How To Move A Kitchen Island: 3 Easy Methods And Items Needed

3 Easy Methods And Items Needed To Move Your Kitchen Island

The kitchen island is actually a countertop attached with the cabinets that also have enough space to install electrical wiring and water taps, the life span of your kitchen island is near about 20 years if cared properly but if you want to move your kitchen island because of some reason and you don't know how to do this then don't worry here we present the 3 different methods of kitchen island to remove securely.

Items List

  • Large Pry Bar (Crowbar)
  • Drill Or Driver
  • Reciprocating Saw
  • Gloves And Safety Glass
  • Screwdriver
  • Wire Nuts
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Large Towel

Method 1: Moving Islands Without Power, Water Or Gas

Here are the 5 easy steps for this process:
  1. First of all, you have to remove any loose shelving or drawers from your kitchen island.
  2. Next, from underneath of your island, get rid of all the screws holding the counter top to the island or holding pieces of the counter top together.
  3. Now get rid of the counter top using pry bar in order to pry off a glue that is applied to the counter top.
  4. You also need to get rid of the fasteners, if there is any, holding the base of your kitchen island to the floor. If it would be accessible to remove your kitchen island in sections, but it doesn’t get apart easily, employ the retaliate saw to cut the supports.
  5. Remove the kitchen island base as a whole at a time or in parts. You need the help of some people because the bases of your kitchen island are often very heavy.

Method 2: For Islands With Electricity

Here are the 3 steps for this method:
  1. First you have to turn off the power circuit in the panel controlling power to the kitchen island. Make sure to lock electrical box when you are working on the island.
  2. Disconnect all the wiring from outlets & also the light switches & pull the wiring out of the boxes. Now, on each wire or pairs of same-colored wire, place wire nuts.
  3. As the kitchen island is removed, pull the wiring through with the access holes in the kitchen island that were created for it. Leave the wiring in an actual place, if the new kitchen island will also be wired if not then cut the wire connection.

Method 3: For Islands With Water

Here are the steps for removing the kitchen island with water fitting:
  1. Firstly, remove the all fasteners which are holding the sink in place.
  2. You need to use a wrench now to loosen the drain fitting & remove it.
  3. Shut off the cold & hot water valves & then get rid of the water lines from the bottom of the faucet. Take a towel to catch the water that will be leftover in the water lines.
  4. Remove the sink & faucet together or independently.
  5. Leave the water lines in place for connection to your new kitchen island.
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