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How to finish white laminate kitchen countertop butted up to a wall? [closed]

Does anybody know where I can get a simple white endsplash/sidesplash for a kitchen counter? I have a white laminate countertop with integrated backsplash that I am going to use to replace an existing ...
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How to locally re-stain a wooden countertop?

I have a large wooden countertop that was badly damaged. It seems that in order to remove a stain, it was sanded or even scratched (as it is uneven) quite deep. It results on a large section with no ...
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Shaving off an edge of quartz countertop

I just received a new range, and it turns out that it's just the tiniest bit too large for the cutout (see photos). I need to shave off a little bit of the countertop to fit the range, and I'd rather ...
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How can I fill the voids between the pebbles in a polished stone aggregate kitchen countertop?

My brother is renting a house with an L-shaped kitchen countertop that appears to be made of lots of little (1/4" and smaller) stones held together by . a very hard glass-type binder and polished ...
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How to cut a large piece of marble 1” thick

I went to demolish and remove a 8'x4' pool table in our basement and discovered the top slab is marble. If it is even possible, we thought it would be cool to turn it into a bar top that we plan to ...
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Kitchen Island Counter Support

I am installing a 10ft kitchen island. The island will house the dishwasher and a sink. I will need support bars since it will have a 15inch overhang for seating. Does the island need a pony wall ...
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How Can I Fix this Dark Spot on Marble Countertop?

Have asked a local marble countertop repairman and he has no idea. Unfortunately was a mistake I made within a week of moving into the house :/ Left a lemon there. So initially tried to use a poultice ...
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Determining Type of Adhesive for Edge of New Countertop

I'd like to re-adhere the edge of this countertop to the counter. In searching for an answer, I found this post where it was recommended that a. the edge be taken completely off prior to re-adhering ...
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How do I resolve a soft close drawer mechanism not working correctly?

I just moved in to a new house and 2 of the soft-close drawers don't work correctly. The model is Blum (it's an older version I think). It looks like the one in the picture, and the issue is that the ...
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Should I be able to see the seam on an L-shaped Quartz countertop?

I'm trying to get feedback on if this seam is expected from install of an L-shaped countertop. I understand that a seam is needed, but I wasn't sure that it was going to be this noticeable. Is there ...
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How to cover gaps between cabinets?

We purchased our home not too long ago, and in the kitchen there's a large gap between the cabinets themselves. There's a whole open space back there, and we have cats so I've been trying to come up ...
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How to make a flush in-counter cutting board?

Our 1980s home had a old glass cutting board with metal frame. We just took it out and now there is a hole in the counter. The counter is some kind of inexpensive laminate. We don't want to replace ...
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Will my custom table frame support a soapstone top?

I’m having a custom dining table made. The base will be white oak and measure approximately 68x38. The top is going to be soapstone and is 3cm thick and weighs approximately 500 lbs. The stone ...
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Cracks or fissures on island? Is this normal and acceptable work for quartzite island?

We’re wrapping up our first home renovation and I’m unsure if this is normal or not. I noticed some cracks (or fissures?) in our island (jadore quartzite), which stood out because they catch your ...
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At what step of drywall repair and painting should I caulk the countertop to the wall?

We recently had our kitchen countertop replaced with quartz. The installers did not caulk the countertop to the wall, presumably because there is damage to the drywall from the old backsplash being ...
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What is this material on my countertops, and how can I remove it?

I just purchased a fixer-upper that needs a lot of work. While it's not the peak of my list of current concerns, I'm worried about this material on the countertop. It seems to be some sort of very ...
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How to deal with the mold in kitchen

How do I deal with this in kitchen Are all these just algae or something else ? Is it really harmful to health ? like we have to make sure it's 100% not there. Here you can see light grey colour stuff ...
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Granite countertop with 1" shims

We are remodeling our condo and replaced a damaged countertop. The current install has the granite countertop resting on roughly 1" of shims. Can the granite countertop last 10 years supported in ...
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Are these lines on my granite an issue?

I noticed these lines in my countertop when the sun was shining just right. I don’t know how long how they have been here, but just noticed. They appear to be on the surface and don’t match up with ...
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kitchen corner cabinet with sink has wasted space inside, looking for workarounds to salvage the lost space? [closed]

I have ordered custom made kitchen cabinets. The corner location was awkward for the design, also I got the wrong sink for this application in hindsight (36" Apron sink). When the carpenter got ...
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Help! Advice on what to do with this kitchen unit that has multiple water damage problems [closed]

Ok so, water damage is causing me grief with my kitchen sink unit and I'm not sure whether I can save it or whether it's time to ditch it and replace it completely. However I'm loath to completely ...
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What material is this countertop?

I have heard conflicting a assessments that this material is marble and granite. It has some etching from citrus acid as well as a square pattern on the underside of the counter Edit: below is a ...
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retrofitting an induction cooktop into a 'commercial-style' gas cooktop opening

I have a commercial-style gas cooktop ((ex)). The countertop surrounding it is granite and underneath is cabinetry. The cutout it was installed on is illustrated in the manual: What are my options ...
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I just bought a house and found this mold. What should I do about it? [closed]

I have found mold in the corner of the kitchen and it seems to have spread to the lower kitchen counter as well as the wall behind it. I can't see anything in the middle since there are some tiles. ...
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how to fill gap between tiled countertop and its wood molding?

I bought a home and it has a tiled counter top with a wood molding on it. now the gap between them is large and food goes in there plus it does not look good for rental. how do I fill it, got an ...
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Do epoxy and shelac-based paint mix well together?

I have a lot of clear epoxy resin intended for use on MDF or formica or partical board kitchen countertops. I want to dye half of the epoxy white and dye half of the epoxy grey and do a fake marble ...
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Moving Kitchen Worktop Cabinet Gap

I've got an L shaped worktop that's attached to my kitchen wall with cabinets underneath. Pretty standard stuff. There are two cutouts for white goods, where there's no cabinet but the worktop ...
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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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