Creative Ideas for Your Old, Boring Kitchen Countertops

When in your kitchen, do you feel that it needs a makeover that goes well beyond a new type of wallpaper or paint? If so, you are not alone. Kitchens are a place that we spend a lot of time inside of. We cook in them, visit friends in them, eat in them, and do homework projects inside of them. A total remodel is not cheap, but they get boring and dated looking. That is why we have come up with a few creative ideas for your old, boring kitchen countertops so that you can bring new life into your kitchen.

One idea is if you have an island in your kitchen that has decent countertops on it you can repaint it. A creative idea for repainting though is the idea of chalkboard paint. This idea will give your younger kids a place to draw while you are cooking dinner and all you have to do is wipe it away when you are finished. Small kids will never again be in the other room making a mess while you are cooking or cleaning the kitchen. As an added bonus, you can scribble notes to your partner or write important things on them.

For many people, the cost of a new kitchen countertop is too much money to consider. Did you know that you can use wood flooring to create a butcher block countertop? For some people, this is a great, money saving way to update their kitchen. All you have to do is find a wood flooring that you like, stain it, seal it, and enjoy.

Create a mosaic on your countertop for a fun decorating idea. You can often find discounted or broken tiles for very little money. All you need after that is to purchase the adhesive and grout. If you have a solid counter top to build it on, you can use it, though some people prefer to remove it and use plywood as the countertop base. From there, you plan out your design, add the adhesive, and apply the tiles the way you want them. After that is dry, you will want to use grout to fill in the cracks. Then wipe it down to clean off any excess and seal it so that it will be easy to clean for many years to come.

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