If we are removing your old kitchen, we’ll do this a few days before install (ie if we are commencing install on a Monday or Tuesday we’ll try to schedule removal on a Friday.
If your kitchen is a melamine kitchen with laminate or timber tops, the time between removal of your old kitchen and installation of your new one will be roughly between three and five days.
However, if you have opted to go with stone tops, then once the joinery install is complete, the stone fabricators will need to come on site to undertake a check measure. Then it’s a minimum wait of 2 weeks before stone is installed, after which your plumbing and electrical can be connected.
Please note that if you plan to renovate closer to Christmas; waiting times for stone can sometimes blow out to 3-4 weeks after measure, depending on demand.
Please also bear in mind that at this time of year, that the stone fabricators have a cut off date (usually around the end of October) for final measures, so if your joinery is not in before then, they won’t guarantee installation of stone pre Christmas. So plan ahead and if in doubt, call us to discuss timing options.
With respect to services; the plumber will turn the water off on the morning of the kitchen removal. Then the pipes can be capped, prior to the water being turned back on again later that day.
The electrician will do much the same thing, ie turn the power off before the kitchen is removed. Then once the kitchen is out, the exposed power cables and points can be capped off prior to the power being turned back on, later that day.
So you will be without power and water for a few hours. The only extension to this would be if the electrician or plumber need to run any new lines, which would usually occur the same day as the disconnect.