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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.
Stencils are an inexpensive and impressive way to embellish many surfaces. Applying stencils to kitchen countertops and continuing the design onto the backsplash is a creative way to customize your kitchen. Be sure to seal your stenciling with at least 3 coats of clear urethane to protect the design for years to come.
Call the following manufacturers if you would like to receive some beautiful color literature illustrating all the colors, patterns, styles, etc. of plastic laminate and edge treatments. Be sure to ask for both pieces of literature. In almost all instances, they will tell you the location of their closest dealer.
Do you know someone who hasn't experienced or seen plastic laminate, especially in countertops? I can't think of a soul. Plastic laminate counters dominated the kitchen countertop market for years. They had virtually no competition. They are still immensely popular today, as they offer a durable surface which is quite affordable. Plastic laminate can also offer a huge return on investment. Recent published figures show that a minor kitchen remodeling job offers a 98 percent return on your remodeling dollar. A minor kitchen remodeling job almost always includes a new plastic laminate countertop.