Whether you’re putting together your new kitchen or renovating your existing one, there are steps you must take to ensure your kitchen renovation project goes off without a hitch. Having granite countertops installed ensures you have durable surfaces in your kitchen that also look sleek and sophisticated. Every piece of granite is different, meaning your kitchen countertops will be entirely unique to your home. To ensure that your granite countertops are properly installed, there are several things you must do to prep your home and kitchen for the project. Not only do you want to make it easy for contractors to install your countertops without any delays, but you also need to consider how long the installation process will take. You want to be on the same page with your team of contractors to ensure there’s complete transparency regarding the installation project. If you’re looking to install granite countertops in Marietta, follow these tips for properly preparing your kitchen for the installation project.

Prepare an Alternative Kitchen

You might be so excited about your new kitchen countertops that you’ll forget that your kitchen will be unusable until the countertops have been installed. This means that, for the time being, you’ll need to use a different room in your house as an alternate kitchen. To minimize the time spent moving appliances and furniture, try and equip your alternative kitchen with the bare essentials. This will probably include silverware, dinnerware, and essential appliances (toaster, coffee maker, etc.). You should still be able to use your refrigerator and freezer, but plan on having limited access to it throughout the day as the contractors work.

Be Ready for Templating

To make it easier for the contractors to do their job, you should have your major appliances in place so they can easily create the template. A template is used to ensure the countertops are precisely designed to accommodate your cabinets, fridge, sink, and more. Without a proper template in place, your countertops are more likely to have awkward gaps or uneven surfaces. To ensure you’re left with beautiful countertops that are perfectly tailored to your kitchen, have all of your appliances in place for templating before the contractors arrive.

Clear Out Space

Your contractors will try and work as quickly as possible to avoid the amount of time you’re left without a kitchen. In order to facilitate their work, clear out space for them to move about. This includes ensuring there’s nothing between your front door and kitchen that could trip up the contractors. Granite slabs are incredibly heavy and fragile, so giving your contractors unobstructed access to the kitchen will ensure your countertops are kept safe and pristine.

Speak with Your Contractors

If you’re working with countertop specialists in Marietta, you should feel confident in their ability to install granite countertops quickly and cost-efficiently. Make sure you have a clear idea of their project timeline, in addition to learning how you can make the installation process as easy as can be. To ensure your granite countertops are installed with the utmost care and professionalism, call Atlantis Granite & Marble, LLC. We’re here to help make your countertop dreams a reality!