Kitchen Remodeling

Part III: Paper Countertops and Concrete Countertops

If you’re looking for a durable, eco-friendly countertop with rich beautiful colors look now further than paper countertops by Richlite.  These tops are made from Forest Stweardship(FSC) certified wood pulp and/or post consumer recycled cardboard cured in a phenolic resin.  Ok, now I know you might be saying to yourself “Paper countertops? durable?  Who does […]

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Part II: Quartz Kitchen Countertops (and cousins)

Quartz Quartz tops are a man made slab consisting of crushed quartz stone bound in a resin.  They are very strong and durable.  They are, generally speaking, more costly than natural stone tops.  One of the reasons for this is that slabs of quartz are produced in smaller sizes than natural stone.  Therefore it can take […]

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Part I: Granite & Stone Kitchen Countertops

Granite, marble, limestone and soapstone are the most common choices in this category.  Granite is an igneous rock (formed by cooling volcanic flows) that is extremely dense.  It is usually polished although some countertop fabricators are offering interesting patterns (like “leather”) that has more of a matte textured finish.  Granite is very resistant to scratches and […]

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Which Countertop Material for my Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Kitchen countertops are always a critical choice for a kitchen remodeling project.  There are many different brands and manufacturers and you might feel a bit overwhelmed with the number of choices. Because of the number of choices available I’m going to break this article down into multiple articles, each one delving more in depth into […]

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Kitchen Remodeling Design Tip

This article contains good common sense tips to designing a kitchen remodeling project on a budget.

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Hot Kitchen? or Not?

This article is reproduced with permission from the author: friend and colleague Paul Lesieur of Silvertree Construction, a kitchen and bath remodeler in the Twin Cities. When considering to makeover your Twin Cities kitchen did you know that many prize winning designs were done at the low and mid-level price range? Its like cooking, its not the […]

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How to Absolutely Screw Up Your Remodel

Remodeling always presents challenges, the ones that come up most are budget constraints, incomplete plans, a skill set not up to the task. Let’s look at these concerns and learn a few things.

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Determining a Kitchen Remodeling Budget

It is very important to determine a budget for any home improvement project, and kitchen remodeling is no exception. A word of caution: I spent several hours researching kitchen remodeling cost and budgeting on the internet to gather data for this article.  I ran into a couple websites that gave square footage pricing for kitchen remodeling.  […]

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