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5 Things to Know About Gutting a Kitchen


  1. When removing old cabinets, don’t reach for the sledgehammer first!  Unscrew them from the wall and pull them off.  It was save you clean up time and old cabinets can also be reused.
  2. Be sure you have a bucket when you are removing the sink.  The supply lines to the sink may have leftover water.
  3. Make small holes in drywall to check for plumbing or electrical.  After you’ve checked, you can reach for the sledgehammer.
  4. After you’ve checked for electrical and plumbing lines in a wall, you can use a reciprocating saw to cut out the wall section that you want to remove.
  5. Put a fan in a window to help suck out the dust and debris during construction.


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