A countertop is the center of any kitchen and most people will have it installed so that they can have a work bench of some sorts. The countertop is also used to hold several things including a built-in sink and fitted cabinets. Most of the home improvement tasks are usually do-it-yourself friendly and as such you can do most of them without the help of professional hardy men. In this section we are going to look at how you can install a countertop as one of your home improvement kitchen projects.
There are several things that you need to consider before you start on the installation of the countertop. First you need to remove the existing countertop. Be sure to take the correct measurements if you need to have a countertop that has the same measurements as the previous one. Next note the position of the sink and its exact measurements. This is one of the sections that causes headache to most people. Now remove anything that might be attached to the countertop that is being replaced and that includes any electrical sockets and the drawers below the countertop. Unscrew the screws that are holding the current countertop in place and gently lift the countertop off.
Using professional tools is paramount if you want that exquisite finish. You can use masking tape to cover the edges that are being cut to prevent chipping off during cutting. Be careful when you are cutting the space for the sink to prevent leaving a space when the sink is fitted in place. You can use a sand paper to smoothen the edges.
You should make sure that the countertop fits firmly to the cabinets by using special wood glue. You should place the new countertop on the cabinets and let the glue dry for some time. After the glue has dried, you can now install the sink and anything else that is needed on the countertop.