recommended readings on kitchen counters

by Rob Carlton

Have you ever really looked at your counter top in the kitchen? You will find that with renovations, you don’t have to make dramatic changes, but one change could turn one room into something completely different. You will find that when you renovate the kitchen all you need is a fresh coat of paint and some new countertops. When you change an dated look into something that is more you, then you will be able to find a great kitchen design. All you really need to do is think about the basics. Of course, you will want to think about how much change you are willing to pay for, but if you are looking for a new and totally different look then you need to start with the counter top.

When it comes to some of the older counter tops you will notice that they are simply just plywood with a layer of Formica glued on top. There are some people who will just try to strip the top Formica and then still use the basics, but you will want to consider that there are some drawbacks to stripping the counter tops. You are going to end up with gouges in the basic wood under-layment and you will find that it is just best for the complete removal of the top. This way you will be able to make a great change without worrying about what could happen to the plywood base. You will find that counter tops are purchased in arrange of styles, colors, and shapes, but they can also be custom made for your existing cabinets.

With a kitchen counter top renovation, you will be able to have a limited amount of construction going on in your home, but also you will be able to make a huge change in the dcor of your home. You will need to record all the proper measurements when going for a counter top. You will need to measure the cabinet properly, but you also want to think about things like the color of the counter top so that you get an idea of what exactly you are looking for.

The minute that your new top arrives you will want to make sure that you are ready for installation. Basically, you will need to remove all the drawers and the objects that are in your cabinets. This way you don’t have to wash anything and you don’t have to dust your can goods. You will find that the screws that hold your cabinet will be inside the cabinet. Once you have removed your current counter top you will need to clean the cabinet by sanding down the where the new countertop will so. This will allow your new top to sit and nail secure to the cabinet.

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