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sdhomeguy 04-19-2012 12:44 PM

Remodeling the Kitchen
 
Hey guys just have a quick question. I am in the process of remodeling my kitchen (just finished the cabinets) and am now going to the countertops. Now from what I have heard from people installing countertops by yourself is extremely hard. I just wanted to know if anyone has ever done it, and maybe how much it cost in terms of money and the amount of time it took. Thanks alot guys!

P.s. They are granite countertops (African Beige)

sdhomeguy 04-24-2012 10:38 AM

Any help would be great guys! Still trying to figure out the best way to do this.

nealtw 04-24-2012 04:51 PM

I would think the tools you need for the job may not make it cost effective for one job, and no I have not done it.

growbuilders 04-24-2012 11:45 PM

I have never done it myself but hired a kitchen remodeling expert team .They have great knowledge regarding what is required for a better kitchen and how to install the required parts in kitchen easily.So i will suggest you to hire a remodeling expert team

rander 04-25-2012 08:17 PM

Hire it done by countertop professionals. Installing granite countertops is not something an inexperienced amateur should attempt. They are heavy, awkward and fragile.

turner 04-25-2012 09:33 PM

I suggest that instead of doing that job by your self. You'll hire someone experienced in doing that job. Because if you don't have the right tools and knowledge in doing the countertops, you'll might just cost more that hiring a professional to do the job for you.

sdhomeguy 04-26-2012 10:29 AM

Yeah that is true. I don't have the tools necessary for the project and since I have no experience I think hiring someone will be the best bet. Does anyone know how much it will cost ? Like a rough estimate?

BridgeMan 04-26-2012 03:42 PM

Big box stores always have per square foot prices shown on their displays. Just take your calculator, and do the arithmetic for your counter area.

CallMeVilla 04-26-2012 06:26 PM

If by your Title you are in San Diego, there are a lot of guys on Craigslist who do side jobs for a good price. DO NOT try granite as a newbie. You will not be happy. Just bite this bullet and realize that not everything is a DIY project.

sdhomeguy 05-01-2012 11:26 AM

Ok so the consensus seems to say do not do this job on my own. So i have started my hunt for contractors in the area. CallMeVilla I am in San Diego but have not checked craigslist yet. Do you have any personal recommendations? (seeing your from the area as well)


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