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Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

Get details and costs on top counter materials to help you narrow down the choices for your kitchen Full Story
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windingcreek_creations
We had a laminate slate counter in our last kitchen and I loved it with white painted cabinets, black granite sink and copper accents. Laminate will always be my counter top because the choices are endless and they are surprisingly durable. Who chops without a cutting board? And how hard is it to lay a hot pad, hot plate or cutting board down for scorching hot pots and pans? Saying all of that, we looked at a home for sale and the owners laid large, marble tile on their counters, with a very narrow grout lines. It was beautiful, DIY installed, and tons cheaper. I filed that one away for future use.
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tree1110
Whenever I see any kind of tile on counter tops, I cringe. I am a microbiologist and the grout lines on tile are quite possibly full of more bacteria than you would find in a bathroom toilet. Unless you take a toothbrush and scrub out the grout lines with bleach daily it's filthy. It seems to be very popular but I don't think people are aware of just how dirty it is. Laminate is my choice mostly because it's cheap, it's beautiful (now a days) and easily replaceable if you decide you want something different. It's also one of the most forgiving and durable materials ever. I live in a home that is 30 years old and this year we will be putting in new laminate counters.... this is the first time they've been replaced.
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georgehoo
Thanks! Looking forward to see the design effort put in....and then I will add solar heating to it hahaha
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chookchook2
It's cold here today. Colder than usual for August. Electric heater is on but I'm shivering.
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Hiring a Home Inspector? Ask These 10 Questions

How to make sure the pro who performs your home inspection is properly qualified and insured, so you can protect your big investment Full Story
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onthecoast1
ChickieD, you can place a bid with the contingency that your bid only stands if the home passes inspection; that way, your bid is no longer binding if something is wrong that the seller is not willing to negotiate on. It's nuts to pay for an inspection on every home you're considering bidding on.
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dreamdoctor
I am one of those people that find too many things wrong (the realtors cringe when they see me coming) - the clients get "buy it " fever and stop taking you along. Then they call you up to tell them what is wrong so you can fix it after they buy it. Doing things right is not easy or fast. Try to not buy a pre-owned home less then ten years old - that is when the real troubles begin to be come "obvious".
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