In order to convert your existing kitchen into your dream kitchen, you’re likely going to need to undertake a significant amount of demolition work to prepare for the replacements and upgrades that will be part of your renovation. It may be necessary to remove cabinetry, counters, fixtures, flooring, and drywall. Demolition has to be done with care, so it’s important to work with a contractor that is experienced in managing these types of projects. Here are some things that you should know about the demo process.
Your Old Cabinets May Be Worth Saving
Even if you’re totally replacing your cabinets, the old ones may have some utility. It may be possible to repurpose, sell, or donate them. When you’re doing a kitchen demolition, it’s preferable to remove cabinets that are in decent shape in a way that preserves their condition.
Demo Materials May Require Special Disposal
In general, construction and demo waste can’t be thrown out with regular household waste. A demo contractor will be able to remove and dispose of waste materials in accordance with any applicable municipal regulations.
Demo Work Can Create Hazardous Conditions
There are some possible hazards involved in kitchen demolition work that you should be aware of. The work will affect areas of your kitchen that may contain electrical wiring, plumbing lines, and gas lines. A professional contractor can help you get all of the work done as safely possible.
You May Need a Team Effort
A kitchen demo may be more than a one or two-person job. There will likely be some heavy lifting involved in removing old items. It’s important that you get an adequately sized demo crew so the work can be done both efficiently and safely.
Ultimately, a kitchen demo can be a lot to take on. However, working with a good contractor can help assure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.