An overlay of a butcher block material can enhance your kitchen’s appeal while still reducing your electrical and water consumption. You might think that a reduction in your monthly electric bill is all that is good about them. On the contrary, you will also enjoy a lower heating bill during the winter months as your wood kitchen countertops will not accumulate excessive amounts of heat. Your monthly water consumption will also decrease as you do not need to use as much soap and water to prepare meals. The fact that you will reduce your utility expenses is all well and good but what can you do with all of that savings? An overlay is just the thing for you.
One of the most noticeable changes you will notice when implementing a butcher block countertop is the absence of dull and unattractive concrete. It will be replaced by lovely mosaic tiles that coordinate with the rest of your kitchen. These tiles are made from recycled materials so you know that they are made from products that have been recycled. This helps the overall value of your kitchen when it comes time to sell your house.
Installing a butcher-block countertop overlay onto your existing kitchen is not that hard to do either. There are many do-it-yourself kits available to make the job go smoothly and most are focused on the installation process. If you are unsure of how to install a butcher-block countertop then you can get a contractor to do it for you. Some homeowners may prefer to have the countertop installed professionally. In that case, let them know the plan for your kitchen and they will draw up the blueprint for your kitchen.
The installation process involves first locating the appropriate butcher block counter top for your kitchen. Do not install the countertop on top of the old countertop. Instead, locate the new countertop over the old one. You can use an in-line cutter to cut the new countertop to size. Use a wood shim on the top of your new countertop to level it out and make sure that it is properly sealed. After installing your butcher block countertop, seal it with a moisture resistant sealant.
To give your kitchen a great new look, consider purchasing some butcher block countertops. You can choose from a variety of solid colors, wood stains, or even tile options. With the options available today it is easy to find a countertop to fit into your budget. Some people opt for a custom-made countertop. By having a custom-made countertop made to your specifications, you can create a unique look that will blend well with your kitchen decor.
If you decide to go with a solid color, you might consider purchasing a granite countertop instead of a wood countertop. Granite is a beautiful natural material that looks amazing in kitchens where other materials are used, such as granite tile. Granite comes in a variety of colors that will complement most any color scheme.
When choosing a wood countertop to use as an overlay on your butcher block countertop, be sure to get something with a high gloss finish. The finishing process will help make your kitchen cabinets look great. Another important aspect of using a wood countertop overlay in your kitchen is to choose durable materials. There are many ways that you can get high quality materials, such as reclaimed wood. This type of wood is made from wood harvested decades ago and has incredible strength, meaning it will last for many years.
Installing butcher block countertops is a great way to bring the beauty of your kitchen indoors. Whether you choose the laminate style, marble, or the natural stone countertops, you are going to love the way it looks in your home. These types of countertops are great for families because they are easy to clean, and they are very affordable. If you want to remodel your kitchen, then this is a wonderful way to do it.