Everyone wants to make home updates, and getting rid of counter trim that doesn’t quite work to your standards is the first step in improving your kitchen. There are a lot of new homeowners that do not have the money for a complete kitchen remodel, so choosing smaller projects to do it yourself is the easiest way to get your kitchen looking fresh and new without a lot of money being spent. Replacing your kitchen trim can change the look and feel of the room easily and quickly.
Preparing For Replacement
When you are ready to replace the kitchen counter trim, you will first want to remove the old trim. This must be done carefully in order to avoid damage to the surrounding areas. Once the trim is removed, you will want to take measurements of the trim and a sample of the color of the counter.
When picking out the trim for your kitchen counter, you will want it to match or at least complement the color of your counter. Take your time in deciding what you want before you buy it so that you don’t have to end up replacing it again down the line.
Replacing Your Trim
After you have removed the old trim and purchased the new trim, you are ready to begin installation. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the gluing compound that you use. Make sure to prepare the area first by lightly sanding it and then cleaning off the excess dust. Then apply the glue at the amount stated on the instructions.
Once the glue is applied, you can begin applying the kitchen counter trim. Depending on the type of trim that you bought, you will want to line of the trim with the edge of the counter or just below it so that there is a bit of an overhang.
Press the trim on firmly and use clamps to hold it in place until the glue is dry. A day (24 hours) is usually the amount of time that it needs, but check with the instructions for more specific guidelines.
After Replacing the Trim
After you have replaced the trim, you should let it dry for the full time before you remove the clamps. Then you will be able to check and see if everything is sticking properly. If you find that you have overlapped too much, you can trim the excess off with a variety of different tools. You can also use a sander to get the edges even if this is causing any kind of problems.
Now that you have replaced any broken or outdated trim, you will notice that you your kitchen is now looking better and you didn’t have to spend a lot of money to make it happen.
Now you will be able to find other little projects in your kitchen that will help improve the overall look without a major kitchen renovation. You can refinish your cabinets, replace the flooring, or paint the walls to give you kitchen a shiny new look.