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Kitchen remodeling - need an electrician?

The tools you are going to need to upgrade your kitchen depend on how extensive your project is going to be and how much of the work you plan to do yourself. If you are going to complete the entire kitchen, you will need some tools to remove the cabinets and flooring. To take out everything from the kitchen, the essential tools you will need are screwdriver, crowbar, power screwdriver, hammer and saw. Most cabinets are held up by screws, therefore the screwdriver is needed to get the cabinets out without doing too much damage to the walls. In the event you prefer to try to use the cabinets elsewhere, you will want to be careful getting them down. If you don't plan to make use of the cabinets at all, it's OK to be a bit rough with the door and hinges. If you have upper cabinets that must be removed, you'll probably need a step ladder. You may find less complicated to take the lower cabinets away first, and to do that you will need to get the appliances out-of-the-way, and remove the kitchen sink. If a plumbing professional just isn't available, you should have wrenches or pliers to assist you to take out the sink and garbage disposal. The cutting saw will be needed to take out the countertop off since you will be sawing them into small pieces. When the cabinets are all out, it will be simple to pull up the flooring, whether it is tile or linoleum. The kitchen ought to be clear of everything and now you should be able to inspect the walls or replace the sheet rock. In the event the walls and ceiling are in decent shape, you may simply need to do a little patch work or retexture. Once that's completed, you can redo the electrical outlets and switches and repaint the walls and ceiling. If you do this yourself, you will have to obtain painting and drywall supplies and electrical tools. Before you buy, determine if you possess the tools and supplies already. After painting, you can put new underlayment by screwing it down with a power screw or nailing it down using a power screwdriver. The electric power screw driver will also be useful when installing the upper and lower cabinets. There is the choice of hanging the cabinets first or installing the flooring first then the cabinets. Once that is done, it is possible to install the countertops, new sink, hook up the plumbing, finish the base, add new appliances and now you have a new kitchen. There are some people who have the tools and experience needed to upgrade the kitchen. For the rest of you, there'll be plenty of learning to do and a lot of resources to buy.