How To Install Kitchen Countertops

How To Install Kitchen Countertops

If you want to add a touch of newness and style to your kitchen, then installing a new countertop will do wonders for enhancing the beauty of your kitchen. A variety of colours and finishes are available when you ask how to install kitchen countertops. You can choose from a wide range of choices keeping in mind your cabinet style and finish when shopping for the right countertop for your kitchen. For getting a streamlined look, you can choose a colour that blends with your cabinets. Or you can consider a stunning contrast that will pop out against the cabinetry in your kitchen. 

Whatever be your choice, installing kitchen countertops is not too difficult. If you devote a portion of your time, then you will have a new looking kitchen that you can flaunt off in front of your guests and be proud of. Through this article, we are going to explain how to install kitchen countertops.

Materials Needed to Install Kitchen Countertops 




Tape Measure

Power Screwdriver

Jig Saw

Carpenter’s Pencil

Caulking Gun

Detailed Steps on How To Install Kitchen Countertops

How To Install Kitchen Countertops
How To Install Kitchen Countertops

Step 1

Take the Measurements

Carefully measure the area where you need to install the countertops. Take precise measurements and cut off the countertops of the required shapes and sizes. Then mark all the spots for installing sinks and faucets.

Step 2

Check the Countertop Fitting

Put the countertop into the desired position on the installation area to check the fit. Make sure that there are no gaps between the walls and the countertop that are more than ⅛”. If there are large gaps then you need to reduce it.

Step 3

Scribing the Countertop

Take the gap between the wall and the countertop that is of the largest width. Then using this width, offset your pencil from the wall and scribe along the countertop. Taking the support of the wall, run your pencil to mark the countertop with the wall’s contour.

Step 4

Cut Along the Scribe Line

Remove the countertop from the installation area and block it up. Then, using a jigsaw, cut along the scribe line on the countertop. Then recheck the fitting of the countertop.

Step 5

Screw Countertop to Cabinets

Insert screws through the cabinet framing into the underside of the countertop to fix the countertop in place. Always ensure that the length of screw is appropriate and won’t come through the surface. Screw all along the entire length of the countertop.

Step 6


Put on an even bead of caulking along the joint between the wall and countertop. Use a mildew resistant kitchen and bath caulking to make your countertop installation last longer.

How To Install Kitchen Countertops

This is how to install kitchen countertops on your own. If you need the assistance of expert kitchen and bath designers, then you can contact us at K&B Cabinets. We will install your kitchen countertops with the highest level of professionalism and leave you satisfied in every aspect. Reach out to us with your needs today.