Things to consider before removing kitchen bulkheads

By Livingly Staff on
A Kitchen bulkhead can be used to free up additional storage space or used to decorate the room.  However, before you kick off a major remodeling project and remove an existing bulkhead, consider these potential problem areas:Things to consider before removing a kitchen bulkhead:Does the HVAC ventilation run through the bulkhead?Are there electrical wires, especially live wires, behind the bulkheadDoes the kitchen use natural gas or propane?  If so, have you mapped out the piping?Is the...Read Full Story
A Kitchen bulkhead can be used to free up additional storage space or used to decorate the room.  However, before you kick off a major remodeling project and remove an existing bulkhead, consider these potential problem areas:

Things to consider before removing a kitchen bulkhead:

  • Does the HVAC ventilation run through the bulkhead?

  • Are there electrical wires, especially live wires, behind the bulkhead

  • Does the kitchen use natural gas or propane?  If so, have you mapped out the piping?

  • Is the existing bulkhead attached to the ceiling?  If so, take steps to protect the ceiling from damage during removal.

  • Are there any steel beams or other structural elements behind the bulkhead?


None of these are show-stoppers, but you should plan ahead to avoid problems.
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