Find: Easy, Affordable Countertop Revamp!
Feb 18, 2010
Countertops can make or break a kitchen. If you're the unlucky owner of dated counters in an otherwise nice kitchen, you're probably facing a dilemma. You don't want the expense of replacement, nor the hassle of a time-consuming DIY fix like painting. If you think you might sell the house within a few years, it seems foolish to invest in high-end stone tops.
Modern Masters Countertop Transformations is a new product available at Lowe's. In 4-6 hours of active DIY time, it creates a stone look over laminate countertops (even if you have a wood or metal edge) for around $250. It's easy to do yourself. Check out the how-to video.
These before-and-after shots came from their site. I'm not sure they illustrate the dramatic results you could achieve in say, an 80s kitchen with worn mauve tops, or the effectiveness of this change combined with a coat of paint on old cabinets. The potential is great.
The kit is available in five colors and includes all of the specialized materials and equipment needed to complete the project. Some basic tools like paint rollers, trays, painter's tape, and gloves are also required, so unless you have that stuff on hand you'll be spending a little bit more. Not sure how it will look? Try uploading a picture of your kitchen here and trying out the various colors.—Diane
Need some ideas to spiff up your kitchen? I can help, with an eDecor Plan. Cosmetic redesigns for kitchens are $400 and include 3D renderings, color scheme development, an Inspiration Board with loads of cabinetry, furniture, hardware, fixture, and accessory ideas, and a to-do list that helps you get it all done on your own time schedule. Questions? Just email me. —Diane
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