What to Know about Kitchen Island 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 YourselfThis is where it’s smart to schedule remodeling and construction debris cleanup and removal. Doing so will allow you to keep on working and save you the time and effort of having to find the right recycling and disposal facilities. Plus, you’ll need to clear space to keep working and get rid of any safety hazards.
DIY Kitchen Island Replacement Guide for Leesburg Property OwnersAs for the kitchen island removal, you’ll need to start by emptying it out (provided it’s equipped with storage space). Once it’s empty, you can then assess how it’s constructed. Then, do the following:
- Remove molding and trim. Use a pry bar and claw hammer to remove any trim or molding on the kitchen island.
- 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.
- Remove the countertop. Once the electrical wiring and plumbing is disconnected, you can take off the countertop. You’ll need someone to help you unfasten it and lift it off the base.
- Disassemble the base. When the countertop is off the base, you can then disassemble the base itself with a pry bar and drill-driver. (It will probably be assembled in four sections.)