Kitchen Makeover- (countertops)

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Hi friends,

I'm so excited to share the process of remodeling our kitchen. We gutted the entire house and started from scratch.

We tore out the entire kitchen; flooring, cabinets, back splash and island. We were planning on purchasing new cabinets & countertops. Once we realized we would have to cut the bottom cabinets to get them out of our home, we decided to paint them and continue using them.

Here's the kitchen before we started anything. Desperately in need of some work!

I’ll show you a couple of the in-process photos of our kitchen.

We took the countertops off and painted the boxes white.

Once we reinstalled the bottom cabinets, my Husband started building the countertops. He used plywood and then added backer board to give them stability.

We laid tiles out across the top of the counter and used thinner tiles for the edges.

When we were happy with the look, we spread grout over the whole space, making sure to press it in between the tiles.

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  • Barbara
    on Jul 20, 2019

    What kind of paint & prep work on caninets?

  • I had those counters about 30 yrs ago, keeping the white grout clean is a nightmare, tile counters? no thank you!

    Were you going for a retro look?

  • Ruth
    on Jul 20, 2019

    Is the tile itself adhered to the counter (before the grout is spread between them)?

    If so how? Thank you!

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  • Patty Brooks
    on Mar 23, 2019

    I love, love, love white tile in a kitchen, so clean and fresh looking! Great job!

  • Karen
    on Jul 27, 2019

    Love Love It!! Pretty and so eye catching!!

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