5 steps to the perfect countertop installation
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, your countertop installation is likely to be a large consideration. A countertop can breathe new life into any tired space, and it’s important to make sure it’s what you’re looking for, but it’s also important to make sure you know what to expect before the install day comes.
Luckily, we’re here to help. Read on to learn five steps you can take to prepare for your installation today.
First up, planning. If you’re installing yourself, you want to make sure everything is set and the help you’re getting is all good to go. If you’re hiring countertop installers, then it’s essential to have everything ready to go ahead of time.
A great way to make sure you have everything in place is by simply asking. Take note of what your installers need to have done before they get there so you’re not rushing around on install day, make a checklist, and then go through the items one at a time.
Planning is only going to help save everyone time and money, so why not take a few extra steps?
After you’ve started planning, and you understand what priorities you have for your countertops, it’s time to set a budget. Having this step done before you start the buying and installation process is going to help ensure you have the right costs in mind, and it’s going to save you a lot of headaches later down the line.
When you have an allotted amount, then there’s a realistic expectation of what you can accomplish with your project.
From there, it’s time to start preparing your space. If you’re changing the layout of your kitchen or bathroom, it’s a good idea to have an idea of what you’re wanting. Having at least a few ideas when you go to the showroom can help you decide while you’re there.
Remember, though, you don’t always have to make a decision that day. A lot of showrooms let you leave with samples, so you can take a few back home and see which one you like best with your space.
After the Showroom
Between the showroom and your installation, you’re going to need to do a bit more preparation. At a minimum, you’re going to need to empty the area where installation is happening, but you might also have to have the old countertop removed before installers show up if they ask you to.
Remember, what each installer needs to be done is going to differ, so it’s important to ask them during your initial appointment. They might have a guide on their website, or they might be able to email you their instructions before your installation day comes.
This is going to ensure that everyone is on the same page. It’s especially important that you get everything in writing just in case things go awry. You can look back and ensure that your end of things was met completely.
4. Pick Your Countertop
From there, the real fun comes. It’s time to pick your favorite countertop material! If you’re going for a higher-end material, natural stone like granite, quartz, marble, or even soapstone.
If you’re on a budget, then something like tile, laminate, concrete, stainless steel, or even butcher’s block might work for you.
Whatever you’re in the market for, be sure to let whoever’s helping you know upfront. This can help make the entire process easier, and it’s going to ensure that you don’t end up overspending.
5. Schedule Your Appointments
Once you have all your materials picked out, you’re going to set your appointments! The first is going to be your measurement appointment, and then your installation one.
During the measurement appointment, the installation team will map out your countertops to ensure an accurate fit. During this appointment, it’s important to have your counters cleared off before the team arrives. It’s also important that the decision-maker is present for the duration of the appointment, as this is when you’re most likely to finalize all the details of your installation.
During your installation appointment, they’re going to do exactly that. So, make sure your entryways and all the paths are cleared. This is going to help your install team get everything inside safely and easily.
Ready for Your Countertop Installation?
No matter where you’re at in the countertop installation process, this guide can help you move forward. If you’re looking to understand the process more, remember that you can always call your installer beforehand and ask all the questions you need.
If you don’t have an installer yet, we’d be happy to help. Contact us today to get started on building your dream kitchen.