Clelia Baresi. Kitchen Countertop. November 23rd , 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.
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.
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.
During layout and design, it is important to note that a depth of at least 0.60 meters is required for the countertop's frontage to function efficiently. This figure ensures, too, that there is a sufficient area to work on while allowing enough space to accommodate the sink, the stove top, and some other small kitchen accessories.
Furthermore, should you intend to have your local supplier install it for you, he or she will most likely ask some of the details which we will discuss in this article. Therefore, it is best to have a list of some of your ideas beforehand. Keep in mind that the installer will charge you accordingly based on the specifications of your project.
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.
If you are looking for a new face for your kitchen then you may want to consider adding marble or stone counters as an addition to your kitchen. If you are selling your house any realtor will tell you that a clean and fresh looking kitchen will get higher bids on your house. It's simple; a nice kitchen is always refreshing.
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