Let me start by saying that removing your own kitchen cabinetry is not only a good way to save money on contractor costs, but also the best way to ruin a manicure 🙂
Now that we have those two facts out of the way, I dedicated today to removing everything in our cabinets and placing the items in boxes. Later on in the final phases, everything will be orderly and I’ll know my pantry stock from my pots & pans. I removed each cabinet door, piece by piece, being sure to save the screws in a ziplock bag.
I kept the doors stacked neatly to later wipe down with a warm washcloth. I preserved them to either sell, or donate, so I wanted to make sure they remain in good condition. Between the craigslist ad and the request to donate, they were bound to end up somewhere soon.
By the time I removed all of the doors Husband came home. He was impressed with my work and decided we should continue. He got out his handy drill, and we proceeded to remove the cupboards too (not part of the initial plan).
Before we knew it, someone responded to my craigslist ad indicating he was interested in buying my cabinets! We worked swiftly to remove the final pieces with meticulous care.
We leave for vacation soon, so not having a kitchen isn’t a big deal for now. The real demolition happens once we get back. Stay tuned friends!