Brenda Steele is getting ready to move into a new house in Bentonville, AR. But before the closing, there was a water leak in the kitchen. Here's her story: "We are under contract to buy a new home and are waiting for loan approval. We received a call saying someone left the kitchen sink on and […]
Alice Happel might live in a high-rise condo on East Wacker Drive in Chicago, IL. I only say this because I've stayed in a wonderful one owned by a friend of mine, Dave Wiener, on that street next to the Chicago River. Wowza did it have a great view! Alice, though, has an undermount sink that […]
Tracie lives in Taft, TN. (How's that for alliteration?) She's wondering if she'll have problems with satin finish granite tops. Let her tell you the situation: "I have tried to find an answer to this question online, but cannot. We don't like the look of highly polished granite, but don't want honed because of care […]
Quick Column Summary: How to use wood filler Hard to match the look of wood Filler keeps stain uneven Wood conditioners can help DEAR TIM: I’ve never had great success filling cracks in stained wood surfaces. I’ve tried different wood fillers and the crack looks the same or worse after the repair. When I use […]
Kitchen islands provide great working surfaces. You don't always have to purchase a new island for your kitchen. Classified websites can help you find a used island that you can refinish to match your kitchen cabinetry.
Granite makes a great countertop. When reviewing your kitchen countertop options, be sure to consider granite countertops. If you use granite tiles, you will need a granite countertop support system. A one-piece countertop doesn't require a support due to the granite countertop thickness.
Limestone countertops make an interesting counter top. The various shades of limestone and the embedded fossils look great. Limestone kitchen countertops should be sealed. Sealing limestone countertops will help prevent stains.
Kitchen tile backsplash are great for decorating your home. A tile backsplash is waterproof and is available in a variety of color, styles and textures. You can get a glass tile backsplash or a ceramic tile backsplash. Consider your opinions carefully before purchasing. Backsplashes are a long term decorating product, expensive and takes a significant amount of labor to install.
Granite sealer is to granite as urethane is to hardwood flooring. Granite sealers must be applied to granite countertops to prevent deep stains within the stone. Not all granite countertop sealers are the same. There are different levels of quality. Look for a granite counter sealer that offers years of protection, and costs the most amount of money. These are usually the best.