I am going to look at new counter tops soon -- and a local store has a
sale. They say give a price per square foot....how do you measure
kitchen counters? I would like an idea about how much we are talking
about before going down to look.
The same way you measure anything...
length x width = area
The thickness of the counter top may also be a factor...
Back splash size and type are also important to measure,
i.e. is there a painted wall with a matching strip of
counter top material or is it tiled with a different surface ?
Just be forewarned that a new counter top in a kitchen
tends to suffer mission creep, i.e. the sink and faucet
gets replaced because they would look so shabby
next to the new counter top in their present condition...
Taken to an extreme it can lead to new appliances and
cabinet face frame refinishing but not always...
You can get a rough idea by simply measuring the
countertop area. But places I've dealt with charge
based on the layout, desired edging, etc too. Meaning
a granite countertop that's a simple rectangle with
plain edge is going to cost less than one that is curved
and has a fancy edge even though they are the same
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