Kitchen / October 24, 2018 / Lena Tomlin.
A kitchen renovation takes a lot of time, money, and stress. The stress comes whether or not you’re dipping your hands into the repair or having professionals do the job for you. This is why you should take the time to carefully plan the job, which may involve everything from refurbishing your cabinets to replacing your kitchen countertop. Sketch your idea on paper or use interior design software, take exact measurements, or rely on professionals to do the job for you. Don’t be satisfied with just looking at pictures on the magazines or on the Internet, but strive for a tactile experience when choosing new materials.
When the time comes to place your order, make sure your measurements are very, very accurate, or you will have a terrible time with your kitchen remodel. You can have professionals come out and do the measurements for you. In fact, if you have your cabinets and countertops professionally installed, you WILL have professionals out taking measurements. If your measurements are accepted by the store without question and without sending out their own people, you will probably want to shop elsewhere. You’re spending too much money on remodeling your kitchen to take that kind of chance.
Your cabinets will, of course, be installed before your new countertops. In fact, until your cabinets are installed, they can’t even start work on your countertops if you have chosen granite or Siltstone (or other stone) countertops because they need to make a template. Ask for temporary countertops and a sink to be installed so that you aren’t eating out the entire time you’re waiting for your countertops to be cut. It might take weeks.