Natural Discoloration Stains in Granite Countertops QUESTION #1: Tim, we just moved into an existing home that’s got granite countertops. When we looked at the house there were cleverly placed trivets in certain places. I’ve come to discover they were hiding what appears to be rust stains deep in the granite but I really can’t […]
"Modern metal backsplashes are easy to install if the wall surface is perfectly flat. The metal panels come with an adhesive backing." Metal Backsplash Requires Confidence A metal backsplash sends a powerful message. You're not afraid to take chances. Typical non-metal backsplashes you could have chosen might be: ceramic tile painted drywall plastic laminate It's […]
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.
Undermount kitchen sinks are sleek and gorgeous. Kitchen sinks that undermount below the countertop are perfect for granite, marble, solid surface or engineered stone countertops. A granite undermount kitchen sink is what I have in my own home.
Granite Top Supports TIPS Granite can crack if you bend it Plate steel is ideal but heavy Decorative thin cabinet will work Custom panel matching cabinets CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: My husband and I are just about at the end of an arduous and stressful kitchen remodel. Originally […]
Jackie wrote to me: "I have a dishwasher that is not secure in its spot. If I pull both trays out at the same time it almost tips over. While I had a plumber here for something else I had him look at it and he said it needed to be secured with screws into […]
DEAR TIM: Pieces of granite tile countertop edge at my kitchen sink have fallen off. None of the pieces of granite have been damaged or cracked. I need a simple fix to reinstall the tiles. Is there a way to do this so the tiles will stay attached to the wood substrate for years and […]
Dion Kennard lives in the Bahamas. The land of milk and honey sea and surf and humidity. Here's his story: "When we built our house we had a local contractor build our kitchen cabinets and prepare and install our counter tops. They are 1/2" thick Formica sheets in a dark stone color. Unfortunately he polished them […]
Elaine Maxam has a new kitchen remodel going on at her Clermont, FL home. Her new granite top has a crack in it and the installers tried a field repair. Let her tell you the tale: "We hired a company to install kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops after a recent fire. The granite installation has […]
"While you can do many things no matter how the bar will be oriented, I feel it's very important for you to consider who'll be the bartender." Wet Bar Ideas Checklist hot and cold water and a real drain what direction bartender faces the height of working bar and serving bar critical ample storage for […]