How To Demolish A Kitchen

If it's time to renovate your kitchen, that first means that you need to demolish your existing one. Now, before going out and hiring a Parker demolition company, we'll go over how you may be able to handle the job on your own.

Before you go into your kitchen swinging a sledgehammer, it's important to take the job slowly and carefully. The last thing you want to do is damage something with a sledgehammer that will end up costing you even more to repair. There could be wiring, pipes, or structural elements that are within the existing kitchen construction that could end up being costly to repair if they end up damaged.

The first step, and probably the most obvious, is to remove everything from the kitchen. Clean out all of the cabinets and drawers, and remove all of the appliances from the kitchen. If you're going to keep the appliances, put them somewhere where they won't get damaged.

Then you'll want to start focusing on is removing any cabinet or pantry doors that are easy to remove. Like we mentioned before, don't just start swinging a sledgehammer. If you can safely unscrew doors off of the cabinets, do that. It will be much less effort, and be much safer overall for the demolition project.

It's best to start with the cabinetry above the countertops first. We'll get to removing the countertops, any backsplash or tiles that may be there, and the lower cabinets further down the line.

Once you've remoed the doors from the cabintetry, it's time to start removing the cabinets. To do this you'll need a pry bar to remove the cabinets from the wall. Try not to be overly aggressive at this stage, because you want to make sure that you don't damage the walls. You should be able to just pry the cabinets off the wall with a little bit of effort.

When removing the cabinets, if there are any screws or nails, make sure to remove them before prying the cabinets off the walls

Once the upper cabinets have been removed, you can proceed to the lower countertops and cabinets.

Start by prying off the countertops from the top of the cabinets. Depending upon the material used on the countertops will determine how difficult this will be, but if it's older countertops you should just be able to pry the countertops off the lower cabinets

After you've removed the countertops, you can remove the lower cabinets the same way you removed the upper cabinets. Go through with a screwdriver and a crowbar, and remove all of the old cabinets

Work your way around the kitchen, removing the old countertops and cabinetry. When you get to the sink, take care to disconnect all of the plumbing and remove the sink as well. If you've got a bulit in washing machine (and want to keep it) make sure you unhook any plumbing and safely remove that as well.

At this point, you should be almost done. Usually, one of the final things you will need to do is to remove any backsplash or tiling that may be on the wall. You will most likely be able to remove the tiles with a hammer, or if needed your pry bar from before

So, that should be it, and you should have saved yourself some money as opposed to hiring a demolition company to come and do it for you. With these steps here, we're sure you'll be able to get your kitchen demolition done.

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