DIY Kitchen Countertop ideas

Gathering ideas for your kitchen countertops? We can help you find the right countertops for you with the best ideas, tips, and hacks that Hometalk has to offer. Check out our top, new, and best kitchen countertop projects, as well as our DIY video tutorials, and discussion boards. We can't wait to see what you create!

Countertop Ideas for Kitchens

Choose a suitable material

You can choose from many different materials. Granite, tile, and wood are a few of the options suitable for varying uses and types of kitchen.

Combine the countertop and walls

Consider the rest of your kitchen décor when choosing a countertop. The best color is one that works well with the cabinets and walls.

Take the grout color into account

You might be surprised at the difference that the grout color makes. Do you want it to stand out or to blend in perfectly with the tiles?

Pick a color that you love

Choose from a huge variety of colors for countertops. There is no need to stick to plain colors, as patterned or veined models look fantastic.

Think about mixing materials

You don’t need to use only one material or color. Try a contrasting look in different parts of the room if it is a big kitchen.

Top Projects for Kitchen & Dining Room Countertops

You'll find our top DIY kitchen countertop projects here. Check them out.

Kitchen & Dining Room Countertops Videos

Here is a collection of DIY video tutorials on kitchen countertops.

Concrete Tabletop

​Concrete surfaces and accents fit well with all kinds of styles - from the cool, modern industrial to the warm, inviting farmhouse. But the perception of back-breaking 80 pound bags of concrete mix, a plumage of dust clouds, and messy mixing is enough to turn off plenty of casual DIY'ers. Skimcoating with a featherfinish over an existing surface gives you the look and feel of concrete without the headaches and backaches.

DIY Granite Countertop Makeover

We were looking for a cost-effective way to make our old outdated countertops look new without spending a whole lot of money.Using the Giani Granite Countertop Kit, we did just that!

New Kitchen & Dining Room Countertops Projects

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