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Kitchen Cabinet Removal Guide

2021-12-28 By Owen

remodeling debris removalKitchen cabinet removal isn’t exactly the most difficult thing to do. But, it does require being handy with a few common tools and being familiar with electrical wiring and plumbing (if so equipped). For the most part, it’s straightforward. However, it will take some time to get it done, and then, you’ll have to deal with the floor where it stood. So, let’s take a look at how to tackle kitchen cabinet removal.

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Where you’ve got to start is actually at the end of the process. While that sounds strange, it’s actually one of the most common remodeling mistakes. Think about it this way. You’re ready to renovate your kitchen, so you go in and clear it out. Then, you begin to remove the cabinets and teardown the backsplash. Before you know it, there’s a huge pile of remodeling debris. Now, what to do with it?

When you buy new cabinets to remodel or redecorate your kitchen, it can be hard to imagine throwing away your old cabinets, especially if they are in good condition. Storage isn’t the only use for cabinets. Taking the cabinets apart opens up new possibilities for using old cabinets throughout your home. From works of art to craft materials, you can find uses for your old cabinets. --San Francisco Home Guides

This is often the point many homeowners find themselves because they did not think ahead. They are so focused on the finished product, it doesn’t even occur to them they need remodeling debris disposal until it’s unavoidable. And, that’ puts them in a real pickle. So, do yourself a favor and be proactive.

Kitchen Cabinet Removal Guide

Once you have the remodeling debris disposal lined up, you can take down those old fixtures to start your journey to a new and improved space. Here’s how to do old kitchen cabinet removal the easy way:

  1. Empty the cabinets. Your first step is to empty the cabinets. You need to place the contents of the kitchen cabinets in another area to avoid breakage. If you are able, store the contents in a pantry or in a nearby room, temporarily.
  2. Remove the doors and/or drawers. Next, remove the doors and/or drawers from the cabinets. This can be done with a power drill driver or with a hand tool, like a screwdriver. If you are going to reuse any of the parts, be sure to label each.
  3. Remove the molding along the soffit. Use a pry bar to remove the molding from the soffit. Depending on how it's installed, this might take some elbow grease and effort. Remove the molding carefully to avoid damaging the soffit.
  4. Unfasten the retaining screws. Now the doors, drawers, and molding is off the cabinet units, you can unfasten the retaining screws with a power drill driver or with a hand tool. Have someone hold the cabinet units in place so they don't come crashing down on the counter.

If you need cabinet removal or construction clean up and remodeling debris removal, just phone 800-737-5923 or visit Junk Garbage Removal.

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