We have updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Effective July 1

Countertop Planning

Prepare for your next countertop project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.


Filed under:

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 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 decide what’s best for your wood kitchen countertop.

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

Kitchen islands are multipurpose units that can enhance a kitchen's utility and appearance. Find our best kitchen island ideas here.
Mark Powers builds a home bar

How to Build a Home Bar

From our Hammer It Out series: Create a stately and sophisticated gathering place for mixing and serving drinks

All About Laminate

The stuff of retro 1950s kitchens is looking cool again, thanks to new patterns and vibrant colors.