Learn how to use laminate to surface or resurface countertops, following 4 easy steps that include prep of the countertop and finishing touches. This is a simple and cost-effective way to laminate a countertop in just one day.
A tile backsplash is a quick and easy way to update your kitchen. Steve Watson starts with a list of needed materials and tools for this 2-day project. He then walks you through the six basic steps to installing a tile backsplash: 1) Spread mastic on wall. 2) Place tile where you want it to be, cutting around outlets and windows. 3) Allow the tile to dry on the wall. 4) Mix up grout to cake batter consistency. 5) Spread grout on tile, using your trowel. 6) Let it dry and then clean with a wet sponge.
An issue with a rotting foundation threatens to derail the home addition necessary for the Cousins’ renovation plans. After repairs, the family is delighted with their new traditional kitchen and open living room and surprised by the balcony built off their master bathroom and the new stone chimney. The large kitchen includes a brand new layout with new cabinets, appliances and a very large kitchen island.
To install a laminate countertop in your kitchen, you should start by dry-fitting it to the cabinets. Once the fit is confirmed, the seams can be joined with butterfly clamps, biscuit joiners and glue. Finish securing the laminate countertop to the cabinets with screws, making sure the screw is long enough to hold securely but not so long as to puncture the top surface. Though most of the cutting should be done by professionals off-site, you might need to cut an opening for the stove after installing the countertop because detailed measurements may be needed.