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Thursday, January 27, 2005

And Now for this Announcement

I was hoping to have some more information on wood countertops by now. I called a custom cabinets shop in Eutaw, and they do make wood countertops. So that's good to know. But the dude who knows about them hasn't called me back yet, so I don't know anything about types of wood, price, waiting time, etc.

In my quest for information, I did find a cool site called HomePortfolio. It offers a place to store a portfolio of the things you like on the site. Kinda like the Amazon Wish List, except this site doesn't sell anything. You search for a product - say, wood countertops - and it pops up a list. On each item, you can click "love it," "like it," or "not my style." You can also click "Where to Buy" and put in your zip code to find a store near you.

For example, John Boos maple countertops are sold at two stores in the next city.

The site also has photos of inspirational rooms and houses, the Top 10 items chosen for portfolios, editor's picks, educational articles and other fun stuff.

It sounds like they're paying me to say this, like those radio DJs who suddenly start enthusing about how they lost weight on CortiSlim. But I promise they're not. I just love finding new resources!

Darwin bought some more hinges today and will be cutting the cabinet doors down to the right size tonight. Yay, progress!



Anonymous said...

Hi, We bought a butcher block counter top from: http://www.awpbutcherblock.com/
We were very pleased with the quality, price and delivery. It came directly to us via UPS. We did a similar redo of our kitchen cabinets with molding and paint and they turned out beautifully. I added glass knobs from Target to finish them off. A very budget friendly choice.:) My kitchen has a very retro feel but great to cook in too. It's worth the effort! Carol

4:03 PM  
Kristin said...

Thanks for the link! And it's good to hear from someone who has these countertops and is happy with them. I'm still a little nervous, since we've never had them before.

10:08 AM  
Todd said...

T-bone here yet again. I'm going to have to link to your site.

Butcherblock wears pretty well (never had them, but my grandma did). You can also go the less traditional, Ty Pennington way: buy engineered wood flooring (extremely durable finishes, not as denty as solid hardwood) and use it for countertops. We've got surplus home centers that have high-quality stuff for less than 99 cents per square foot. Poured concrete countertops are also popular, and can be finished to look like wood or even some rock.

10:04 AM  
Kristin said...

T-bone, you're just full of good ideas! I had thought about the wood-flooring-as-countertops possibility. I'm planning to go to Lowe's tonight and buy wallpaper, so I'll investigate.

12:03 PM  

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