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How to fix hole in laminate kitchen counter top after smaller stove top installed

After replacing our old burners that had a separate area for the knobs, there are rather large holes that I am trying to fix. The bigger being around 500x100 mm the smaller around 500x30mm but is next ...
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What should I use to seal between granite countertops?

My kitchen has granite countertops and upstands. The sealant between the individual countertop pieces and between the countertops and upstands requires renewing. What kind of sealant should I use ? ...
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Bottom cabinet and top questions

I want a deeper countertop than I currently have so I want to pull the lower cabinets away from the wall and re-anchor them. Then top off with a deeper new countertop. I already plan to purchase a new ...
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How can I secure my dishwasher in its opening under a granite countertop?

My dishwasher is mounted under one of those granite countertops. When I open the door and pull out a shelf, the whole unit leans forward towards me. There's a metal tab that's been bent to keep it ...
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What is a good way to reclaim counter space from an inbuilt draining board? [closed]

My sink has an inbuilt draining board like this. The draining board is useless to me because I also have a dishwasher, which drains the dishes after they are washed. Small jobs get washed and dried ...
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Base cabinet ends at window trim [closed]

Im planning on converting a small "office" space next to our kitchen into a walkin pantry. the wall is 95" long however on the corner there is an exterior window. the window trim starts ...
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Designing kitchen layout [closed]

I would like to better understand the principles for designing kitchen layout, optimizing it for better functionality. I would appreciate advice, weblinks as well as book suggestions - anything that ...
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How to a cut out a hob hole in a kitchen worktop with a router?

I have a T5 router and can get a 1/4-Inch Shank Double Flute 50mm long Straight Grooving Bit, clearly, I will need to make many passes as the router/bit would not cope with a single deep pass. I have ...
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External propane hose access method in outdoor kitchen

Building outdoor kitchen. Plan to hook up two gas tanks with regulator w/ auto-changeover to three devices via a 3 way splitter. Two appliances are built-ins connected internally (griddle, grill) ...
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How can I secure under counter sink studs to an existing granite counter top?

I have an under counter kitchen sink that has fallen. The original installer had it hanging on the bottom of the faucet. I've purchased gorilla glue ultimate construction adhesive and some "studs&...
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How do i fix this countertop hole? [duplicate]

I have this decent size hole in my counter top. I have no idea in the home improvement world so anything would help. How do I fix this so it's not noticeable? Thanks!
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What is this yellow-white board?

In photo below, originally from this video, is a dude working on a yellow-white board for a counter top. What material is it?
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What should I do with my wood countertop edge strips, in preparation for laminate installation

I'm planning on replacing the laminate sheet on my kitchen countertops. I plan to use Formica, and their IdealEdge edging for the sides. These laminate edges are kinda precision, with the goal being ...
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How can I repair this water damage area in my "laminate"(?) countertop near my sink?

I'm renting and don't want to have to pay my landlord for an expensive countertop replacement, so I'd like to know how this can be fixed. Also, there is some potential replacement material hidden ...
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Cost-effective DIY countertop/worktop

I have made some kitchen-style cabinets for my office and have done it in a cost effective way. I am now wanting to adorn it with a worktop that is reasonably hardwearing. I am wanting it to be a ...
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How to repair a chipped granite countertop

We've recently moved into a house and the previous owner was rough on the granite countertop around the kitchen sink: The edge: The corner: I've been advised that if I use epoxy it will yellow (the ...
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Caulking around top edge of counters

We had a new house built, within a month of taking ownership the caulking started cracking and the countertops look like they’re pulling away from the wall, as much as 3/8th of an inch! They are ...
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Installing New Undermount Sink Under Existing Countertop

I'm doing initial research into replacing our existing sink. Pictured below: We absolutely hate the double basin sink since the bigger side doesn't have the garbage disposal and barely gets used. ...
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Target bag ink on polycrylic counter top

A Target bag was left on my counter and the ink from the bag transferred on to it. My counter tops are painted laminate sealed with Polycrylic. How do I get the ink off without completely destroying ...
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Advice on installing bar top on half wall

I am preparing to attach a piece of butcher clock (about 42" L x 18" W) to the top of a half wall that w recently built partially across the entryway to our kitchen. I'm trying to figure out ...
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Removing faucet from kitchen

I have a faucet that leaks at the valve, and I would like to remove that faucet to replace it with a new one. The trouble is that it is mounted tightly between the wall and the sink, so there is very ...
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Replace kitchen base unit under quartz worktop

Can I replace a kitchen base unit without affecting the rest of the kitchen? It’s a 1000mm unit on legs, on the end of a 2600 stretch. There’s an end panel on the left, a built in oven and hob to the ...
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Trimming the edge of hardwood (birch wood) with straight edge router bit

I'm trying to trim the edge of a 1 and 1/2 inches thick butcher block counter top with a straight edge router bit. However, the router doesn't seem to cut into the wood but it sound more like the ...
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Can I still salvage my water damaged counter top?

My faucet has dipped significantly due to my old wood counter top wearing down from water over time. Here's how it looks right now I went out Home Depot and purchased a countermate in attempts to ...
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Fixing / treating wood surface in kitchen

I recently moved into a new house and the wooden kitchen work surface looks like it has some marks / damage where it has either been wet for an extended period of time or something has been left on it ...
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Leveling countertop for quartz

I had a Formica countertop that originally had an edge with a raised bar. I removed the Formica and the raised bar - it was made up of a stack of 2x4s that I removed - the last 2x4 that I left was ...
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Time efficient clean up of large areas and small but important areas

I have: a large area/wall with tiles (bathroom) and a smaller area with tiles on top and around the kitchen/food counter. The grout etc is fine, I was wondering what is an efficient way for general ...
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How to install butcher block island top with stove in the middle?

