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        We have a 10x10 kitchen with really cool stainless steel countertops. The outdated soffets and lack of cabinet space is driving my wife crazy. So we have to redo the kitchen.

        I can't seem to justify getting rid of these great countertops (especially after hearing how expensive they would be to replace) but every place I've been to is telling me they have to go.

        Help!

        Question:
        Is there a way I can save/repurpose them when we're installing new cabinets?

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        DIY should film the makeover

         

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        Posts: 2 | Location: Miami, FL | Registered: Apr 22, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Could it possibly work and be retrofitted to the wall as a back splash, behind your counters?
         
        Posts: 6884 | Location: Plains and Mountains | Registered: Sep 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        don't let anyone (besides your wife) tell you what you need to get rid of in your own home (unless its unsafe of course). Worst case scenario, put them in your garage, they'd probably make a great workbench... otherwise, spend $50 for an angle grinder and wire brush (stainless wire brush) and sand designs into the top!


        ~Gutt
         
        Posts: 4 | Registered: Apr 17, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        You can definitely save them. If your wife doesn’t like them as they are, you can replace the countertops with simple pieces of tiles, maybe white subway tiles (they are not that expensive) and use a tile adhesive to install them. However, if you love the stainless steel countertops, you can, as Conrad said, use them as a backsplash. A tile adhesive like Bondera will help you do the job.
         
        Posts: 26 | Location: United States | Registered: Feb 15, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        wouldn't you want construction adhesive instead to hold metals vertical? no "tooth" in metal, as you have on the back of tile.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5749 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Swschrad, I've learned from her posts that Christine is very fond of subway tile and Bondera.
         
        Posts: 1917 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        be a shame to have the stainless fall on your cake as it's cooling is all....


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5749 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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