If you’ve recently decided to remodel your kitchen chances are you’ll be needing to buy a new counter top since it’s one of the most important parts of a kitchen. Even if you’ve only decided to remodel parts of your kitchen the kitchen countertop should be prioritized as one of the first things to be remodeled. Read on to find out how to pick the correct countertop that fits your needs.
Take Your Cabinets Into Consideration
Your countertop will most likely be place on top of your kitchen cabinets, so you’ll want to make sure that the countertop fits on the cabinets and matches the cabinets. It’d be a good idea to buy your cabinets and countertop together at the same time to make sure they go well together.
The Cost Of The Countertop
The cost is one of the most important things to consider when buying a new countertop. Laminate countertops are usually the cheapest, but they’re considered plain by most people. Other options include marble, wood, and granite.
Shopping Around For a New Countertop
Most of the time you wont have a clue what kind of countertop you want, so your best option would be to shop around and look at already existing styles. You’re bound to find a few countertops that you like by browsing the countertop section of your local home remodeling store, or even looking in an online catalog.
Size and Dimensions
Before buying any countertop make sure it’s cut to fit wherever you want it to fit. Make sure it’s not sticking out awkwardly in any areas, and that the sink cuts are done properly. There’s nothing worse than buying a countertop that’s too small/large.
Installing Your New Countertop
Once you’ve chosen your countertop you’ll need to decide how you’re going to install it. If you’re inexperienced, or have the extra money you can hire a professional to do it. If you choose to do it yourself be sure to read up directions and research it online before proceeding with the installation.
Many countertops come with installation instructions, but for those that don’t it’s advised that you go out and buy a how-to book on installing countertops.