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Kitchen CountertopsWhen you have chosen your kitchen countertops, you will need to prep your kitchen to make sure they are installed correctly. The steps to take before putting in countertops are:

  1. Choose a contractor
  2. Put everything in place for templating
  3. Set aside the time for installation of kitchen countertops

The first step in this list is to choose a contractor. Picking the right contractor should involve a good deal of research. You can find a contractor based on what neighbors or friends say, or you can look up reputable businesses online. Always check to see that a contractor has a permanent address and mostly good reviews.

After you’ve selected the right contractor, you should make sure you know where everything is going to go in your kitchen when your remodel is finished. Make sure to buy appliances and a sink before installing kitchen countertops. This way, you can get all of the measurements that will impact how your contractor is going to cut the granite or other type of material.

When installation day comes, clean the route to the kitchen and make sure that contractors carrying heavy loads won’t be able to trip or drop your countertops. You will want to plot out a space of time between 2 and 6 hours. Many contractors won’t install if the decision maker isn’t present, so plan on overseeing the process from beginning to end. Besides, you will want to feel confident that your countertops are getting put in the way that you want.