Easy ways to freshen up your benchtop
›› If your existing benchtop is laminate, tile or timber, a professional can lay a skin of granite on top to give you a new benchtop in couple of days. You can also buy laminated surfaces to go over your existing benchtop. Or use a laminate paint kit from your local hardware store. All you do is paint the base coat on, sprinkle over the “granite” flecks, wait for that to dry, lightly sand and then paint over the top. Splashbacks can be updated with paint or just tile over them.