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Can't Sleep? Redecorate Your Bedroom

I have always had trouble falling asleep for no good reason. One thing I noticed while on a trip out of town one day was that I slept great at the hotel. I tried to think of why this occurred, and the main things that stuck out to me were that the hotel room was clutter-free and I loved the decor. I decided to redecorate my bedroom not to perfectly match the hotel room, but to organize the clutter and create a room that I just loved. It helped, and instead of dreading bedtime, I began to look forward to entering my beautiful oasis I created for myself. I started sleeping like a baby. I created this blog to encourage you to look into redecorating your bedroom in you have sleeping troubles. It worked for me.


Choosing A New Countertop On A Budget

When undertaking a kitchen remodeling project, there are many decisions that have to be made. One of these major decisions is what type of countertop to install that will fit your budget. There are currently many options on the market for countertops but many of them can be pricy. This guide will help you sort through the most economical choices to make the right decision for your home and your wallet.


Laminate consists of layers of plastic bonded to particle board. The topmost layer is a pattern that can be almost any form or color including natural stone, wood, quartz, or retro themed.


  • Fairly durable material

  • Quick installation

  • Get any look you want for a significantly lower price than the real thing

  • Light weight


  • Not heat-resistant

  • Susceptible to scratches and stains

  • Layers can peel if subjected to too much moisture

Cost: Starting at $5 per square foot but could be as much as $20-$50 per square foot. You will pay more for patterns that mimic high-end materials such as granite or marble. However, if Quality Stone Countertops are what you are after, you might be able to get a free estimate in a few hours. 

Sheet Laminate

Laminate sheeting is the top layer of a laminate countertop. This is a good option if you want to upgrade the look of your countertops without having to replace the entire countertop. The laminate sheeting is adhered with contact cement right on top of your existing countertop. Like laminate countertops, sheet laminate comes in numerous colors and patterns.


  • Do-it-yourself project

  • Lightweight


  • Not heat-resistant

  • Susceptible to scratches and stains

  • Can peel from excessive moisture

  • Could have air pockets if not rolled properly

Cost: $30 to $150 per sheet, which can range from 30-60 inches wide and 36-144 inches long.

Ceramic Tile

Countertop tile can be made of ceramic, porcelain, or stone. It comes in numerous colors, sizes, and textures including patterns that resemble granite or other stones.


  • Durable

  • Heat-resistant

  • Stain-resistant

  • Easy to clean

  • Can be a do-it-yourself project

  • Chipped or cracked tiles can be replaced in the future without replacing the entire countertop


  • Grout can stain if not sealed regularly

  • Dust can collect in wide grout lines

  • Cabinets may need reinforcement to support heavy tiles.

Cost: Starting at $2 per square foot but can be as much as $75 per square foot. Natural stone tile will be more expensive.

Recycled Glass Countertops Recycled glass countertops are made from a mixture of pre- and post-consumer products including glass, porcelain and cement. They come in a wide range of colors and textures, often with beautiful, artistic patterns. Although they are pricier, they are an eco-friendly option.


  • Durable

  • Low-maintenance

  • Beautiful patterns

  • Watertight after sealing


  • Susceptible to acid and discoloration without regular waxing

  • Must protect finish by using cutting boards and hot pads

Cost: $50-$125 per square foot.

While your choices are limited when you are on a budget you can still get a great look with all the patterns and colors available in laminate, tile, and recycled countertops. After considering the advantages and disadvantages of each type, explore your pattern options and make your kitchen remodeling project a success!