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DIY Countertop Mistakes To Avoid

By June 24, 2019floors and interiors

DIY culture has been on the rise in recent years. More people than ever before are taking to online forums to try to do as much remodeling as possible on their own. When done properly, this can save you a lot of money, as well as add a feeling of pride and accomplishment in your home. However, if you try to undertake a project that isn’t within your abilities, you could wind up wasting a large amount of time and money, and still have to hire a professional to do it.

Countertops are one of the more expensive items when it comes to home renovation. Which makes the idea of installing them yourself very attractive. If you can manage to pull it off, you can save a pretty hefty chunk of change. However, with such an important and big-budget project, any mistake could wind up costing you even more than if you had just had a professional install them. We advise not to try this at home. Here are a few mistakes that could wind up ruining your remodeling budget.

Mismatched materials

When ordering materials yourself, from cabinets to countertops to sinks to dishwashers, it can be a bit overwhelming. Especially if you’re trying to do it all yourself. There’s nothing more frustrating than finally having all the components you need and realizing that they don’t match or fit. Professionals know exactly what to buy and what to avoid and will save you the headache of hours of research and failed attempts. 

Wrong measurements

Countertop installation requires a number of very precise measurements. One mistake and they won’t fit. Then you need to return the entire slab and get a new one, costing you a lot of money and effort.

Dropping the slab

This is a worst-case scenario, and it’s far more common than you think. Countertops are heavy, and without the proper transportation, strength, and knowledge, it’s easy to drop and break your material. Not only is this an extremely expensive accident, but it is also incredibly dangerous. 

When it comes to countertops, it’s best to let the professionals handle it. Call Naffco today at (813) 254-4066 to schedule a free consultation or stop into one of our stores to speak with a friendly expert today.