Lesa Fisher. Kitchen Countertop. October 04th , 2018.
If you are on a budget, cost is quite important. Doing it yourself can cost you a lot more than sticking to your budget and hiring a professional to do the job. This is especially true if you have never completed a job like this before. Even the best books that are designed to show you how won't prepare you for the possible problems that can occur when you really aren't as familiar with the task as you should be when completing such a job.
Planning the location of the sink, the stove top, and, even the wall outlets is a must, as well. Employ the concept of the Work Triangle to ensure you can move freely between each workstation of the kitchen. Once finalized, the installer identifies the position of the Cutouts based on your decision.
A countertop can either be a continuous space or a connection of two or more slabs joined at angled corners. Often, kitchens with an \"L-shaped\" or a \"U-shaped\" layout require seams to accommodate the size of the countertop. Alternatively, you may also consider using gangsaw slabs (slabs which have a depth of more than a meter) to minimize the number of seams.
The Frontage, the central part of the countertop, is the working area of the kitchen. It is here where we perform mostly the various tasks, such as kneading and chopping. Moreover, it is the surface which absorbs the constant use and abuse of daily meal preparations.
Standard designs range from Eased, Bullnose, Chamfered, etc., but the spectrum of choices are limitless. You can even create your own design. It is a great way of personalizing your kitchen with nothing more than an edging detail.
Whether you are building a new house or doing a major kitchen renovation, it is important to know a few useful information which will help you decide on the final design of your countertop.
Sometimes those who choose to do it themselves run into unexpected problems or make mistakes that can be quite costly to repair, thus making the job cost even more than it would have to hire a contractor. This is an important advantage because contractors will be equipped with all the necessary tools and materials upon arriving to complete the job. Also, one serious mistake can mean repairing parts of the cabinet or island which didn't need any work at the beginning of the job. Additional materials may need to be purchased if cut or attached incorrectly.
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