While the cabinets should be placed before anything, it doesn't matter
whether counters go before or after appliances.
Although you may need to make some minor adjustments an appliance is a
tight fit, they don't alter the counter configuration. There are many counter
materials from which to choose, including stone, tile, concrete, laminate, and
more. The type of counter will determine how it's installed; for example, a
granite slab might need a plywood base, while some tile manufacturers require a
concrete one. If the existing counter is
laminate, flat, and in good shape, you can install it on top; most others have
to come off.
still the most popular backsplash material.
With the assortment of colors, styles, designs, shapes, and sizes,
something unique can be created. Backsplashes are no longer five or six inches
behind the range or sink. They can extend from floor-to-ceiling, wrap-around
windows, and open storage or become one or two-inch strips to cover the gap
between cabinets and counters. This
should be the last thing on your project list, and you may even want to shop
with cabinets and counter samples to coordinate.
One of the biggest questions
for a kitchen remodeling is,
"should I paint before or after?" While you may need to do a little
touching up, dripping paint on a floor can be an absolute disaster! We've been
providing quality products, flooring repair, countertop installation, and tile
design to homeowners, contractors, builders, and realtors since 2004. We hope to see you at the The Floor Doctors in
showroom Des Moines, IA, serving areas in
and around [cms:city1]], Urbandale, IA,
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