Can You DIY a Stone Countertop Installation?

Why did the DIY craze become so popular? People started realizing that there was no reason to shell out cash for straightforward home improvement projects. Doing-it-yourself is a great way to expand your skillset, invest labor into your home, and bond with your spouse (or wind up sleeping on the couch). But which home projects are DIY-ready, and which require a professional hand?

Kitchen Countertops: DIY or Hire a Professional?

Woman holding wrenchInstalling a countertop is a little more straightforward the rewiring the house, and you’re unlikely to electrocute yourself or burn anything down if you mess up. But installing a natural stone countertop can still be dangerous. Granite, quartz, and marble countertops require special equipment to install. You may need a belt sander, scribing tool, filing tool, hand saw or jigsaw, drill, or stone sealant to complete the project. Natural stone countertops are heavy and unwieldy, and in most cases, measurements must be exact. Since you’ve already called Williams Fabrication to cut and prep the stone, it’s easy to let us handle the installation as well.

When can you install a new kitchen countertop yourself?

  • If you have the necessary equipment, experience, and manpower to move and install the stone
  • If you know how improper installation of stone can cause stress fractures
  • If you’re installing a tile or laminate countertop
  • If you have the time to invest in a DIY countertop project

Before deciding to do a DIY countertop installation, contact Williams Fabrication. We’ll help you find a countertop that fits your budget, labor and all.

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