Which Comes First, the Materials or the Installer?
Welcome to Wilsonart Wednesday! We've teamed up with the kitchen experts at Wilsonart to answer our readers' questions about kitchen renovation. We'll be posting the answers on Wilsonart Wednesdays all summer long, so ask your questions here and check back in for the answers!
I'd like to replace my kitchen sink and the countertop. Where do I
begin? Do I find the materials and then a person to install or the reverse?
Thanks! - Katherine B.
You’re ready to get that new kitchen countertop. How do you get
started? The experts at Wilsonart have answered this question many times and have put together a guide to make this process easy.
There are five pretty easy steps between you and your new
Visit a dealer. Pick out
Narrow down your options.
Order larger samples. Make
a final selection.
Order your countertops.
Get your countertops
Choosing an installer for your new countertops isn't much
different from choosing any other professional home improvement specialist.
There are several basic questions that need to be answered before any work
begins. They include:
Is the installer
Have you had a chance to
see some of his work?
Is the installer easy to
Does the installer have
the appropriate insurance and contractor's license?
Will the job be finished
in a timely manner?
Are the labor and
materials covered under a warranty?
If you've visited your local home center or kitchen design
center, they've probably already helped you pick out the color and pattern of
your new countertop. They can now give you the names of the licensed and
insured installers they use. The installers' work is most likely highly
professional, or they wouldn't be on the retailer's preferred list. You can
also check local listings under "Kitchen" or "Countertops".
You can find more helpful guidance like this from Wilsonart's experts on countertop.com.