How to Prepare Your Kitchen for Countertop Installation

Are you in the process of replacing your existing kitchen countertop? One thing you should know before the process begins is that preparation is one of the most important factors in successful kitchen renovation. Professional countertop installation contractors like our experts at Moreno Granite & Marble are very skilled and experienced in their job, but there are a few things you can do to make the process easier.

How to Prepare Your Kitchen for Countertop Installation

Analyze your countertop space

There are a few things you will need to do before receiving an estimate or deciding which countertop is best for your kitchen. Some of them include:

• Confirm that your cabinets will support the weight of your new countertops
• Make sure your countertops will match the height and width of your cabinets
• Ensure that your new countertop will conform to the shape of nearby utilities and appliances
• Ask your contractor if your countertop material will damage from excessive sunlight/UV rays
• Make sure your cabinets are correctly installed with minimal damage

There may still be adjustments you will need to make on the day of installation, but taking care of these things will prevent delays or inconveniences that could slow down the process. After all, who wants to wait longer for a brand-new kitchen countertop they’ve been dreaming of?

Remove loose kitchen objects

The easiest and most straightforward way to prepare your kitchen for countertop installation is to remove all loose objects that could get in the way. This includes microwaves, toasters, blenders, coffee makers, or anything other than heavy kitchen appliances that could get in the way when contractors are ready to begin installing your new countertop. While this might sound like a simple, easy to remember process to some people, there are many homeowners who fail to do this before having a new countertop installed in their kitchen.

Protect your walls and appliances

Great care will be taken to make sure there is no significant damage to your walls or appliances, but in rare cases, there is a possibility of slight scrapes and punctures to your walls and nearby appliances during countertop installation. For this reason, before the installation process begins, you should cover your walls with drop cloths and wrapping your furniture and appliances with protective mats to prevent accidental damage. These items are relatively cheap and easy to remove after your new kitchen countertop is installed.

Contact us for a free quote to get started on installing a new kitchen countertop for your home.