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annie
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Hello,

We have been doing some remodeling and counter tops are next.
I thought I got this website from here originally, but I can't find it when I search the forum. At any rate, just want some opinions.

http://www.modernmasterstransformations.com/


This is an item sold at Lowe's that seems to make a counter top update a piece of cake!. It cost $249. Has anyone tried this? Any concerns?

Looks too easy!

Annie
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Greg
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That is the first time that I have seen it. I would want to talk to others that have used before I tried it. I did tiles on ours, It is a great top just don't drop a glass on it. Greg
"If I can't fix it, I can screw it up so bad no one else can either."
DCDiva
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For the $ 249 you will spend on a product that might work?? you could have all new counter tops--you can buy the in stock counter tops at Lowes or other stores--$42 for 4 ft,$62 for 6 ft and $82 for 8 ft, they have corners too--you can custom order for a little more--these prices are for my area so might be different in yours--we have done many homes with this product and with great results--I ordered mine from the local Ace store where I got my cabinets and they came and measured for the counter top when we had the cabinets installed--they have many different designs--mine looks like granite, I got mine with a gloss finish so it really looks like it--I just make sure I use my island w butcher block for cutting I will add a link to my kitchen at the bottom--the kitchen is in my house not the MH's we are working on but they will have the counters from Lowes when done too
Here is an album of the laminate counter tops we have done,my house,our camp/weekend get a way we are remodeling, my mom's house
http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/cre ... 1098258117
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annie
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Thanks for the response. When I checked at Home Depot on the cost of laminate counters, it was over $1500.00. (about 44 sq ft with island) Guess I didn't ask the right questions and will have to take another look!

Annie
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Arlo
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Location: Central Virginia

The quote you received must have been custom ordered and include installation. As the poster above said, it is under $10 a foot for the stuff they stock. A Home Depot DIY book can show you how to install it yourself. The kits are a big rip off. There is a long DIY thread on another forum : www.thriftyfun.com/tf999197.tip.html with pictures on how to paint it yourself very inexpensively. Interesting but for a just a few bucks you can have all new ones. Maybe the island is throwing you off. They sell 4x8 sheets of laminate to match the preformed ones. You can glue to the island with contact cement.
annie
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Hi Arlo,

The quote had us taking the counters out-and them making/installing the new ones. We have done some other things-so need to do this budget consciously with a good end result in mind. Do not have to hurry. Did go to the thread you provided on painting them and that might be an option to try-but I do need to look into the pre-made ones as that might be the best route. However, don't really want to take the old ones off if possible. Maybe try to paint them first-and replace if that doesn't work out... You have all given me a few things to think about other than the Lowe's product. Thanks!
Annie
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