If you want to give a new life to your kitchen without having to do works or leave a lot of money, do not hesitate, you need a change of countertop. Either because it has been used a lot and is in poor condition or because its design has stopped liking you, changing it to a new model will be a decision that you will not regret. You see, replacing the countertop of your kitchen without doing works is really easy, we tell you how.
Change kitchen countertop without works
How to change a countertop
The granite countertops is the predominant element of your kitchen: it is the surface on which all the preparations are prepared and on which the sink and the ceramic hob rests. Its design determines the aesthetics of the entire room and, therefore, it is so important that your choice is made taking into account the style we want to have in the kitchen. The variety of materials and effect will make them adapt to everything you can imagine: different lengths; straight or round edges; Cement, granite, slate, aluminum, marble, wood, etc. Choose the one that best suits you and let’s start with the change.
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR HOB WITHOUT DOING WORKS?
- New countertop
- Tuft / s
- Caps for tuft / s
- Corner tuft / s
- Manual saw or jigsaw
- Glue gun
- Screws and clips
- Glasses and gloves
- STEP BY STEP
- CHANGE THE TOP OF YOUR KITCHEN
- Remove the old countertop
- Remove the sink
The first step to disassemble the sink is to remove the silicone that surrounds its surface. You can help yourself with a spatula to do it. The next important step is to close the water stopcock, normally located under the sink, disassemble the siphon and, with a wrench, the hoses. Finally, check if the sink is attached with staples that attach it to the countertop and, if so, remove them. Carefully remove the sink and store it in a safe place to continue working.
- Remove the ceramic hob
To remove the ceramic hob, the silicone must be removed in the same way as with the sink, disconnect the electric current and, finally, remove the plate from the countertop very carefully.
- Remove the tuft
Remove the covers and corners that the tuft may have. Using a screwdriver, pry to disengage the bezel and remove it. Using a screwdriver or electric drill, remove the screws that secure the cap and remove it.
- Remove the countertop
Once you have removed the sink, the ceramic hob and the tufts, it is time to carefully remove the countertop. Some countertops are secured by one or more screws. If this is the case, unscrew them and remove the countertop. Ask someone else for help for this step if necessary.
Place the new countertop
- Prepare the new countertop
Measure the surface that your new countertop should have. It is advisable to add a couple of centimeters of margin to the measure. It also measures the holes in which the sink and the ceramic hob should go but, in this case, lend it 1.5cm to the measure so that they step on the countertop a bit when placing them. Place the new countertop board on easels and mark the cut lines based on the measurements taken. Help yourself with a square so that the lines are straight. Cut the piece along the lines with a manual or jigsaw. If the countertop is made of genuine marble or granite, we recommend that the cut be done by a professional. Don’t forget to protect yourself with glasses and safety gloves.
- Place the board
Once you have the countertop board cut, place it on the furniture making sure there is no space between it and the wall. The countertop should protrude about 2-3cm from the lower furniture. Screw the countertop with staples and screws as you had in the previous countertop.
- Install the new tufts
Remove the protective plastic from your countertop and apply a thin line of silicone with a gun in the area of union with the wall. Once it is dry, place the bases of the new tufts, and mark the points where the screws should go, make the holes with the help of a drill and finish the process by screwing the bases on the countertop. Finally, fit the trims of the tufts and remove the remaining silicone remains.
- Install the sink and hob
Finally, the sink and the ceramic hob can be reinstalled in their relevant holes. Make the electrical connections and reactivate the running water with the tap to verify that everything is going as it should. You can now enjoy your new countertop.