How to Prepare for Your New Countertops

After settling on the right countertops and setting an installation date, you may be wondering, what’s next? In order for your countertop installation to go smoothly, you need to prepare your space accordingly. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some tips on how to prepare your kitchen or bathroom for your new countertops:

Set aside space for your kitchenware

In order to remove your current countertops and replace them with new ones, you’ll have to clear off your countertops. This means taking everything off, small and big appliances alike. To keep things simple, set aside some space in a separate room for you to store things while your countertops are being installed.

Decide if you want to remove your current countertops yourself

When it comes to your current countertops, you’ll have to decide if you want to remove them yourself or have your countertop installers remove it. In most cases, it’s best for the installers to remove it than yourself. Not only will your installers know exactly what they’re doing, but it also means you won’t be without a kitchen for longer than you have to. Keep in mind, too, that your sink, cooktop, and other big countertop appliances will have to be removed, and this could get too complicated for the average homeowner.

Prepare meals ahead of time

Even if your installers remove your current countertops for you, you will still be without a kitchen for some time (at least 24 hours). Therefore, it’s a good idea to plan your meals ahead of time. You can make them a few days beforehand, or you can depend on take-out while your kitchen is out of commission.

Avoid a mess

Removing and installing countertops can be a messy affair. In order to keep it under control, notify your contractor of where they should enter and leave your home. You should also lay down mats and towels around the doors and kitchen, as your installers will be moving in and out of your home and likely tracking dirt in throughout the process.

Do you have further questions on how you should prepare for your new countertops? Then contact MC Granite Countertops today.