Sometimes after living in your home for a while, you may find the need to demolish your kitchen space and renovate it.
One of the reasons for this may be because you may have outgrown the current kitchen’s setup. Another reason may be because you would like to have a new refreshing outlook.
Whatever the case, for you to achieve the best results, you need to prepare beforehand. Many people have no idea how to do this, and if you are one for them, then you do not have anything to worry about.
Here we will talk about the ways of preparing your kitchen for demolition and renovation.
- Clear Out Your Kitchen
The first and the most integral part about demolishing and then renovating the kitchen space requires you to remove everything that is in the kitchen.
You can start by emptying all of the cabinets and cupboards. Remove all the plates, spoons, and everything in those sections. Once you have removed the utensils, place them in a box, seal them, and then label the boxes so that people who are helping you remove them know how to handle the boxes.
If there are any pieces of furniture in your kitchen like stools, tables, you should ensure that they are all removed. In case you have heavy objects in your kitchen, you can ask someone else to help you move them out. The main goal here is to ensure that the kitchen is empty.
Why is this so important?
Clearing out your kitchen before a demolition and renovation help contractors work with a lot of ease as their focus will be on the construction process alone. If they are fully focused on demolition and renovation, this means you will get excellent results very quickly.
- Turn Off all the utilities
When the demolition process is going on, you want to ensure that no one hurts themselves, and no accident occurs.
One of the things you need to do is to turn off all the utilities. You can start by switching off the electricity at the breaker box. To ensure that no one switches on the power by mistake during the demolition and renovation process, make sure you put tape over the breakers.
The water in the kitchen should also be turned off to avoid damages that may be caused if the pipes are hit by mistake and water floods the kitchen. If such a thing happens, your renovation process will be slowed down on top of reaping other numerous damages.
Do not forget to switch off the gas too, as you do not want any gas-related accidents. The best way of switching off the gas is by turning off the valve that is located behind the gas appliance.
- Hire a hard waste removal company
Demolition and renovation involve the breaking down of the floors, walls, tiles, fixtures, and much more so that new ones can come in.
This entire process will eventually require the disposal of waste. Well, you can take the dirt and rubbish and place it on your kerbside as you wait for the next trash pickup day.
If you do consider going for this option, be prepared to have your compound look terrible as all that trash will ruin the general outlook of your outdoor living space.
Once you are done, you can easily haul all of the waste away to the appropriate disposal area – ready to be picked up by the rubbish removal company.
Demolishing your kitchen to renovate it is not a straightforward process as a lot of things come into play. One of these things is proper preparation.
You must prepare adequately to allow the contractors to come and complete their jobs quickly and with ease.
One of the things you can do is to remove everything that is in your kitchen. Make sure you clear out all of your utensils, furniture, pictures, ornaments, and any other items you may have in your kitchen. Once you are done, you should ensure that all of the utilities are turned off, switch off the electricity using the main breaker box, then off the water and gas.
If you need any help with demolition and renovation related issues, contact us at Paul’s Rubbish Removal today.
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