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My Butcher Block Countertops, Two Years Later

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from a reader asking me to write a post about how our butcher block countertops are holding up. I have to admit, I'm a little embarrassed I

Soapstone Drain Boards | NH, MA, ME

Drain boards are an integral part of the countertop, and can add texture and function to the sink area. The runnels are sloped for proper water drainage,but as for the top of the drain board it is...


Family-owned and American-made, Cambria natural quartz countertops and surfaces combine innovative design and durability for a lifetime of beauty.

DIY Feather Finish Concrete Countertops - Bless'er House

A thorough step-by-step tutorial with useful tips and advice on what not to do when installing DIY feather finish concrete countertops.

DIY Concrete Countertops – Pour in Place

Ever wanted to save money on a kitchen renovation? I'll show you step by step how I saved a small fortune doing my own pour in place concrete countertops!

DIY Butcher Block Countertop Made For Under $30

Learn to make this DIY butcher block countertop for less than $30 using pine lumber. Can be used with an undermount sink.

#DIY Butcher Block counter tops. On a budget! Step by step instructions.

DIY Wide Plank Butcher Block Counter Tops

And on a budget! We spent around $500.00 on our counters and compared to spending $4000.00 at Home Depot or Lowe’s I’d say that’s a steal! We also looked into…

Hang Pots On the Wall Week 2: Choosing the Best Hanging System

Last week I decided this was the month I was finally going to hang my pots and pans on the wall. My first step was to find an easy-to-install weight-bearing wall system for the seven pans I plan to clear out of the cupboard. Here’s what I decided on: After doing loads of internet research this week and consulting the wall-mounted pot rack roundup I did a few months ago, I decided that I’m most fond of the rail-and-S-hook system, like the one seen above.

Everything you need to know before you install wood counters in your kitchen! | The Creek Line House

Wood counters are a beautiful, inexpensive and very DIY-friendly way to update your kitchen. Here are some things you need to know about wood counters to help you make the right decision for your home.

How To Make Concrete Countertops | Construction2style

Love the look of concrete countertops and want to know how you can DIY? We're sharing a step-by-step tutorial on how to do them yourself!

Stainless Steel: Pros & Cons  Pros:   -- Tough; impervious to stains and high temperatures  -- Won't oxidize and develop a patina like other metals  -- Doesn't need to be coated with a finish  Cons:   -- Shows nicks and scratches; avoid scouring powders  -- Needs a solid, firm underlayment or it will dent

Choose the Right Countertop Material

With exposure to water, heat, sharp knives, and more, countertops carry a heavy burden in the kitchen. Discover the pros and cons of each countertop material to help you make the right choice for your kitchen.

Concrete Countertops Advantages And Disadvantages

Are you considering cement counter top installment? Concrete countertops are extremely cool and trendy immediately for their commercial really good looks. They’re also sturdy, and economical …