Kitchen Island Materials DisposalBefore you start to empty the storage underneath out and clear off the countertop, you’ll first need a plan for what to do with the materials and debris. Unfortunately, its size prevents you from stuffing it in the trash bin you put on the curb. And, it’s too bulky, anyway. Plus, even if you can get it out of the house in one piece (which is highly unlikely), the local trash collection agency might not even take it.
A kitchen island stands away from the normal counter space. It provides an extra work surface as well as storage. If you need to move the island during a kitchen remodel, you may run into some issues. If yours contains a cooktop or sink, you may need to bring in a professional to move the gas, electrical or plumbing lines. —Do It Yourself.comDo yourself a huge favor and have a junk removal company come over and haul it away. While they’re at your house, you can offload a bunch of other junk, as well. This way, you free up far more space and kill two birds with one stone. Now, let’s get onto the business of removing the kitchen island.
Celebration Kitchen Island Removal GuideGenerally, kitchen islands bases are wood, with granite, marble, stone, tile, or wood countertops. Of course, the more heavy the countertop, the more work it will require to remove it. Once you have a good idea of its construction, follow these steps for how to remove a kitchen island:
- Remove the molding and trim. Start with the molding and trim by taking it off the kitchen island. Put these aside out-of-the-way so it isn’t a tripping hazard. You can remove the doors and pull out the drawers, as well.
- Disconnect the plumbing and wiring. If you’re not comfortable with this, leave it to pros to do for you. But, if you can handle it, turn off the power and water supply lines. Then, disconnect them carefully.
- Take off the island countertop. Next, you’ll need to pull off the countertop. Take a moment to examine how it’s attached, then remove it from the base. You’ll probably need a helping hand or two.
- Disassemble the island base. To finish, you’ll have to disassemble the base itself. Again, you’ll have to figure out how it’s put together and then take it apart to remove it from the kitchen.