Taylor Yates | January 23, 2023
Are you thinking about upgrading your countertops? If so, you're not alone. Countertop upgrades are a popular home improvement project for homeowners and investors alike. But before you start shopping for new countertops and deciding to undertake a DIY project, it's essential to understand the workflow involved in this type of project. So let's walk through the basics of upgrading your countertops, from planning and budgeting to installation and care.
Starting a countertop upgrade project can seem intimidating, but the first step is simple: determine what kind of countertop you have. Don't worry if you're unsure - just take a picture and head down to your local hardware store. A professional there will be able to identify the type based on just a glance, and maybe even give you some pointers for getting started! The countertop you have will impact how you remove it and might influence the material you choose to replace it with.
Now that you know what kind of countertop you have, it's time to start dreaming up the possibilities! Whether you opt to go with something classic like granite or jazz it up with textured quartz, upgrading your countertop will add flare to your home. And for those who want something budget-friendly without sacrificing style, laminate
can be a great option.
With your countertop material chosen, it's time to break out the measuring tape and ensure you order enough material for the project. If you underestimate and wind up with pieces that are too short, it's not a fun game of Tetris getting those tiles to fit together - so measure twice and order once. If you're not confident with measuring, consider engaging a professional for this part of your project.
Upgrading your countertops can be challenging yet rewarding, but if you're feeling a bit of apprehension about taking it on, take comfort in the fact that it isn't impossible,even for those who don't consider themselves particularly 'handy' with tools. You can find plenty of step-by-step instructional videos online that show you the way. However, if you don't feel confident enough to tackle the job yourself, find a professional installation service that you can trust to deliver quality work.
Upgrading your home can seem daunting, but it's greatly rewarding - both financially and emotionally! So now that you've installed your brand-new countertops, it’s time to get cooking and appreciate the new space you’ve created.
If you're looking for ways to upgrade your home that will add value or thinking of selling but need help preparing your home for sale, get in touch with the Yates Team. We'd love to chat about your upcoming plans and offer our professional opinion on how to maximize your home’s value. Contact us today!
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