Of all the joys of kitchen remodeling, two parts of it really strike chords in the patience of many individuals. They are cabinets and countertops. It’s not necessarily that either is bad or inherently more annoying than the other, it’s more to do with the fact they they’re both the only items for your remodel that you have little choice but to buy whole. So, this is going to be fun!
1. Okay, so you want to replace your counter tops. I would recommend going to a home design studio with decent pictures of your kitchen under normal lighting. Doing this will allow you to identify the best shades of colors to use to achieve the best results. Granite is very popular and very versatile, if you go with granite; it will probably increase your home’s value by quite a bit! So keep that in mind.
2. To actually go about this, you need to measure the existing countertop first. You need to know pretty much everything about it as most countertops are cut for the occasion. With your pictures, bring a detailed sketch including the measurements for the sink, any angles, and all sides. You may also bring a depth (eg. 1″ counters). The designer at the studio will have several ideas for your kitchen; these people generally have decent taste and are very helpful when you wish to bounce ideas off someone. Well, for the purpose of this article, we’re buying granite.
3. In the time it takes for your slab of granite to be delivered to your home, you should be preparing for it. You should be tearing out the old counter (described in a moment), cleaning, and painting the backing.
4. Now, to tear out the fixtures (sink), any water, electric, or gas, and now you’re ready to remove the old counter top. The old countertop will be secured with brackets and screws, once you find them; the taking out part (for the screws) is easy. Depending on your existing counter, you may choose how nice to be to it, I like to keep things for later sales prospects! Go ahead and haul out your counter!
5. Hopefully by now your new counter has arrived. Carefully bring it in and set it into place. The first thing you need to do is visually verify it fits. After that, you can secure it with the mounting hardware. Once you have secured it, reinstall the sink and any other fixtures.
6. Get your caulk gun out and get some clear latex sealer, you need to seal any edges, seams, or boarders. Once this is successfully done, wash the counter!
Now you have replaced your kitchen counter! Doing this is a simple way to increase the resale value and overall aesthetic appearance of your home!
Article Resource: Benjamin Cance