How To Install Kitchen Countertops

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Do you find yourself tired of your old kitchen countertops and want to install new ones?

If you’ve heard that it's not as hard to install new kitchen countertops, but you're still unsure how to go about the installation process, then this article is just right for you.

Installing new countertops in your kitchen is easier than you might think. With just a little bit of time and effort on your part, you can have brand new countertops installed in no time at all. There are many reasons why it would be worth investing in new kitchen countertops for your home or office. But, before you begin to install your new counters, remember to always check the standard counter height fit for a kitchen.

Let's look at how to install kitchen countertops.

Tips for how to install kitchen countertops properly and efficiently

With just a little bit of time and effort on your part, you can have brand new kitchen countertops installed in no time at all. The bonus to this is that you won't even have to spend an arm and a leg to do this either.

These are just a few of the many ways that installing new countertops can benefit your home or business so that you'll be able to enjoy them for years to come.

Step 1

The first step is to envision your new kitchen countertops. After determining what size and shape you want, pick a material that's right for the kitchen in which they'll be installed.  

You can choose from many different materials available to get the exact look that you're going for.

Step 2

Once you have determined the proper size and shape of your new countertops, it's time to measure your space. Measure both lengthwise and widthwise so that you know how much surface area you need.

If there are any obstructions in your space, like cabinets or pipes behind the current countertop, find out where exactly they are located so that new ones will jut out far enough without interfering with them. 

Once you know this, you can figure out the exact size you need.


Step 3

Once you have measured everything properly, it's time to install. You may want a friend nearby to help hold things in place while fitting them together because sometimes pieces won't go on easily by themselves. 

Also, if there are any hard-to-reach places where screws need to be put in, use a drill. One thing to keep in mind is that before putting anything together, do a test run first using cardboard cutouts of everything to see if it all fits together.

Step 4

Find the studs in the wall and mark them out on the new countertop with a pencil. This will help you to drill into it when installing your new sink.

Drill holes where you marked out the studs with a 3/16th bit, then take some wood screws and screw them into these holes so that your new countertop won't fall off of its perch. You're now ready to move on to the next step.

Step 5

You can start by removing your old countertops carefully, being careful not to break any pipes or anything else behind them. As we mentioned, it's also best for heavy objects if you have someone there to help.

Then, lay your new countertops down on the ground and place them where they are going to go. Align them with their counterparts, then screw them snugly into the studs in the wall using wood screws. Make sure everything is flush together so that it doesn't look uneven or lopsided.

Make sure that you allow enough space for things like sinks and a dishwasher (as needed) by leaving an inch of extra room at the back. If necessary, cut out more areas behind this if there isn't enough space already provided here.

If you're adding onto your kitchen, make sure that when cutting out these holes to fit things like your sink in afterward, that you use materials that can withstand hot water and other harmful chemicals to make sure your countertop lasts as long as possible.

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Step 6

If you're doing it all yourself, you'll want to make sure that your appliances are level in terms of how high up they are on the wall. If one side looks like it's higher than the other, use shims to even everything out.

Optionally, you may want to consider restaining or staining your new countertop if you feel like they don't fit in with your décor as well as other things around them. This way, you can customize your kitchen however you wish. 

Just be sure that these are water-based so that they won't react with any chemicals from cleaning products and will provide the best protection for your material. 

Taking into consideration things such as the height and color of cabinets and tiles, you can create a kitchen that blends in with your décor well.

Step 7

You're now all set and ready to use your new countertop. 

Why installing new countertops is worth the investment

If you want to give your kitchen a whole new look, nothing serves the purpose better than installing beautiful new countertops.

The great news is that you don't even have to spend a fortune on it.

If you often think about your kitchen and wish that things were just a little bit different, then keep in mind that there are many benefits of investing in new kitchen countertops.

They make an excellent investment in any home or business space, and there are plenty of reasons why they're worth the money.

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Final thoughts on how to install kitchen countertops

In conclusion, installing new kitchen countertops is a great way to transform your kitchen into something that looks and feels even more professional. By choosing the right material for your needs, you can potentially save money and get a better bang for your buck.

They're also easy to install if you follow the simple instructions above. 

As a result of this, your kitchen will be so much more effective than it was before with its new countertops, just as long as you maintain them properly over the years.

Dino Paccino

Dino Paccino

Dino is a lifelong writer and home improvement specialist. He enjoys bringing cutting-edge information on home renovation and remodeling to Kitchen Infinity.

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