When completing a kitchen or bathroom remodel, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the steps you must take to ensure a smooth process. That’s why we compiled an easy checklist to help take the guesswork out of installation day! Here are the top five things you need to consider prior to installation!
Is there a sink in the area where we are installing your new countertops? If so, you will need to hire a licensed plumber who is able to guarantee their work, to both disconnect your water supply before installation, and reconnect your water supply after installation. Because kitchen sinks are much larger and heavier, you need to allow 24 hours between installation, and reconnecting your water to the kitchen sink. At Southern Stone, we work with licensed plumbers we can refer you to.
At Southern Stone, we have plenty of beautiful sinks for you to choose from, but it is up to you to supply the unique faucet of your choosing. Faucets come in varied shapes and sizes, so our experienced installation team cuts your custom faucet holes on-site and must have the actual faucet in order to ensure accuracy.
Do you have hardwood floors? If so, the abrasive dust from cutting granite can cause scuffs and scratches. It is important to use blankets or tarps to cover your hardwood floors during installation.
4. Large appliances
Some modern appliances are made to shine, and our installation team at Southern Stone does their best to preserve the integrity of that finish but unfortunately we cannot control how dust will fall. For this reason, it is extremely important to tape bags, sheets, or tarps over your large appliances (such a refrigerators or freezers) that cannot be moved during installation.
To make installation go quickly and smoothly, it is important to clear out your cabinets under your sink area. Also wherever possible, please remove the top drawers beneath your countertops.
If you follow these five basic instructions, your installation day should be a breeze and you will be enjoying brand new countertops in no time!
Contact us at (205) 989-5699 to schedule your free in-home countertop estimate today!