By far the most daunting task when it comes to selling your kitchen online is taking it apart so you can move it out of your house safely ready for delivery to your buyer’s home.
If you’re currently faced with this particular task, follow our step-by-step guide to dismantling your kitchen safely and efficiently.
Step 1 - All Clear
The very first thing you should do is clear your kitchen of absolutely everything that isn’t part of the fixtures and fittings. The less stuff there is in your way, the easier it will be to dismantle.
That means clearing out your cupboards, shelves, worktops and all the nooks and crannies you’ve been using to store stuff in.
Step 2 - Doors and Drawers
Next, you need to remove anything loose that can be removed from your kitchen. Cupboard doors need to be unscrewed and removed from the cupboards, and drawers need to be removed and stored neatly and safely to one side. If you can, label each of the doors and drawers by adding a removable label somewhere it won’t be seen when it’s put back in, and add a corresponding label to each cupboard and drawer slot.
Step 3 - Turn the Taps
Before you start to properly dismantle the fitted parts of your kitchen, it’s time to check all the taps and valves to make sure they’re all firmly switched off.
This means water and gas, but it’s also a good idea to make sure all your plug sockets are off too.
Step 4 - So Long Sink
Your sink should come out first, so remove it very carefully. You should also remove any other appliances fitted into your kitchen first, so you’re left with just the cabinets attached to the walls and nothing else.
Step 5 - Ciao Countertop
Using a crowbar, gently prise your worktop from the kitchen. You’ll need to be quite gently and be careful to loosen it all the way around before you try to lift it off.
Step 6 - Cut the Cupboards
Now it’s time to remove your fitted kitchen’s bare bones.
This process will be different for every kitchen, because it depends how your cabinets are attached to your wall.
You may need to dissolve glue with a special solution, unscrew the cupboards, or prise them off the wall. Be sure to check how they’re attached before you start to dismantle your kitchen so you know you have the right tools for the job.
After you have gone through our step-by-step guide, we also recommend you to have a look at this "Do it yourself guide to installing your Kitchen" by Ikea.
Or Let Us Do It
Of course, if you don’t want to do all this yourself, you can just give our expert team a call. They can dismantle and deliver your kitchen in the minimum amount of time and with no fuss at all.