Replacing Kitchen Countertops

Written by Adam Blau
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The time has finally come: you're ready to replace your kitchen counter. After years of dedicated service and extensive use, your counter is ready to be put out to pasture to make room for a new, more modern and sturdier model. Once you've figured out how to move the old workhorse out of your kitchen, chances are you're a bit overwhelmed by the details and the vast array of countertop possibilities ahead of you.

The Road to Countertop Replacement

It is important not to tread lightly into the realm of kitchen countertop replacement. Before beginning any major construction, it is important to lay out a plan. What do you hope to get out of a new kitchen countertop? How would you like to improve upon your old model? Do you have a sense of the best material for your new countertop? To what extent would you like to customize the countertop?

Start by working with a contractor to make sure you are considering all of the design elements you both want and need. Your contractor will be able to guide you in terms of design conventions, while you may be able to introduce some personalized innovations and customizations. Perhaps you want a built-in trivet or a set of chopping boards right in the surface of the countertop. Maybe you are considering a unique shape that will fit in an area your old countertop couldn't.

Consider the material with which your new countertop will be constructed. Your old countertop is being replaced for a reason; is it because the material was not sturdy or rugged enough to withstand years of service? By constructing your new countertop from a durable and long-lasting material, you can ensure that your countertop will last for years to come.


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