Why Formica? First, inexpensive. Second, easy to install. Third, looks great!


If you can afford granite counter tops then that is the way to go! I love granite but granite was just not in our budget.

Why Formica? First of all, Laminate/Formica is inexpensive. Second, It’s relatively easy to install. Third, laminate looks great! Dale had never worked with Formica before, he learned by watching a YouTube video! It’s wonderful how you can find all kind of DIY projects on the internet.

Tools and supplies needed, contact cement (CC was 50% less at Walmart, then at the popular hardware stores), dowels, roller, and file, trim router and flush trim bit. Tip: make sure to clean the router bit with paint thinner frequently to avoid clue build up.

We purchased the Formica at CabinetMaker Warehouse. They have such a wide selection! We paid $250.00 for the Formica. Supplies we spent roughly $100.00 and another $100.00 on the wood to make the counter tops. Total of $450.00! Verses $3500.00 to install granite counter tops! If your willing to roll up your sleeves and Do It Yourself it will benefit you!

I plan to continue to blog about our kitchen renovation and at the end will give you the grand total. Keep tuning in!

That’s my Superman!

Formica sheet.

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Have a wonderful day!

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is┬áthat little extra.” -Jimmy Johnson

Author: Elizabeth Phillips

Life style blogger. Wife to Dale Phillips, Mother to two daughters Irene and Mary and a grandmother of four. Love photography and all forms of art. Love reading books, magazines and studying the bible. My guilty pleasure is eating chocolate ice cream. My favorite foods, cheese burgers and love grill chicken! My all time favorite is enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend. Good conversations happen when drinking coffee together! Most of all I love hanging out with my husband he is the coolest guy I know.

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