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If your countertops need updating, instead of installing materials like Corian or Formica, look out the window for inspiration! Get some interesting branches out of your backyard, slice them up into little medallions and glue them onto the countertop. Finish the countertop by grouting it and applying urethane over the top. "It makes for a wildly interesting [countertop design]," he says.