By November 9, 2013

DIY Tips on How to Add Design to Your Kitchen Counters

Kitchen countertops are one of the most prominent things you see in the kitchen. For this reason, in order to create a stylish kitchen, you must make sure that you find the right countertops to match the entire room. However, do not compromise functionality with style.

Decorating your simple countertops will help add an inspirational vibe when cooking. The best way to keep things interesting inside the kitchen is to make sure to keep things alive. Here are some step by step tips you can do by yourself to make kitchen counters that are stylish, functional, and unique –the best part is that it will not cost too much:

1. learn to get organized

Think of the things you need to do first before starting such as the design and the required materials that you need to jumpstart your activity. List out things such as the trowel, sandpaper, tiles, pry bar, adhesive, gloves, and rags before proceeding to the plan. Find a style that you want online. There are plenty of styles available. Find one that complements the rest of the room.

2. proceed to the layout

Place the tiles on top of the counter. Arrange it first before sticking them. Find an image that best suits your liking. Make sure that the layout is done according to the picture before proceeding to the final steps.

3. remove the existing counter styles by cleaning the dry surface

Remove the old counter by prying it then place the new tiles on top. Just make sure that you smoothen the surface after you remove the previous tiles. Regular sandpaper will do the trick.

4. clean and prepare the surface of the countertop

Granite Tile InstallationMake sure that you have dust away every bit on the top after prying the previous tiles are removed. Prepare the surface before putting you selected adhesive. Get a slice of the surface and try the adhesive fist on a smaller part.

5. learn how to stick the pieces accordingly

All you need is a thin surface of adhesive. Place the cement on the first section.  This is actually the exciting part. Transfer the first tile from the layout you made earlier. Carefully stick to the cement and press gently on the adhesive. Continue doing this until you are finished on the first row. Repeat the process until the design is complete. Disperse the caulking materials on the surface of the tiles. Do not let it dry.

6. moisten the surface

Place a damp soft rag with warm water. Remove the excess caulk from the tile top. Make sure that the caulks on the sides of the tiles are not removed. Let these dry, just not ones on the surface.

7. unveil your work of art!

The steps are really simple and very basic. There is absolutely no need to hire an expert for this DIY Project. Be proud of your work and showcase it to your family or neighbors the next time they come over.

Chef Linda Rosario is a food blogger from Chef Needs, one of the trusted suppliers of bakery display cases. She also loves to paint and dreams of having her own art gallery. Aside from painting and drawing, Linda has a heart for cooking and food.

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