Are you planning to get granite kitchen countertops for your home? Before doing so, you should stop for a bit and make a few preparations. That way, your kitchen remodeling project will go as smoothly as possible. Here are some of the things you should expect.
There Will Be Lots of Foot Traffic
Expect the crew to make repeated trips from your kitchen and back to their working area. Even if they do decide to do all the cutting and planning in the kitchen, there’s still the task of hauling that much granite and equipment to the area. Prepare your home accordingly by making sure there is nothing that could potentially cause people to slip or trip.
Protect Your Cabinets
Aside from involving heavy granite slabs and tools, expect the work to get a bit messier than usual. Make sure your kitchen cabinets are properly closed to prevent dust from getting inside them. If you want, you may even consider covering the cabinet doors to reduce the risk of them getting scratched by something while the area is being renovated.
Keep the Kids and Pets Away
Installing granite countertops in the kitchen involves lots of things that can break, ranging from the granite and the tools to your plates and other belongings. The last thing you want is to have unruly kids or pets creating a disturbance, causing damage or getting injured. This is why we strongly recommend keeping the kids and the pets away from the kitchen until the changes are done and the dirt cleaned up.
Level Your Cabinets
Check (or ask a professional) to see if your cabinets are properly aligned. A properly lined set of cabinets makes it easier for the specialists to install your new granite countertops because there’s a smaller need to keep making small readjustments. This will help avoid installation-related problems and also make the entire project go faster.
Let us help you get the kitchen countertops of your dreams. Granite Works is the leading source of granite countertops in Maryland. You can call us at (301) 640-5010 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.