Kitchen Demolition and Disposal

January 12, 2012No comments

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Plumbing, electrics, and venting often hides in the walls. Make sure you know what is in the walls before you swing your sledgehammer!

After packing up all your belongings and moving them out of the kitchen area, your space will be nearly ready for kitchen demolition, disassembly, and disposal. This process will typically take between 2 to 3 days for the average kitchen.

During demolition, all old elements are destroyed to make room for the new products. Old appliances, cabinets, and countertops will be removed. Sometimes, and also depending on the type of remodel, flooring and walls will be removed and replaced as well.

During demolition is often when setbacks will be discovered. For example, the removal of appliances or drywall could lead to structural and electrical issues that need to be figured out.

Before homeowner’s decide to do the demolition themselves, make sure to look at the house’s planning documents to know what is in the wall. A sledgehammer can be very dangerous for the plumbing, electricals, and mechanicals!

For more information about the remodeling process, see our extensive kitchen remodeling guide.


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