What are cheap ways to do a backsplash and countertop makeover?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 26, 2017

  • Achla Bahl Madan Achla Bahl Madan on Mar 13, 2017
    If you do a lot of cooking, granite or Corian like slabs is still the best choice for counter top. If you are not into cooking that opens up other materials even butcher block, hardwood like walnut, Formica or similar material. For backsplash it usually needs to be a wipe able material, the only area that gets water is behind the sink, stainless steel sheet or any other metal, if one uses brass or other metal have them with clear polythene coating so that they do not rust/oxidize. Ceramic or glass tiles are excellent choice but are costly. They can be limited to cove and back of stove and sink, glossy paint too will last for some time. Achla from ACHLA Designs

  • AMA Designs & Interiors AMA Designs & Interiors on Mar 14, 2017
    Hello -- for backsplash, porcelain and ceramic are good materials to keep the cost down. Check local tile places, they might have an outlet available too. As for countertops, the new generation of formica looks amazing! Especially if you choose a bullnose or a special edge. I just used the formica in a project and we splurged on the glass backsplash to make it a little extra special (see picture below). If you want real stone, you can find good prices on granite. Best of luck to you! - Amanda M. Amato of AMA Designs & Interiors LLC

  • Judy H. Judy H. on Mar 18, 2017
    Wow! This is great! A definite "DO" for my kitchen! THANKS!

  • Andrea Andrea on Apr 16, 2017
    How much did it cost you?