Posted on 15-June-2014 | Category: Counter Tops
Are you a jack-of-all-trades? When it comes to kitchen remodeling, do you strap on the tool belt and prefer to handle business yourself? Most DIY results are sweat-filled triumphs . . . until it comes to replacing your countertop.
Replacing a countertop can be problematic for even the most skilled handyman. Of the few things in life demanding perfection, the level of your countertop is one of them. Even a slight incline in your new countertop’s surface can lead to massive problems. Here are a few tips to make sure that your countertop installation doesn’t get the best of you.
Without the right tools, your countertop renovation is doomed from the get-go. If you are working with post-form laminate countertop, the correct tools make all of the difference. To be successful, you will need the following:
Depending on the type of countertop you are installing (and whether or not it is attached to your sink) you may also need additional plumbing and specialized carpentry tools. You may have to ask the seller of the countertop about any special tools or materials needed.
No two countertop installations are identical. Be sure to do your research before beginning your installation: ask questions to the seller of your countertop, watch an example installation online, and read installation guides. Be sure to take exact measurements and draw a sketch of what the final product should look like beforehand. While each countertop has its unique tendencies, your installation will likely follow these steps:
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