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What You Need to Know About Countertop Installation
Renovating your living space is always an exciting endeavor, and at Cope Construction and renovation, we understand the importance of every detail when creating your Forever Home. One such crucial aspect is the installation of new countertops, which can breathe new life into your kitchen and bathrooms. In this article, we’ll walk you through the journey of a countertop renovation, sharing insights into our process we follow to ensure a functional upgrade for your space.
Thursday, August 10, 2023

Disconnecting and Prepping for the Transition

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Countertop installation is a multi-step process that demands attention to detail. Our next task is to undertake precision templating, a crucial phase where we ensure that everything is aligned and on the same plane. Even if your space isn't perfectly level, our expert team will adjust and align components to have a complete fit. During templating, our team takes detailed measurements and utilizes advanced equipment to create an accurate digital layout. This precision ensures that the subsequent fabrication process yields a countertop that perfectly fits your unique space.


Making Informed Decisions for the Perfect Countertop


With the digital layout in hand, you, our valued client, play an integral role in shaping the final outcome. At Cope Construction and Renovation, we understand the importance of your preferences. At the office we can review the digital design with you and make informed decisions about details such as seam placement, sink selection, and other essential elements. Our goal is to collaborate closely with you to bring your vision to life.


Countertop Fabrication and Temporary Installation 


Once your preferences are captured and decisions are made, our skilled team swings into action for the fabrication process. This stage typically takes around 2 weeks, during which your kitchen may experience some downtime. However, we recognize that you need a functional space, so if you're opting for solid surface countertops, we offer a convenient solution.  Prior to templating, we carefully remove the existing countertops, then promptly reinstall them once the templating is complete. This means you'll have a functional kitchen during the fabrication period, ensuring your daily routines remain uninterrupted.


Final Installation and Beyond


As the fabrication nears completion, we gear up for the final installation. Our team removes the existing countertops one last time and disposes of them responsibly. This step marks the grand finale where the crafted countertops find their place in your kitchen and bathrooms. If you're considering additional features like a backsplash or under cabinet lighting, this is the ideal time to discuss these options and seamlessly integrate them into your upgraded space.


Tailoring the Process to Your Space


Every renovation project comes with its unique set of challenges and opportunities. At Cope Construction and Renovation, we take a thoughtful approach to each project, recognizing that even seemingly square corners may need special consideration. Our equipment enables us to navigate these intricacies, ensuring a final result that's not only visually appealing but also highly functional.


In one of our recent projects, we had the privilege of enhancing a homeowner's kitchen island to create one more prep space. By extending  the island by 12 inches and thoughtfully considering the placement of sinks and drawers, we were able to create a harmonious and efficient kitchen layout. It's the little details like these that make a significant impact on the functionality and aesthetics of your space.

Bringing Your Dream Project to Life


As we wrap up our journey through the countertop renovation process, it's evident that transforming your living space involves a series of well-coordinated steps. At Cope Construction and Renovation, we pride ourselves on our commitment to precision, collaboration, and creating spaces that truly reflect your vision.


If you're considering a countertop renovation or any other home improvement project, we invite you to reach out to us at Cope Construction and Renovation. With our expertise and dedication, we're here to guide you through each phase.