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Kitchen Counters: Stunning, Easy-Care Engineered Quartz
There's a lot to like about this durable blend of quartz and resin for kitchen countertops, and the downsides are minimal
"natural stone would be more in demand than quartz. But I love my Praa Sands so much... install Praa Sands counters in new kitchen with white cabinets, and possibly a complimentary... had Praa Sands installed in my kitchen. Love it. I ordered mine in March. Thought we... natural stones. Wait--Samantha, you said that your *quartz* also causes holes? But... natural stone pattern on the peninsula and behind the stove, all the way to the ceiling..."
Your Kitchen: 10 Great Alternatives to Granite Counters
"VERY soft stone. It is an incredibly beautiful stone, but I wouldn't recommend using... these stones are rated for hardness, etc. A good stone yard not only has access to... natural stones. The new colors are awesome and I hope to see solid surface rebound... granite and stone countertop fabricator and I love soapstone. It only comes in black and... brittle a stone to use for counters, what information am I missing? It sounds terrific..."
Knotty to Nice: Painted Wood Paneling Lightens a Room's Look
Children ran from the scary dark walls in this spare room, but white paint and new flooring put fears and style travesties to rest
"feel like sanding down panel. Is it a must to sand it or can I just prime and paint?... 1940s stone cottage, the above-ground basement (playroom, guest room) had old knotty... After sanding, washing, and wiping clean again, and using one coat of Ben Moore's... Then sand the panneling with 150 grit sandpaper. Vacuume the wall, wipe down with... after some sanding, with a deglosser so the paint would adhear and not peel off. Of course..."
From the Pros: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Want a major new look for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets on a DIY budget? Don't pick up a paintbrush until you read this
"coats we sand with 3m sanding sponges (fine) spritzed with distilled water. Sandpaper... before sanding them? Wouldn't the sanding take off most of the oils, grime etc.?... natural stone. This is a cottage so we wanted to keep natural elements after painting... You can sand off these layers, but that is a very long process. It's much better to... a good sanding and a clear coat is very helpful to clean them up and give them new..."
Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials
"with wet sand paper. I would first tackle any build up with 180 grit sand paper. Then... engineered stone products like CaesarStone, etc., usually have the same type of seams... natural stone without the sealing required by granite, the care required by marble... homeowners, a stone/concrete/marble countertop could be a problem. We drop things. We stumble... against stone floors. I'll still choose laminate - a lot of bang for the buck and..."
Kitchen Countertops 101: Choosing a Surface Material
"man made stone. Ceasar stone is very forgiving.....is mid range priced yet fetches high... easy to sand out a scratch and then just put a little oil on it to make it disappear... of the stone ranges from almost black to medium gray to a dark blue-green, most with... year we sand them and apply mineral oil. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Contrary to your statement... about the stone needing to be sealed and that being a "con" is misleading. The sealer..."
What You Need to Know Before Painting Brick
Sure, painted brick can be a great look. But you need to take some risks into account. Here's how to paint brick like a pro
"have a stone fire place and the natural stone is a cold looking cement color. The... about stone? We have some interior stone facade work on our stairs and I don't like... lava-type stones . The stones were all ugly faded colors and it looked awful , not like... a bead/sand blaster. But this too can take a layer off the brick. A very helpful... "Pinkish Sand" color and that made the entire room and fireplace look dirty and dingy..."
3 Key Steps for Grouting That Looks Its Best
"to use sanded grout with this tile. Is this correct?" - Sanded grout can be used but... little sanded and un-sanded grout together 50/50 mix (same line same supplier) and... use a stone sealer with an enhancer to brighten up the stone finish. It is expensive... used a sanded gray grout. He waited two weeks to polish the grout and now it is a... to use sanded grout with this tile. Is this correct? If so and he did, is he supposed..."
How to Remodel Your Fireplace
"and RealStone systems stone panels up to the ceiling. While it wasn't what we set out... out at Stone Mountain Castings and Design. We do cast stone products and can make... and is stone. I'm not sure how to remove the stone or "Pizza Hut" slate hearth because... stacked stone. Realstone provides a 6"x24" panelized system that can be easily adhered... myriad of stone textures ands finishes you can create over the bricks using cement plasters..."
Gravel Driveways: Crunching the Pros and Cons
"in the stones, scattering of stones onto our lawn dreadful. I have friends who have... compacting sand and packed it down a bit. We then added the stone. We have had very... a red stone/gravel drive for 25 years and like it a lot. The color of the stone adds... the tiny stones are stuck in my tyres making the most irritating noise. While some gravel... lock the stones in place. I do not have a gravel drive nor even a house of my own, at..."
9 Ways to Make Your Yard More Fun for Kids
Draw the younger set outside while keeping grown-up spaces and style intact. Some of these ideas don’t even cost a dime!
"grass and sand, and the grade are not kid-friendly considering the amount of concrete... river sand and the other with pea gravel and he loved it. Then about every few weeks... bags of sand as he loved to use the hose to make it a bit wetter. He would spend hours... Water & sand in any configuration is always a good idea. Remember that childhood is... replace the sand. Hours if fun for the whole family. Love the bean teepee! Pictures 4,..."
3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes Wisely
Lost your way in the field of options for countertop and cabinet finishes? This advice will put your kitchen renovation back on track
"the Praa Sands turned out? For a pop of color and coordinate with the Praa Sands, I... tumbled stone splash. If your "feel" is "high end Hamptons" white cabinets and a marble... Ceasar stone Grey honed finish). I went with the light honed material as my countertop... hated stone countertops - when I asked her why, she said they reminded her of mausoleums... CaesarStone countertops can be repaired, filled. Everything will get ugly, dirty..."
How to Give Your Driveway and Front Walk More Curb Appeal
Prevent injuries and tire damage while making a great first impression by replacing or repairing front paths
"love. The stones are large, not like some of the small stones I've seen in Florida. I... chosen dark stone, the sun (when it finally appeared) would warm the stone and melt the... Slate Stone Pathway at Entrance, Orange "Pop" Door and Drought Tolerant Plants/Rock... and used stone chips on half the garden where the car goes the rest in lawn and borders... 8-12" of stone put on it. Let it sit for a year and settle with all of the traffic running..."
Houzz Call: What Have You Salvaged for Home Use?
If your floors, furniture, exterior materials or other home elements have a past life, we'd like to hear the story
"there. The stone is the stone around the Finque (small Catalunyan farm). The wood is recycled... wood, stone, metal pieces. I found a cast headboard and frame on the curb for garbage... little sanding. It lives on, among other things, on my wife's desktop, various bookcases... an 1851 stone farmhouse which formerly had a poorly constructed addition on it. We... original stone house and added a new addition on. The beams from the former kitchen..."
Wonderful Wood Countertops for Kitchen and Bath
Yes, you can enjoy beautifully warm wood counters near water sans worry (almost), with the right type of wood and sealer
"out and sand the counters down. You could try sanding wth the grain very close to... ago we sanded the counter to the bare wood and used Waterlox. It is a beautiful finish... lightly sand and apply more product to fix the mar. Although it looks better, to be... have to sand down to the original wood and refinish. It is a very durable finish.... isn't a stone that comes close, although I do like the combination of the two done..."