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When remodeling a kitchen most homeowners will choose to install new countertops. Next to new appliances, countertops will likely be the most costly addition depending upon the brand and material you choose. Of course granite countertops are the most popular right now and most requested by home buyers, primarily due to the durability and elegant feel they bring to the kitchen. However, there are many other materials to choose from that offer both beauty and functionality such as wood, soapstone and copper. Although most homeowners that are completing a full kitchen remodel, or in the case of a new home construction, are less likely to immediately opt for laminate countertops, modern laminates can be quite impressive and are certainly a good option if you don’t have a huge budget. Countertop replacement, unless you have experience, should always be completed by an experienced contractor.

On this page of, review pictures of countertops that have been installed or replaced by other homeowners and contractors. Get ideas for your own project, or share a completed project of your own.

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    • this gives me an idea for a cheap countertop for a kitchen. Need to invest in more wood clamps!
    • "Anyone want a glow in the dark countertop?"  YES!
    • Gorgeous DIY countertops!  Just plain pine boards, 24 inches wide, from the hardware store, black stain and six coats of floor-grade sealer.
    • Reclaimed, Refined, Remarkable - cool idea for a bar table mounted on the wall for our pool room.
    • Wooden counter top
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    • Kitchen counters could make or break your most important room! Read these tips on how to pick the right one for your household-- from price to durability, a good summary of what you need to know.
    • Recycled glass countertop! Sooooooo perfect! Heat resistant so you can sit dishes on it straight from the oven, you can cut on it, and it doesn't stain or hold bacteria like granite and concrete countertops! Hmmm...
    • A marble lookalike minus the maintenance: the quartzite stone called Luce de Luna resembles marble but is is a bit less porous and therefore less susceptible to staining. To see a remodel featuring Luce de Luna, go to Thee Architect Is In: Jen Turner's Grand DIY. Photo via Charles Luck Stone Center.
    • Knowing what to ask for is half the battle : Countertop edge profiles
    • Love 3 things: butcher block counter tops, white subway tile, and floating shelves
    • Pouring Your Own Concrete Countertops.  You'll Need:  Wood (for frames), caulk, carbon fiber mesh, plastic sheeting, rebar (may be required for long skinny pieces for extra reinforcement), wet grinder, diamond grinding pads, diamond hand pads and trowels, heavy duty rubber gloves, cement powder and water (for slurry) sealed with Cheng sealer and wax.
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