Kitchen renovation day 2 – Demolition!

Whew – today was busy.  First we disconnected and then took out the cooktop, and dismantled the cabinet that supported it, which involved a whole lot of whacking, pulling, and unscrewing.  We also disconnected the oven and tried to remove it from the wall cabinet, but decided it was too heavy and we would leave it for the folks delivering the new range on Tuesday (they are supposed to haul away the old stuff).

Next, we switched the fridge door to open the opposite direction, and removed the range hood (exposing a small section of pink paint!).  We took down the shelf in the window, and removed some of the trim around the countertop. We also took down all of the cabinet doors and removed hinges and handles.

Finally, we did some sanding of the inside of the cabinets and some of the shelves to get ready to repaint.  A full set of photos from the renovation is available on Flickr in my Kitchen Renovation photoset, with day 2 photos in the slideshow below.