Materials DisposalBefore you start to empty the storage underneath 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 YourselfDo 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.
Kitchen Island Replacement in Palm HarborGather together a couple of drill-drivers, pry bars, wrenches, and hammers. Then, enlist the help of a friend or family member. Once you’re ready to begin, here’s how to start the kitchen island replacement process:
- Empty the kitchen island. Remove all cookware, perishables, and anything else you have stored on or in the kitchen island. In addition, pull the drawers out completely, taking them off the rails and placing them out-of-the-way. If the island is equipped with a swinging door, remove it from the hinges and place it out-of-the-way as well.
- 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 molding and trim. Pry off the molding and trim from the top and bottom of the kitchen island. Put the molding and trim out-of-the-way so it isn’t a tripping hazard.
- 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 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.)