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.

Declutter Your Kitchen Counters!

A chaotic kitchen = a chaotic mind. When your home isn’t organized, neither are you!

kitchen declutter

Why is keeping a clean kitchen always so difficult?

  • It’s hard-wired as a gathering place for the family.
  • It’s in a high traffic area of your home.
  • You’re always making messes with cooking; it’s just the truth!
  • It’s a meeting place for odds and ends (keys, mail, etc).

Here’s a few simple tips for de-cluttering your kitchen countertops. 

  • Remove the unnecessary. A huge cause of clutter is putting too many things in such a small space; and once it gets to this point, we become overwhelmed with organizing and putting away everything. Remove items that you no longer use, and remove anything in the kitchen that isn’t cooking related (miscellaneous papers, laptops, clothes, etc).
  • Get storage bins. While your cabinets and cupboards automatically serve as storage, take it a step further and label bins inside each one. Or buy dividers for different utensils!
  • Think about what’s important. Most of us keep our appliances (toasters, tea pots, coffee makers, etc) on the countertop every day. But do you really use all of these things every day? Considering throwing these into an appliance cabinet. It’ll clear up so much space!
  • Clean regularly. Instead of waiting for things to pile up into once big cleaning fest, tidy up each day. Make it a mental habit to put things away immediately after use. It’ll save you time (and your sanity)!