Kitchen Island DisposalKitchen island removal isn’t all that difficult, so much as it is time-consuming. The real problem lies in what you’ll do with the materials. If you’re beginning a kitchen remodel, you’ve got to think far beyond style and upgrades. After all, any type of renovation generates a whole lot of waste. And, you’ll need remodeling debris removal and hauling for that part of the process.
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.comIn other words, think about the entire remodel as a series of phases. There’s the planning phase, the demolition phase, the debris removal, the build out, plumbing and electrical, appliance installation, trim, and more. If you plan to reuse the island, you’ll need to set it aside (if you’re relocating it). But, if you are taking it out completely, you can simply call a junk hauling service.
Spring Hill Kitchen Island RemovalAs 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:
- Take off the molding and trim. The trim is not only decorative, it also conceals the gap between the base and the countertop. Pull the trim off the kitchen island and set it aside if you are going to reuse it.
- 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 the island countertop. After the trim is taken off the fixture and the wiring and plumbing are disconnected, it’s time to remove the countertop. (You’ll need at least one helper or maybe two or three to do this.)
- Disassemble the kitchen island 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.)