Kitchen

How to Remove a Kitchen Peninsula

Removing kitchen peninsula has never been easier! This blog will give you the ins and outs of kitchen peninsula removal, making your kitchen peninsula removal project a breeze. Kitchen peninsula are actually similar to other kitchen remodeling projects that typically allow an open or contemporary feel to a room.

For this reason, kitchen peninsula surrounds the perimeter of a room, in which most other kitchen remodeling projects simply provide the option to add more cabinets or counter surfaces. Removing a kitchen peninsula can be the project of a lifetime, but it is not the noose of the renovator. With the right tools and know-how, you can remove a kitchen peninsula in no time.

Remove the countertop

Remove the countertop. The countertop may have been built on top of the peninsula cabinets or it may have been attached to the front of them. If it was attached to the front, you will see screws in the corners holding it. If these are present, this may be the first step in removing a kitchen peninsula. Remove these screws and lift off the countertop.

Remove any backsplash pieces that were attached to the wall or on top of the countertop. Remove all fixtures such as faucet, soap dispenser and any other items that are mounted on or through the countertop.

Check for any materials protruding from under wall cabinets. If they are only supported by materials protruding from under wall cabinets, remove them now. It is easier to do this before removing wall cabinetsCheck for any wires protruding from under wall cabinets. Check for light fixtures and wiring feeding through holes in walls or through peninsulas into wall cabinet areas. Remove these items if possible.

Disconnect all water supply lines, drain lines and valves. You can leave them attached to each other if you are going to reinstall them in a new location but make sure they will not get in your way during removal of cabinets. If your peninsula has a countertop, it will be attached with screws drilled into the cabinet frames. You need to remove these screws before you can separate the peninsula from the cabinets.

For engineered stone countertops like Corian, you should use a circular saw equipped with a stone-cutting blade to cut through the granite and prevent it from shattering. For butcher block or laminate countertops, use a circular saw equipped with a wood-cutting blade.

Remove the upper cabinets and base cabinets

If you have an old kitchen design with a peninsula, you may be interested in removing it and replacing it with an island. This can create more space and make your kitchen feel less cramped and closed-in. However, the process is not easy, but if you have the right tools and knowledge, you can do it without any help. Before starting, you will need to speak to your local building department about the possibility of removing the peninsula and installing a new island.

Remove the Upper Cabinets and Base Cabinets. You will first need to remove the upper and base cabinets from the peninsula. You should remove the drawers from each cabinet before attempting to remove them from their frames. Use your screwdriver to unscrew any screws that are keeping them in place in the frames.

If there are other items inside of the cabinets that are hard to reach, you can use your hands or a pair of pliers instead of a screwdriver. Once all of these screws have been removed, carefully pull out each drawer from its frame until it comes out completely. Next, you will need to repeat this process to remove all of your cabinets from their frames.

To do this, open up each cabinet door and remove any screws that. Cut the caulk between the countertop and the underside of the cabinets to remove them. Use a reciprocating saw to cut through any nails used to secure the cabinetry to studs. If you’re removing a peninsula that’s attached at a right angle, you’ll need to cut through where it connects to your existing counters. If it’s not attached, you can simply remove it by lifting it up and off.

Remove the drywall

The first thing to do is remove the drywall. Depending on the situation, you may be able to cut the drywall, add a header and leave it exposed. If the wall was a structural load-bearing wall, you will need to add a header or beam across the opening before removing the wall. The next step is to remove the baseboard and flooring where necessary.

If you have carpet, you can use a utility knife to cut it down one side of the wall. Finally, you need to remove any electrical wiring and plumbing from the peninsula. You may also have to call in an electrician if there are too many wires that need to be moved. First, remove the drywall.

You will be able to see what is behind the peninsula once this is done. Next, identify the location of the studs (the wood supports) in the wall and mark them on the wall so that you know not to cut these. Once the drywall has been removed, you will need to cut through any metal support beams that may be holding up your peninsula if it is a free standing structure. Use a reciprocating saw or pipe cutter to cut through metal pipes that are supporting your peninsula.

Remove all debris from the floor and clean up after you have finished cutting through everything that needs to be removed. You should now have a very large opening in your kitchen where you can create another room or just open up more space for entertaining guests. Use a reciprocating saw to cut through the drywall.

If you’re removing a pass-through, cut all the way through the drywall and then use your hammer to knock it out. Cut the studs above and below where you removed the drywall. Use your reciprocating saw to cut the studs above and below where you removed your drywall. Cut from one end of it to the other, so that you remove as much of it as possible. It can be difficult to remove a kitchen peninsula, but it’s not impossible