Kitchen counters are one of the ways to make your kitchen look modern. You have a lot of options on what kind of worktop you want your counters to have. One of these is wood. Wooden worktops actually make a kitchen homier.
First thing you need to do is measure the length and width of your kitchen countertops. Usually, worktops have overhangs so decide how long the overhangs will be. Generally, you can add an overhang of at least an inch.
Pre-fabricated worktops in different sizes can be found in some stores. If you cannot find the right size for your countertop, you may need to do a special order. Make sure that the measurements are correct so that they will fit well when you install them. Consider asking for professional help when measuring your countertops.
After getting the right size of wooden worktops, you are now ready to install them. If the worktop was purchased as readymade, check to see if it has special instructions on how to install it. Otherwise, if you want to ensure the worktops are fitted correctly, you might want it done by a professional. Otherwise, if you want to try it on your own, here are some tips you can use.
Set the worktops in place. Make sure you order backsplashes if you are going to join pieces together. And remember to use wood screws to attach them together. You wouldn’t want to damage your worktop by using inappropriate screws.
If you see areas that still need to be trimmed, you can use a plane to shave the excesses. For example, if your worktop will be attached to the wall, make sure they are aligned well.
When the worktops are properly aligned, you can screw them to the base cabinet. Again, always use wood screws. After this, you are ready with your new worktop.