Kitchen Renovation 14.0 – Fitting Granite Worktops



so welcome back to the kitchen relations big day today we've got the granite worktops going in they've got a few final bits to do to both do some securing our units to the walls a couple of supports to put in and also gonna sell out and your base to the for the island so got a couple of hours now before they arrive and we'll make sure that everything's nice and prepped for them nice and level and then hopefully we can see some big changes to it that is a mess out there alright so where that island is the granite island I want to make sure that's really stable and there's four little plastic black legs or am I just not doing that so I'm going to make a frame work out some one-inch timber and I'll be the same height as the feet to be 150 ml PI and that just gives a bit more stability got all these old pine shelves that we took out the old kitchen a really nice solid boards we're just going to cut them down take a saw so they're exactly the right width cut them to length to make up our box section so we're not gonna have the ability to a Gypsys like the feet so I have to make sure these are as exact as I can and let's hope the floors lots of flat – I haven't got a joint or a planer here so I'm gonna have to just use the table saw and then cut into it so here's why we use the magnetic etch all these nails and screws make sure they're all gone because that would have gone straight through good 1012 and nails if we then was going to put a round load a bit on bottom of these and that was because if we ever moved the island it wasn't going to leave a real sharp dent in the vinyl floor which is a little bit cushion and however looking at these they're a little bit softened on the edge anyway I might just run a hand plane over the edges all of this is going to be completely concealed by paneling anyway so I think they should be fine with what I do so I'll just take off those corners and just so there's no sharp edges digging into the vinyl so I think that's gonna be a lot more solid than using the little plastic feet I'm putting little brackets on here now fixes to the bottom of course all these units are being reused at secondhand and so that's what I'm gonna have to do a lot more modifications and this is all purpose built originally so there's quite a lot of favored hands and cutouts where the original kitchen would have had pillars box sections say need to square this sector you see the original quality of this this kitchen all these units any exposed places are we're using real oak veneer and it's even the Pippa veneer to match the doors so some hoping that we can leave a bit of flexibility in where we want the island and we can move it around in the future that's why I'm trying to be a little bit more cautious on what dents and what marks this might leave in the Riedel so I've smoothed out as much as possible taking the edges off here and I think I'm going to go one step further and just use some little Brad's and just get this tucked in underneath the baseboard and hopefully that will just stop it from marking at all about half an hour left full fitters get here final rush to get everything bolted down and cleared out of the way we clear the side roof into the house so hopefully I'm coming through that way here's the plinth I've built for the island as you see it's work pretty well and once it's all clouded with the paneling on the outside should look nice and flush there are a few fixes to do over here so that's being towed up back of these units has been screwed into the wall using cooler brackets same on that pillar and all only see now is just put a supporting blog just on that back wall just take the this thin strip of granite here just to support that so taps are all off need to clear down the windowsill and get this Evan out of the way and hopefully they'll be ready to fit them so find a few things now just go get all the results that I've been off the sink so the one that I put that comic put nice little bit on that Skinner today today the Granite's phibn see the granite fears have just left everything's in and some of it still setting but we're going to put a look round of how it's all running so this is the original cuts out that we have in the granite do I know that personally we've had extra corners put on i'll see yep sounds shifted as well and the last little thing to do is just is silicon round the back so that's all we've done now and then when we happy with the sink and the taps we'll run our clear beans silicates underneath it to finish that off and get it watertight over here we make things future-proof we're gonna have a 900 wide oven in the future and so for now about this one and that that's why we've gone in with the infill let's see the side so it's going to fit really nice and snug in there pops with the extractor above and over here we've finished by turning the angle and that's the same thing which I'll follow the paneling around as well just to take the edge off huh and this is the main part of the kitchen spoiling really well really happy with this bit and followed the ups and brownson here I know this here without paddling and probably a bookshelf hidden under there as well so access from the other side so it's come up really really well so we got left really to do is just a little bit of decorating cool behind here just where there's a slight gap and we'll paint that to finish it as I said got clear silicon between the two pieces and it's a pretty good match and this up sand is supplied by the fixes whereas we had the granite already and they've done a good job of matching up the two different Granite's colors and all the joints of use a black epoxy which is kind of matched with the color and they're really neat finishes can you look at underneath from the back so we collect in the window and access all this plumbing it's a good kind of three or four inch gap here just enough to get a span of three and tighten the tabs up and when we then trim this sill with it and that'll all be concealed get these hats off and hopefully we'll be up and running so you can see where we've got access at the back so slightly different from a normal tap we've got one Center tap and then the mixer for the cold and hot are separate so here's the view pub just tighten those up now trace for the hot water you

6 Comments

  • Felix Reali

    April 13, 2019

    my wife and I got granite tops as well…so worth the extra money. makes the kitchen look really nicely finished

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  • Just Ben

    April 13, 2019

    Hi, big fan of your videos, could I ask you which company you have used to cut your granite to size, I'm undertaking a similar project and it seems they have done a grand job. Thanks ?

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  • Joanna Rogers

    April 13, 2019

    You should add this video to the kitchen playlist

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  • Nav Zaffar

    April 13, 2019

    Good videos

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  • EchoE West

    April 13, 2019

    Looks great, enjoying your videos, thanks for sharing!

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  • Oleg Garbeechy

    April 13, 2019

    Coming together nicely there! Do you have a sitting room or dinner table in this space also?

    Reply

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