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Great Idea for Starting a Kitchen Remodel

Mar 15, 2008
The kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms in the home to renovate. Kitchen remodeling can be a major undertaking that requires skill and plenty of work. It is usually best to tackle the kitchen one detail at a time instead of trying to remodel the whole thing at once. A good place to start is with the kitchen countertops. Replacing countertops can change the whole look of a room.

Kitchen countertops are an important part of the room. They are functional and decorative. They need to be durable and strong, yet look good. They can be pricey or budget friendly. You have to decide what is best for your kitchen and your needs.

Countertop Types

Simple styles of countertops are made of plywood with a layer of top surface that is glued to it. These countertops can look nice, but they suffer from years of wear and eventually must be replaced. The upside is that they are affordable and come in a variety of styles. They can be bought to the right size so installation can be as simple as removing the old and sliding in the new.

There are also options in more pricey countertops made of stone or wood. These are a bit more complicated to install and cut to size. They are, however, very durable and will usually last a life time. They also have a very rich look to them and can instantly raise the value of a home.

The Renovation

Depending upon the type of countertop, the removal of old countertops and installation of new countertops is not that difficult. All that is really done is the old countertops are removed by releasing nails and pulling away from the wall. The new countertops are then set into place and secured. There may be more involved depending upon how the old countertops were installed and the type of the new countertops, but that is the basics of countertop installation.

Installing new countertops is a great way to kick off a kitchen remodeling project. It can be designed to fit any budget and should not really take too long to do. In general, it is an afternoon project. You should be able to do it yourself without having to hire anyone. It should also be a fairly clean project so you can start using your kitchen again quickly after finishing. You will be amazed at just how much your kitchen changes just by redoing the countertops. It may even be the much needed motivation to help you get going on the rest of the kitchen remodeling.
About the Author
Focusing on informating about installing granite countertop, Jerry Blackburn pens especially for http://www.kitchen-cabinets-tips.com . On his site you can discover his abstracts on granite countertop installation and how to install granite countertop.
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