How To Remodel a Small Kitchen – Tips for Remodeling – Part #2



all right now we're going to start on the other side of the kitchen and the first thing before I remove any of the cabinets I'm going to have to remove the spud vent over the electric stove and we've got ductwork that has to be disassembled before we can remove this cabinet and then we also have electric going into a box in the vent and if you take a look over here this is what we're going to have to open up this is the box right here we're going to open this up and disconnect the wires and there's probably going to be a wire nut and we'll take a look see what it looks like all right this is the mess I found once I remove the box that surrounded all these electrical wires inside this event this should be a BX connector and we should have a nut here and this is just they just drilled a hole through the sheet metal so these are the things you might find when you're taking apart your old appliances in a kitchen so we're going to turn the electric off to the circuit we're going to remove the wire nuts on these two wires and we're going to pull it out without damaging the outer insulation on these wires and then once we put the new one in it'll actually have a box here where we use a BX connector and it'll be a very solid safe connection all right I'll remove the old stove and one trick to save you some money is we have a 40 amp dedicated line to this electric stove and the new stove almost all new stoves do not come with a cord you have to buy the separate so I'm going to dismantle this and unscrew the old cord and I should be able to use this for the new stove saving a lot of money remove the cover from the back of the stove and you can see that this cord is only held in place by three screws so I'm going to remove these three screws and this should fit the new stove saving me some money alright I remove the cabinet's over the sink and now I'm going to work on the base deck and so we'll put a little dish below both of the valves underneath the faucet will turn off the valves unscrew the supply lines and then I will disconnect the trap underneath the sink and that will allow us to pull the counter top off and then break down the old cabinet on this sink trap that I'm removing you can see they had a rubber repair trap held on by two hose clamps and you can see why they put this on this old metal wall to is just completely rusted away and you can just break it off in your hand so that's why on a lot of these traps when you use PVC it will last for decades and does a very good job and it's also much cheaper than the metal key traps disconnected the old dishwasher I disconnected the hose and the water supply go into the shut-off valve and the next thing we have a flexible conduit going to a little electrical box inside the dishwasher itself and all I have to do is unscrew these two wire nuts and then the nut that's holding the fitting onto the conduit and that will allow us to pull the old dishwasher out of here off the old countertop has the kitchen sink in here and just to give you an idea of how we're going to attach the new counter and a new sink you can see how the sink top is held in place by these small brackets they fit under a lip and as you tighten them down it locks them into place so it just kind of gives you an idea of what it looks like underneath the sink and then the new sink it actually comes with a little different style bracket so each manufacturer is going to be a little different but in essence we're grabbing a sleeve and tighten it down with this clip you can also see that underneath the faucet our supply lines are attached to the faucet and all of your kitchen faucets are going to be half-inch iron pipe and so your supply line is going to be half-inch iron pipe where it connects to the sink and then the other end is either going to be 3/8 compression or half-inch compression and the most common size is 3/8 compression all right to remove all that old tile I had to pull off the drywall and what I did was I measured down exactly 4 feet and I put a line and then using my drywall saw I cut a nice straight edge so that when I lay a 4×8 sheet of drywall it's can sit in there just perfectly now I've got a mark for all the outlets and the light switch and we'll cut those holes again with the drywall saw and we'll lay the piece of drywall in there all right I floated the first piece of drywall in it laid real nice it's four feet from top to bottom and then it's just shy of eight feet long so I cut it to lay into the middle of it stud and then we'll cut our next two pieces of drywall and finish off the side of the kitchen all right I'm cutting on the other side now a piece of drywall to fit around these electrical boxes and what a little tip when you're using your drywall saw if you cut out your outline and you give it a little a bit of an angle inward on each line you're going to create this little bevel effect and what it allowed to happen is when you put your drywall back over these boxes it allows them to slip over a much easier and if you're a little bit off it's much easier to trim so just by putting a little angle on it make sure drywall much easier all right I've got the drywall on both sides and I put three coats of compound on all my tape and one little tool that's excellent is a sanding sponge it keeps a nice square shape it's very easy to sand you can use a wetter dry and what trick that is good for a large area like this is I'm going to turn off this light above me and leave the light on off to the side so that get the light shining right against the the side of the wall and I'll be able to pick up any imperfections in my compounding another trick is if you have a drop light turn the lights off and use a drop light at an angle right against the wall and that's going to show you any areas that you need to see in alright we've got the kitchen primed and we're going to start painting then tomorrow we will start setting all the new cabinets

5 Comments

  • Susan Coltellaro

    April 14, 2019

    You are amazing. Thank you so much for giving hope to the hopeless! I bookmarked your spot to refer to when my grandsons and I get started on our kitchen tare out and replacement! Thanks again!

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  • FIX IT Home Improvement Channel

    April 14, 2019

    +Madiha R Hi, the floor was about $1,000 the appliances $1,600 the cabinets $2,600 and the paint and drywall $300.

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  • Madiha R

    April 14, 2019

    Great video! How much does a small kitchen remodel cost on average? How much should I save?

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  • FIX IT Home Improvement Channel

    April 14, 2019

    Thank you

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  • l33tr3t

    April 14, 2019

    wonderful videos, thank you!

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