Preparing for demolition

You’ve finally decided to renovate the kitchen that’s been driving you crazy for years.  You’ve set your budget and have your new design all planned, but before you start renovating for the new, you have to get rid of the old.  Flannery’s Handymen can help you with that demolition to prepare for the remodel, however there are a few things you’ll need to take care if first.

Organize.  Before we can come in there ready to knock things out and tear things down, you will have to make sure the demolition area is empty.  This means you have some organizing and planning to do. Are you keeping or replacing the appliances?  If you’re keeping them, you’ll have to figure out where to put them.  You’ll also need to decide which of them you can or want to keep functional.  Can you set up your refrigerator and microwave in the dining room or finished basement?  Of course, if you’re completely rehabbing, you can have them hauled away and Flannery’s Handymen can help with that too.

What about all that cutlery, plates, pots, pans, dishes and glasses?  This may be a good time to decide whether you really want to keep those old glasses in the back of the cupboard or maybe donate them somewhere.  Regardless, everything has to be emptied out and moved elsewhere.

It’s a good idea to prepare for a demolition like a move.  Box things up and make sure you label them.  Remember, once the work is done, you’ll have to put everything back again.  Find a convenient space to store the boxes or cartons – anything you’re using to store the items.  Guest Room? Basement? Most people are happy to use paper plates for a while so there is no worry about where and how you’re going to wash things.

Don’t forget the food items.  This may also be a good time to look at the expiration date on those mixes and cans that have been sitting around for a while.  Think about what you will be able to use and store while your renovation is underway then toss or donate the rest.

When we get there, whatever is left of your kitchen should be ready to be hauled way or torn down.  As a reminder, demolition is messy and noisy so be prepared for that as well.

Ultimately, some elbow grease and a little inconvenience will clear they way for us to move in and prepare your space for that remodel work.

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