Once all the planning for a kitchen renovation has been completed, tearing out the old kitchen cabinets, countertop, and flooring can begin. If the size of the existing kitchen will be expanded, interior walls may need to be removed as well.

Walls that are not load-bearing can be easily removed, though attention needs to be paid to any wiring inside the wall cavity. Load-bearing walls are trickier, and require ceiling support both during and after the wall is removed.

Watch this video to see how we removed the cabinets, flooring, and walls in the home of our Today’s Dream Kitchen Contest winner, sponsored by Merillat cabinets.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I have a raised kitchen by 12 inches. Want to level it with the remaining part of the home. How do I go about this task

    • Hi, Regina!

      Here’s “Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford’s answer to your question:

      “To do this would require you to build a floor system over the existing floor system. Then install a finished flooring over the new floor system.
      I would also see complications with doors, electrical outlets, the need to install new base molding, etc.
      I think the cost for this would be way more than the benefit you would derive.”

      Thanks for your question!

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