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 Yourself.comThis 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.
Kitchen Island Removal DIY Guide for New Tampa 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 the molding and trim. Use a pry bar and claw hammer to remove any trim or molding on the kitchen island. As you take the molding off the kitchen island, you’ll probably see where the base is joined to the countertop and also see how the walls are connected to one another.
- Disconnect the plumbing and wiring. Next, you’ll need to disconnect the electrical wiring and plumbing. First, turn off the power by shutting off the breaker and the water supply. If necessary, call in professionals for this step.
- Take off the island countertop. 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 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.)