Moving Your Kitchen
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Let's look at how to prepare the room, dispose of the old model and what to do while waiting for the new furniture to arrive.
For more complex operations, such as uninstalling gas systems, removing sinks or dismantling furniture, you need the help of specialised technicians
Things you can do by yourself include disconnecting the water, gas and electricity in thearea concerned and then moving the appliances that are easy to manage.
Clearing the area: where do I start?To host the new kitchen, theenvironment must be completely cleared, leaving the fixed elements only.
In this phase all you have to do is to move any food and furnishings that are in the room (curtains, clocks and other accessories): it does not take long!
Where shall I put everything? Whatever you need while waiting for your new kitchen can be put in a nearby room.
The rest, to avoid any confusion, can be stored in the garage or another room.
Uninstalling appliances and dismantling furnitureFor more complex operations, such as uninstalling gas systems, removing sinks or dismantling furniture, you need the help of specialised technicians.
Things you can do by yourself include disconnecting the water, gas and electricity in thearea concerned and then moving the appliances that are easy to manage (e.g. a free standing fridge).
You can move them from one room to another on pieces of hard cardboard to avoid scratching the floor.
If you intend to keep your old fridge, do not empty it but move it to another room instead.
Setting up a temporary kitchenAssembling a kitchenshould not take more than one week, although the expected time may be much longer if the model was designed to measure or if the environment is in need of restoration or some kind of reconfiguration.
In this case it may be useful to set up a small temporary kitchen in another area of the house.
All you need is a few accessories and some small appliances to carry out the basic functions of a kitchen (a small fridge, a microwave, a kettle, etc.).
It is very important that the room has access to water.
What do I do with the old furniture?The furniture and appliances of the old kitchen must be disposed of in a suitable manner.
First of all try to understand whether they can be reused.
There are many places where they may be useful: a second home, another room such as the garage; otherwise you may donate them to some charity or second-hand shop.
If you do not intend to reuse any of the furniture and appliances, get in touch with the authorised collection centres in your town, trying to separate those components that can be recycled (wood, glass, aluminium, etc.) in a way to facilitate separate waste collection.