Kitchen Peninsula 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 [peninsula] stands away from the normal counter space. It provides an extra work surface as well as storage. If you need to move the [peninsula] 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 peninsula.
Kitchen Peninsula Removal Guide for Leesburg Residents and BeyondAs for the kitchen peninsula 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:
- Take off the molding and trim. Pry off the molding and trim from the top and bottom of the kitchen peninsula. Put the molding and trim out-of-the-way so it isn’t a tripping hazard.
- Disconnect the plumbing and wiring. If you’re not comfortable with this, leave it to the 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 kitchen peninsula 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.)