Port Charlotte Kitchen Island Removal Guide

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Kitchen island removal. It’s a big job and one that will take quite a bit of time and effort. Although, it’s not the most difficult home improvement project, unlike some others. If you’re redoing the space, kitchen island removal might just be part of the design. So, here’s a short kitchen island removal guide to help you along.

Kitchen Island Disposal

Now, before we get into the actual removal, you should know what you’ll do with the debris. When you do any type of remodeling or renovation, you’ll invariably create a whole lot of waste and debris. Most of the time, you can’t put it on the curb because the local trash collection agency won’t pick it up. So, you need a plan for how to deal with those materials.

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

This 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.

Port Charlotte Kitchen Island Removal Guide

As 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. Most are wood bases, with trim and a countertop. Here’s an overview of a kitchen island removal:

  • 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.
  • Remove molding and trim. Use a pry bar and claw hammer to remove any trim or molding on the kitchen island.
  • 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 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.

When it’s time for remodeling debris removal in Port Charlotte, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services.

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