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Steps to Prepare Your Kitchen for a Countertop Refacing Project

Last Updated on June 30, 2023

Refacing your kitchen countertops can breathe new life into your kitchen space without the hassle of a complete renovation. It’s a cost-effective way to update the look and feel of your kitchen. However, proper preparation is crucial to ensure a smooth and successful refacing project. Below are a few key steps to prepare your kitchen for a countertop refacing project.


Removing Appliances

Start by disconnecting and removing any appliances in direct contact with the countertops. These may include the stove, refrigerator, or dishwasher. Turn off the power supply and shut off the water lines if necessary. Carefully detach any hoses, cords, or connections. You will want to store them safely to avoid losing or damaging them during the refacing process. Taking care of this crucial step will provide ample space for the countertop refacing team to work without hindrances.


Clearing Countertops

Your countertop needs to be completely clear to be refaced. That entails removing all items, including small appliances, utensils, and decorations. It is also a good idea to empty the cabinets and drawers adjacent to the countertops since they will likely be temporarily unavailable. Then take a moment to clean the counter well so the refacing team can get straight to work.

Overlay Countertop

Protecting the Floor

The tools and materials used during countertop refacing may potentially scratch or damage your kitchen floor. To prevent this, take a quick moment to protect your flooring. Lay down a sturdy drop cloth or plastic sheeting, securing the edges with tape to prevent accidental slips or trips. 

If you take these steps before the countertop refacing team arrives, they will thank you! It will ensure they can start their work quickly, which also means you get your kitchen back sooner! Are you ready to start the kitchen countertop refacing process in your home? Call Granite and TREND Transformations today and schedule your free in-home consultation.


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