Category: Kitchen

How to Build a Tile Countertop 1200 Miles Away

Hey, this kitchen looks nice! The cabinet color is attractive and the appliances are pretty slick. On second glance something seems off… Is that a ladder in the background? Wait! This kitchen is in...

The Ultimate Guide on How to Build a Tile Countertop

Do you love granite slab countertops, but not the price? Do you need a countertop surface that can take a beating? Cash strapped with champagne taste on a beer budget–this was my dilemma back...

How to Determine Countertop Overhang

When you are putting in a new countertop you need to determine how much of the countertop overhang should extend past the top of the cabinet. A general belief in home buying is you...

To Grout or Not to Grout: An Argument for a Granite Tile Countertop

This article is for those of you questioning the choice of allowing grout in a kitchen (or any!) countertop. This is the subject of many arguments online often ending with torches and pitchforks. Before...

Demo Day and Subfloor Problems

DEMO DAY!  Many of us totally connect with Chip Gaines’ battle cry (co-star of Fixer Upper on HGTV)  on the first day of any house remodel. There is an insane amount of progress in a very...

What is Wrong with this Kitchen?

Have you ever walked into a room and thought something was off? Sometimes it is hard to put your finger on it. Other times it is a big elephant in the room. Or wasted...

Planning to Remodel a House Two States Away

Suggestions for Success! Suggestion #1: Don’t do it! Suggestion #2: If you still want to despite the previous suggestion please read on. Hopefully, by the time you are done you will  decide to go...