Do you know when to replace your countertops?

Countertop When most people buy their dream home they aren’t thinking about when they’ll need to replace the countertops, but eventually-they do. Generally, it’s time to
upgrade your countertops when they no longer match the design vision of your home, are too difficult to maintain or damaged beyond repair, but how do you know if and when your countertops are damaged beyond repair? This article will help you better understand when your countertops need to be repaired versus when they just need a little “TLC.”


So let’s get to it, countertops sporting deep cracks or pitted areas should be replaced. A countertop with small scratches or scuffs is perfect for repair. You can repair chipped stone countertops by saving the fragments and securing them back with epoxy glue. This may prove to be an inexpensive way to revitalize your countertops while also saving time.  


if you want to revive your countertops, but money is tight, consider breathing life back into your existing surfaces with a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project. There are plenty of countertop design ideas on Pinterest you could use to ignite your imagination. From small DIY projects to full kitchen and home make-overs.
So, it doesn’t matter if you are looking to replace your countertops, or if you’re just looking give them a fresh look, the bottom line is… remember to do your homework before going shopping. Determine if your countertops can be revived or simply need to be replaced. If you do need new countertops, be sure to shop with proper measurements to help estimate material costs.

DIY Granite Cleaning Spray!

We’ve talked a lot before about how important it is to clean your granite counter tops. While they do resist quite a bit, damage can be possible over time; so it’s crucial to take great care of it! Finding a cleaner can be confusing however, as many are not aware that household cleaning products and acidic substances will actually ruin it! So we found a solution; make your own!


What you’ll need: 

  • 1/2 cup of alcohol
  • 10 drops of Mrs. Meyers Concentrated Cleaner
  • 2 cups of water
  • 10-15 drops of essential oils

All you have to do is mix everything together! For oils, we love lavender and peppermint. While the oils aren’t necessary, it provides a better smell vs. strictly the smell of alcohol. Be sure to shake the mixture well before use. Spray directly on your counter top and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it off. And poof, you’re good!