If you’re fed up with how your kitchen looks, it’s likely you’ve thought a lot about getting it remodeled. You might think that getting a new kitchen fitted only involves selecting what you want inside of it and paying someone to put it all together. But, as it’s such an involved project, you need to make sure that there are no stumbling blocks before you even begin!
With the above in mind, it makes perfect sense to prepare your kitchen for its remodel. How should you best do that? Take a look at these handy hints and tips to get you started.
Remove all your old appliances
Assuming you’ve already taken out all of your cutlery, plates, glasses, and so on, there are a few other things you must do in preparation for your new kitchen. The first thing is to have your old appliances removed from the kitchen. Doing so will make things easier for your new kitchen installers. Plus, it gives you time to either sell them or have them recycled.
The appliances you should have removed include your refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and others like dishwashers and washing machines.
Have any pipework for taps moved to new locations
If you want to relocate your sink unit to another part of the kitchen, it’s essential you have the pipework in the right place ready for your kitchen installers! Plumbers such as High Mark Plumbing can easily carry out that work for you. Alternatively, you could ask for recommendations from friends and family members of local and reliable plumbers to use.
A plumber can also install new water outlets for you, such as for refrigerators with water dispensers and ice makers.
Get your electrical wiring checked and certified
Are you going to have new kitchen lighting fitted? Perhaps you wish to have some extra sockets installed? In any event, the last thing you want to happen is for your new kitchen to catch fire due to wiring faults!
With that in mind, contact electricians like 4-Star Electric to carry out a detailed survey of your kitchen’s electrical wiring. An electrician can also make recommendations on things like wiring upgrades to “future-proof” your kitchen, or extra safety measures that you should consider for your new kitchen remodel.
Take up your kitchen flooring
If you’re planning to have some new kitchen floor tiles or wood flooring installed, you will need to have your existing kitchen flooring taken up. Some flooring providers will do this for you, but they’ll charge you extra labor fees for the time spent doing that. If you’re keen to keep your kitchen refit costs low as much as possible, it makes sense to take up the flooring yourself.
The good news is that it’s easier than you think to remove existing floor tiles. All you will need are a couple of basic tools – a hammer and chisel! You’ll also need to dispose of the old tiles, and vacuum the floor of debris.