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How to Measure a Countertop

New countertops are a great way to update your kitchen.  There are many choices of materials – laminate, solid surface, quartz, granite, wood, and metals.  But the first step is finding out how much countertop you’ll need.  Here are some basic tips to measuring your countertop that will help you start this exciting project. 



This video demonstrates how to measure each part of your countertop.  You will need to create a diagram (layout) of the countertop space that you are interested in replacing or creating.  The Countertop Estimator Drawing Guide and gives a full page of graph paper with sample kitchen configurations.   


Once you have the basic layout – the hard part is over.  Now the fun part begins - you can select your surface type, color group, edge profile, and design options.  Your kitchen designer will help you select the best faucet, sink, backsplash, and accessories like instant hot water dispensers and garbage disposers.  In a few weeks – voila! – your kitchen is transformed.


Please send us your design ideas, dilemmas, and suggestions – and we always love to see your before and after pictures!


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Posted 2010-10-29T19:13:59+0000  by Eileen_HD_ATL Eileen_HD_ATL

Update to the Video (June 2011)


We have a new “How to Buy the Right Countertop” guide available at the store and online.  The updates include the Martha Stewart Living Corian collection and the Eco by Cosentino recycled surfaces.  The publication is bilingual.


 Right Guide.jpg     Right Guide Sp.jpg


I have been asked about the finished island drawing from the video.  As you can see from the photo, it was not drawn on graph paper - and certainly is not a "work of art!" - but it does provide a starting point for measuring the countertop accurately.  


Island final.jpg


Best wishes on your countertop project!




Posted 2011-06-21T18:40:18+0000  by Eileen_HD_ATL
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