
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Building a Privacy Fence and Touring the Completed Kitchen
Bob reviews the progress of his western red cedar custom fence, designed to provide privacy and block the carport from the neighbors’ view.
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Installing a Soapstone Kitchen Counter
Bob discusses installation and care of the new kitchen soapstone countertop and tours the kitchen, showing the cabinetry, storage, future mudroom, and small offic...
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Building a Template for a Kitchen Countertop
Scott Lawyer makes a template for a Corian kitchen countertop and installs the sink section, Andrea Johnson discuss Corian colors.
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Marble Kitchen Countertop Installation
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...
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Touring a Pierce Allen-Designed Apartment
Bob and interior decorator DD Allen visit a Miami apartment designed by Pierce Allen.
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Installing Quartz Kitchen Countertops
Bob looks on as workers instal a solid-surface countertop called Zodiaq (from Dupont), which is made of natural silica, quartz, and polymer.
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Manufacturing Marble Kitchen Countertops
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.
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Installing Marble Kitchen Countertops
Evan Zgonis and the crew form Olympia Marble and Granite are installing the marble countertops in the kitchen.
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Installing Plumbing Loop and Fixtures for Multiple-Head Shower
Bob tours the master bath with an eye towards the luxury appointments, including the double vanity fixtures, granite countertop, and Wellborn cabinets.
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Fitting Custom Countertops
John Spellman of Cape Cod Counter Works shows Bob the installation of the shop-made laminate counters in one of the Mashpee, Massachusetts, homes.
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Reviewing the Kitchen and Layout of the Ranch-Style Home
Bob meets plumber Charlie Delvecchio of Cape Plumbing at the ranch-style affordable home in Mashpee, Massachusetts.
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Discussing Silestone Countertops and Countertop Templating
Dick Deshant (from Counter Intelligence) tells Bob about the new Silestone countertops. And while Brece Rupolt (from Northern Marble & Granite) demonstrates the t...
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Tour of the Home's Exterior, Lighting Design, and Completed Kitchen
Bob tours the exterior of the completed Victorian restoration project house, remarking on the color scheme, breezeway, and artist's studio. Inside the house, Bob ...
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Corian Kitchen Countertop Installation and Energy Star Appliances
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...
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Marble Countertop Installation
Bob checks in with Greg Rockland, the plumber installing a marble countertop in the loft conversion unit.
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Fabricating Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops
Bob visits a stainless steel fabrication shop to see how the kitchen counters for the loft project unit are made.
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Installing the Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops
Bob observes Bob Watts weld together the stainless steel kitchen countertops on-site.
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Butcher Block Installation and Care
Bob meets with Joel Scanlon, who installs legs on a butcher block top and explains how to care for the wood surface.
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Installing a Granite Countertop and Kitchen Cabinets
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.
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Installing High-Gloss Laminate Cabinets and Surell Countertops
Cabinetry and countertops are brought in for this attic conversion project, and fiber-optic lighting is installed.
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Surell Counterop Construction
Bob meets with Rich Rogers, who explains the fabricating techniques for Surell, a solid-surface material manufactured by the Formica.
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Steel Kitchen Table
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.
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Installing a Wood Kitchen Countertop
Bob and carpenter Cortney Lofton install a counter around a new apron-front Kohler sink.
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Butcher Block Countertop and Crackle Painting
Bob and contractor Bob Ryley install a butcher block countertop in the kitchen, and decorator Robyn Peterson shows Bob how to create a "crackle" finish.
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Cutting the Granite Countertop
Bob watches as David Ingram (of Aldrich Stone) cuts a granite countertop with a cook-top cutout.
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Progress in the Kitchen
Work continues in the kitchen with the resurfacing of old counters. Tips on using contact cement are imparted.
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Shopping Online for Kitchen Countertops
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 ...
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Sink and Faucet Installation
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.
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