Try visiting other online resources like HGTV.com or DIY.com. If you're looking for a contractor/handyman and/or advice, try http://www.handyamerican.com Contractor directory or home improvement article section. They also have a message board with contractors responding to you posts...not a bad site...take a look.
oh yeah, try youtube.com as well. they have a lot of great instruction videos
The posts are pretty old so you probably addressed the problem already. But in case you haven't, here are a couple of suggestions. the 2 loose backsplashes can be put back into place easily with some silicone. Sand the surface first, wipe the dust off, and apply the silicone generously to the back and bottom surfaces. The backsplash has to held tightly in place until the silicone dries. Any excess that oozes out should be wiped away before it dries..
As for the piece of laminate that's missing from the front edge, you will never find a perfect match, and if you did, you'd have to buy a 48 x 96 inch piece and have it cut. I recommend buying a piece of maple bullnose (1 1/2" high) at your local lumber yard. Glue it and nail it to the front edge, being careful to line up with the counter top. Use finish nails and countersink them so that they aren't noticeable.
If you choose this solution, you'll have to do all the edges so that the kitchen looks consistent and people think the tops were originally made with the wood edge. If you don't like wood, harware stores might be able to get rubber edging for your situation - this usually comes in black.