Having a well-placed island in your kitchen can be a great way to pull the kitchen together. These areas can easily become the focal points and add to the beauty of the space.
But sometimes it happens that your island’s location no longer fits your needs, or you move to a new home and the placement of the island is far from perfect. In those situations, you might be left wondering whether it’s possible to remove and replace the massive piece.
Fortunately, moving a kitchen island is entirely possible. However, the time, work, and money entirely depends on the type of island you currently have in your kitchen.
Before getting into how you can replace your island, let’s go over some complications that could make you look for a professional to remodel your kitchen.
Complications That Could Arrive
If you think this the case, you might need to find tiles that match yours or get the same flooring and call in a professional to install them. If you can’t find similar material and designs, you might need to rethink your decision.
Before actually getting to the move, you should prepare everything ahead of time for the process to go smoothly when you call in the professionals or extra hands. You can do this by:
● Removing all the items
● Removing the appliances
● Removing the drawers, shelves, and doors
● If there is, remove the trim
● If you can, remove the countertop
You should try to give your island a little push to see if it’s anchored in any place. If it doesn’t move, then you need to figure out where the anchor is located. To do this:
Check the cabinets and look for screws that may be providing the anchoring. You should also check in or behind the toe kick.
You can simply remove the screws to un-anchor your island.
You can simply move your cabinet now. Considering disassembling it if it’s quite large, heavy, or just difficult to move in one piece.
How you reinstall your kitchen island highly depends on the things you had to do to uninstall it. So, in general, you might have to do the following.
Be Careful About:
When you move a kitchen island on the ground floor, you might sometimes have to deal with pipe bursts, electrical issues, holes in the ground, and many other things that can leave your basement damaged.
You should get professionals to handle the renovation job if it seems complicated. Otherwise, you might need to hire experts for basement development and renovations.