Countertop Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring countertop ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
All About High-End Concrete Countertops
Considering concrete countertops for your next kitchen remodel, but not sure where to begin? Read this guide to learn everything you need to know about introducing this strong and stylish material as part of your kitchen renovation.
Marble Accent Trends to Try in Your Home
Love the look of marble? Read this guide to gain some stylish ideas for adding a touch of the luxe stone with fewer worries.
15 Beautiful Kitchen Countertop Ideas and Designs
Find inspiration in these stunning surfaces—some timeless, some trendy, many DIY-able!
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.
Buying Guide for Butcher-Block Kitchen Islands
No time to build it before Thanksgiving? Pick a readymade model that works for you
How to Choose a Countertop
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner select a new countertop
All About Wood Countertops
From types of wood to maintenance, our experts help you weigh your options before putting in a wood kitchen countertop.
How to Build a Butcher-Block Island
Combine iron threaded pipe and butcher block to create a kitchen centerpiece.
Quartz Countertops: Buying Guide, Costs, and Care
With the look of natural stone, minus the maintenance, quartz countertops give granite a run for its money.
All About Stone Countertops
The experts at This Old House explain how to find a quarried countertop that suits your home, your budget, and your cooking style
All About Kitchen Islands
Placed at the heart of the cook space, these multipurpose units can enhance a kitchen's utility and appearance.
All About Laminate
The stuff of retro 1950s kitchens is looking cool again, thanks to new patterns and vibrant colors.
How to Build a Laminate Counter
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for fabricating a stylish new plastic-laminate kitchen countertop.
Butcher Block Buying Guide
Butcher block can be made out of nearly any wood—or any combination of woods—configured with its grain showing on the flat, on the edge, or on the end. Here are some of our favorite looks and colors for a kitchen accent
11 Ways to Save While You Splurge
Easy ways to cut costs, not corners, on some of the most high-end home-improvement projects