Did you know October is kitchen and bath month? Well, it is! Believe it or not, now is the best time to upgrade your countertops before the holiday season. To help you prepare for your countertop installation, we have developed this handy dandy guide to ensure you know what to do and expect in a countertop remodel.
One of the most important items to develop in any home project is to establish your budget. Knowing what you are able to spend, or even having an idea of what you would like to spend, will give you a realistic expectation of what you will be able to accomplish in any project.
Plan, plan, and plan some more. It is important to plan around your families schedule. Being without a kitchen or bathroom for any amount of time is stressful. Even though a countertop installation is a quick process, it is good to plan ahead and be prepared for extra time and space.
3. Know Your Space
If you are changing the layout of your kitchen, it is a good idea to know the ins and outs of your existing space to ensure you know what you want and don’t want in your new space. Some things to take into account are your home’s traffic patterns, plumbing, and electrical.
4. In-Home Measure
Before you head off to the showroom and slab house it is important you gather some measurements and dimensions of your current and future space. These don’t have to be exact, but they will help give us an idea of your home. Later on, a team member will make a home visit to template once you have selected your countertop.
5. Select Your Slab
At Select Surfaces, we carry a variety of countertops for you to browse. Our commitment to excellence and use of the latest technology available has helped us create thousands of custom kitchens for homeowners in Franklin Park and across the Chicagoland area. We are proud to offer the leading quartz brands, including Cambria, Caesarstone & Silestone to our clients for kitchen countertops, shower surrounds, fireplace surrounds, tub decks & more. From Cambria, quartz countertops, or granite countertops, our consultants will guide you in choosing the right material fit for your needs.
6. Measure & Template
This is when things get real! It is time to plan and schedule a team member to visit your home to template your space and gather all of the necessary information about your installation. No one wants to be surprised with extra charges or unforeseen problems. That’s why we take extremely accurate measurements.
7. Prepare Your Home
On the day of your installation, it is important to clear pathways and entryways and remove items from existing counters to ensure a smooth removal and installation.
8. Leave The Rest To The Pros
It’s time to sit back and relax. Your new countertops will be installed and ready for you to enjoy in no time. Once the work is complete, our installers will review the job with you and answer any questions you may have.