All posts tagged "countertop"
Granite Offers an Authentic and Natural Finish to Historic Home Renovation
Granite has an authentic natural finish for the age and architecture of our 604 Second Street Historic Renovation. It has limitless design potential and value. It’s durable and a good choice for the kitchen – it won’t...
- Posted March 10, 2018
Countertops – Getting the Best of the Best
The project involved completely renovating a modest 1,177 sq. ft. 111-year-old home, inside and out, in old town Brentwood, California. Originally a catalog mail-order kit home, built around 1906, it was among an estimated 600 small bungalows...
- Posted December 12, 2017
Choosing a Countertop
In this day and age of high priced construction countertops are getting as hard to choose as plumbing fixtures or light fixtures. There are the solid surface materials such as Corian®, Gibralter ® and Avonite ®. There...
- Posted August 25, 2015
The Backsplash Trend
Got a countertop with a tiny four-inch backsplash? You’re missing out on a hot new trend! Indeed, today’s designer kitchens feature backsplash walls that run from counter to cabinets and even up to ceilings with spectacular materials...
- Posted June 26, 2014
Patching Plastic Laminate
Formica is a brand name for a generic solid-surface material called plastic laminate. It’s used for countertops, cabinets, and furniture. If you have a laminate surface somewhere in your home, chances are someday you will have to...
- Posted May 18, 2014
Old Countertop With a Fresh New Look
A new tile countertop might sound like a budget-buster, but there is an affordable alternative. Simply install tile right over the existing laminate countertop. Start by removing the sink and protecting the front of the cabinets with...
- Posted May 13, 2014
Cultured Marble Counters
Today is “Groundhog Day” when –it is said — if the groundhog sees his shadow, that’s good news. The sighting signals there are only six more weeks of winter. However, if today you should look at your...
- Posted March 25, 2014
Care and Repair of Plastic Laminate
Even with tile, porcelain, Corian, Avonite and other fine surfaces available, plastic laminate still is a popular choice for kitchen countertops. It is relatively inexpensive, comes in a variety of colors and textures and is easy to...
- Posted January 26, 2014
Bathroom Basin Replacement
Some of you may remember visiting model homes years ago. The simulated or “cultured” marble or onyx vanity tops in the bathrooms were stunning. The one-piece construction basin and top was an attractive and relatively maintenance-free feature....
- Posted January 26, 2014