Remodeling can Pay for Itself

Remodeling your home can be a very exciting time, but when certain issues arise, they can then become very stressful. Most people choose to remodel areas in the house like the kitchen and the bathroom. From a resell standpoint of you, remodeling your kitchen and bathroom wall at the most resell value for your buck.

Replacing your countertops with up-to-date countertops, is one of the best investments you can make for your kitchen. You have many options when trying to decide on the right countertop material for your home. Some of the options include expensive granite, or inexpensive Formica.

Formica is a brand of laminate countertop that is durable, inexpensive, and easy to install. You can find Formica countertops at most retail hardware stores such as Lowe’s, and Home Depot. Most hardware stores also carry many Formica samples that you can take home with you to compare to your houses style, and colors.

When you are going to take formica chips, or samples home with you, it is a good idea to take at least 10 at a time. Look through all 10 samples carefully and narrowed down to the one that you think you would want to use as your countertop color and texture. Once you have narrowed it down, it is a good idea to sleep on it for the night. If you wake up the following morning and you still feel like the sample you chose is the right choice, then by all means, get that countertop.

A few points that make laminate countertops so popular in homes today, is the fact that they are extremely durable, scratch resistant and inexpensive. You will find laminate countertops and a majority of new construction homes, older homes, and newly remodeled homes. Formica countertops are a gray countertop for the do-it-yourselfer as well, as they are extremely easy to install.

Remember that it is very important to take your time when selecting a countertop that you will be using for your kitchen. It is an important decision, and should not be taken lightly. You can always hire help to help you if you cannot figure out what color, or design that you should use for your new countertops in your home.

Micah Calhounda has been decorating homes for 15 years, and has several more kitchen countertop ideas. Look at a few more laminate countertop ideas for free at his blog.

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