Countertop How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our countertop step-by-step tips & ideas.
How to Clean Butcher Block Surfaces
Learn how to sanitize and protect your butcher block with these easy DIY steps.
How To Paint Laminate Countertops
Skip the kitchen design center and head to the paint department for a totally new look for your laminate countertops.
How to Cut a Granite Countertop
Cutting granite for kitchen countertops whether indoors or outdoors—is a DIY-able job. But there are some caveats to consider before getting started.
How To Build a DIY Breakfast Bar
Read our guide to learn how to add more counter space to your kitchen with a breakfast bar.
How to Make a Concrete Countertop
Concrete countertops are gaining popularity in kitchens and bathrooms, and they also cost a fraction of what other traditional countertops cost. Kevin O’Connor explains how to make them.
How to Build Custom Concrete Countertops
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns how to create concrete kitchen counters
How to Make a Hypertufa Table
This rugged stuff can weather spilled drinks, sticky hands, and even harsh winters. Use it to make a versatile outdoor table that will last for years
How to Maintain a Stone Countertop
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns important maintenance tips from stone countertop contractor Jason Keefe
How to Repair Laminate Counters
Quick tips for repairing damaged laminate counters with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.
How to Make a DIY Butcher Block Countertop
Warm up the look of your kitchen with this easy-to-install surfacing.
How to Install a Soapstone Countertop
This traditional kitchen topper is easy for a do-it-yourselfer to install
How to Laminate a Countertop
Laminate is inexpensive, comes in hundreds of designs, and makes a convenient work surface. Best of all, you can install it just six hours