I'm currently building out a kitchen island and am running into a design dilemma. The island will consist of two 24" wide Ikea Sektion cabinets, each supported and anchored to the floor using 3 ...
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Quartz Installer refuses to use a dual mount sink - only undermount?

The company installing my quartz countertops says that the sink I provided, a dual mount ( https://www.elkay.com/products/hddsb33229tr3.html ) is not usable and that I must provide a true undermount. ...
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How to "fill" hole in sink countertop

We have a countertop of what feels like solid stone and I am guessing is some kind of engineered quartz: Is it possible to "fill in" a hole that has been drilled in this type of material or ...
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How do I support a granite countertop over a dishwasher?

I'm currently designing a kitchen for myself - I'm going to be building all of the cabinetry, and I'd like to install a granite countertop. The counter will probably be 2cm thick as I'm told this is a ...
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Will I need to redo/repair drywall if I renovate my kitchen entirely?

So my girlfriend and I bought a new house and we're renovating the kitchen entirely. We do business with a fairly high-end company that will take care of things like counters, cabinets, ceramic on the ...
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Is there a non-glossy silicone for granite backsplashes?

We recently had LEATHERED granite countertops installed. We are waiting for the majority of the kitchen backsplashes to be cut to height in order to fit under existing wall tile, but one piece was ...
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How can I tell if the home I just bought has real wood countertops?

I am wanting to resurface my countertops but I do not want to ruin them. How can I tell if they are real wood countertops?
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How to access hole behind kitchen cabinets?

Description: I have cabinets that run along the left hand side of the kitchen. They meet in a corner, where they turn to meet my stove. Within that corner there is no shelving. Just an empty space ...
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Can granite countertops rest on plastic corner braces?

Some plastic corner braces included with Ready To Assemble cabinets have lips that sit on top of the plywood cabinet sides. Do these lips need removed in order to keep the granite from sitting on ...
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Sealing a laminate kitchen worktop

My kitchen laminate worktop easily stains (particularly tea stains) and has started to lift at a joint again. Can I apply some varnish to make it more repellent to tea stains and water or should I put ...
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Can I caulk the corner between stone countertop and stone backsplash?

Since I purchased this home a few months ago, we've noticed water from the sink can sit in this corner and possibly grow fungus or just leave mineral residue when it dries. We have tried to keep it ...
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Can water-based paint be applied to a concrete countertop?

I recently cast a concrete countertop using melamine moulds. Overall, I'm happy with the cast slab but the colour turned out different than what I was aiming for. I was using white cement, aiming for ...
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Is there a minimum required distance between window and kitchen countertops?

I'm planning on a kitchen remodel which will reduce the existing space between a window and the countertop. There is a required electrical outlet in this space. I was wondering if there is any ...
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Can this heat damage to Silestone countertop be (easily) repaired?

We cooked some meat in a sous vide for Christmas dinner. Unfortunately we must have forgotten to place a trivet underneath the stock pot we used and so there appears to be some heat damage to our ...
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Hole in granite countertop for kitchen faucet slightly small

The hole for a faucet in my granite countertop is 1 1/4 inch. This limits my selection for faucets. I'm wondering if I can make the hole bigger without spending an arm and a leg. I have lots of ...
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Should hardwood floors go all the way to wall under kitchen cabinets?

I’m putting in hardwood floors and I am at the spot where kitchen cabinets would go. The last strip is going to be narrower than whole flooring boards, and usually I would rip the boards going ...
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What are the standard dimensions for fridges in the US?

I just want to know whatever I can about the (seemingly) existing efforts to standardize fridge sizes. I found this question (Refrigerator enclosure dimensions), but I'm looking more for a list of ...
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How far should the recessed lights be from 24” kitchen cabinets?

Most of the info on the web calls for lights to be centered at the counter’s edge. However, my upper cabinets are going to be 24” deep - basically matching the counter. The upper cabinets, as well as ...
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Can I use a sander or grinder to polish quartz countertop edges?

I had a quartz countertop installed, however they did a poor job where it was cut. They used max 200 grit sandpaper with an angle grinder. Also they applied a sealer and now it has some kind of ...
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Heat Damage to Laminate Counter-top Near Gas Range

While deep cleaning our new home, after closing, my wife and discovered what looks like some heat damage to the counter-top next to the gas range. The house was fully renovated about 2 years ago, ...
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Trying to install countertop/bar on an existing halfwall

Being the poor person I am, I am trying to slowly upgrade my kitchen whenever able. My parents got new counter tops and saved their old formica counters for me. I currently have an L shaped half wall ...
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Tiling kitchen spashback with gap between worktop and wall

I'm planning on tiling a kitchen splashback (first time tiling project). Unfortunately due to curvature of the wall, there is a gap between the worktop and the wall. This varies in thickness between ...
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What type of material is my countertop made of and how should I clean/maintain it?

Countertop was installed when before we moved in. It has a solid black appearance, when wiping with stone cleaner, it will be shiny but will dry to a matte finish. Also stains do not appear while wet, ...

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