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Cost of Refinishing Countertops Versus Replacing Them with New

If the kitchen countertops in your home are old and worn, you may be wondering what to do with them. The debate about the cost of refinishing countertops versus tearing them out and replacing them with new granite or quartz countertops is never-ending, and one of the most important first questions we'll explore. Is refinishing…
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What Factors Affect Granite Countertop Prices for Kitchens?

Not all granite countertops cost the same and as a buyer, you should understand what differences exist, to help you make a better a buying decision. Prices range from about $100 per square foot to over $200 per square foot.  In this countertops guide article, you’ll learn what factors affect granite countertop prices for kitchens.…
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How to Find and Hire a Professional Countertop Installer

If you are thinking about getting new countertops for your kitchen or bathroom, keep in mind that the quality of the installation is a crucial factor in how those countertops will look and perform in the years ahead. Your kitchen counters for instance are the focal point of the entire room and with a substandard…
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Can You Install Your own New Countertop?

As you start crunching the numbers on the cost of your new kitchen countertop, you might be thinking about installing it yourself. After all, not only might you learn some new skills along the way, the idea of saving money is always an attractive thought. Is countertop installation a do it yourself project?  Does hiring…
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How Much do Different Countertops Cost?

Once you’ve established the budget for your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project, the next step is to identify the types of countertops that fit into the budget.  Knowing how much different countertops cost may also help you decide just how much countertop space makes sense for you, allowing you to rework the plans early in…
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Which Type of Kitchen Countertop is Right for You?

[caption id="attachment_1257" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Clean Kitchen Countertops[/caption] The choice of countertop material isn’t an easy one for most homeowners because there are so many fantastic options. To make a decision you’ll love now and continue to be happy with in the years to come, you’ll need to be familiar with each type, its pros and…
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