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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  • Kelly J. Tinney Kelly J. Tinney on Sep 08, 2021

    Why would you have to cut cabinets to get them out, and why would it matter if you initially planned to install new ones?

  • Micheal Micheal on Sep 09, 2021

    What did you do to finish the corners of the counter

  • Mary Mary on Sep 09, 2021


    What kind of whutpaint do you use


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  • Erin Erin on Sep 10, 2021

    Tile looks good until it starts to fail. My friend absolutely hated her tile tops when it started to break down. Dirty grout lines and water getting under the tiles.

  • Rose P Rose P on Sep 10, 2021

    I have tile counters which is what I could afford at the time. The grout does fail after time but I have painted it to give it a fresh look between regrouting.