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Countertop Lift

Shannon and Gail Macklin
Flagstaff, Arizona

The cabinets in our master bathroom are only 29 inches high, and I wanted taller ones, but we couldn't afford new cabinets. Instead, my husband and I pulled off the countertop, framed up the existing cabinets by 3½ inches, and replaced the countertop. We found faux-wood trim at The Home Depot that was very close to the cabinet color and attached it with finishing nails around the new framing. Looks like it has always been there. We spent a total of $35 and had it done in four hours.

What the Macklins Saved: $450
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