One problem we inherited with our house is the poor tile work. The grout is falling apart and the tiles are actually falling off the counters. The water would always pool up behind the sink and I really didn't like the sink or the faucet.
I decided to do an under mount sink, so I flipped the sink upside down and drew the outline on the plywood base. Then I took my jigsaw and cut that out. I was pretty nervous about mounting the sink to the counter. So, like any good diyer, I watched a lot of YouTube videos! I happened to find this company that makes a kit for attaching under-mount sinks to the counter. You can find their product and video tutorial at www.sinkmountkit.com. You don't have to do this, you can use the kit that comes with the sink itself. I do believe this kit made the job much easier, though and would recommend it. This is solely my opinion, I have not received payment for advertising this company, I just used their product and liked it.
Simply Maggie. She was really brave and did her entire kitchen this way. I am awe-inspired by her. That is quite a big undertaking and her counters turned out absolutely gorgeous. You should definitely go check her work out!
Hubs and I went to Home Depot and Lowes. At first I thought we would go with the MDF panelling, but every sheet we looked at was damaged, so we decided to do individual boards. It was actually pretty easy.