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.
Learn how to sanitize and protect your butcher block with these easy DIY steps.
Skip the kitchen design center and head to the paint department for a totally new look for your laminate countertops.
Love the look of marble? Read this guide to gain some stylish ideas for adding a touch of the luxe stone with fewer worries.
Find inspiration in these stunning surfaces—some timeless, some trendy, many DIY-able!
Carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a couple replace their laminate countertop with butcher block. Then he demonstrates how to apply a mineral oil finish to it.
Cutting granite for kitchen countertops whether indoors or outdoors—is a DIY-able job. But there are some caveats to consider before getting started.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor learns how quartz countertops are manufactured and then helps install one in a homeowner’s kitchen.
Read our guide to kitchen countertop options, which looks at cost, appearance, and durability in essential work surfaces.
Read our guide to learn how to add more counter space to your kitchen with a breakfast bar.
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.
Countertop manufacturer Paul Grothouse shows Norm the right way to install the new teak island top for the kitchen
Norm travels to the Pennsylvania workshop of Paul Grothouse to see the dovetail key joinery of the kitchen’s waterfall-edge wood countertop, then back to Cambridge where the whole crew lends a hand getting it into the house and in place
Norm Abram travels to Germansville, Pennsylvania, to see how countertop fabricator Paul Grothouse is crafting a beautiful 3-inch teak island top for the house
No time to build it before Thanksgiving? Pick a readymade model that works for you
When wood counters lose their good looks, here’s how to make them beautiful again, and keep them looking that way
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner select a new countertop
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns how to create concrete kitchen counters
From types of wood to maintenance, our experts help you weigh your options before putting in a wood kitchen countertop.
Combine iron threaded pipe and butcher block to create a kitchen centerpiece.
With the look of natural stone, minus the maintenance, quartz countertops give granite a run for its money.
The experts at This Old House explain how to find a quarried countertop that suits your home, your budget, and your cooking style
Placed at the heart of the cook space, these multipurpose units can enhance a kitchen's utility and appearance.
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns important maintenance tips from stone countertop contractor Jason Keefe
From our new Hammer It Out series: Create a stately and sophisticated gathering place for mixing and serving drinks
The stuff of retro 1950s kitchens is looking cool again, thanks to new patterns and vibrant colors.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for fabricating a stylish new plastic-laminate kitchen countertop.
Searching for the right look for your next kitchen build? Here are 13 great designs to inspire and inform
Quick tips for repairing damaged laminate counters with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.
This traditional kitchen topper is easy for a do-it-yourselfer to install
Easy ways to cut costs, not corners, on some of the most high-end home-improvement projects