Dismantling and reassembling your kitchen

Dismantling and Reassembling guide

If you have had your Elfin Kitchen units delivered and need to dismantle them so you can move them around your home, read on. Some of our customers do need to dismantle their units as they can be too big to manoeuvre when space is limited. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to dismantle and reassemble your Elfin Kitchen units safely and efficiently so the installation process can begin.

The good news is that you don’t need to get the professionals in to start dismantling kitchen units. Dismantling cabinets, cupboards or a fridge yourself is perfectly possible when you follow a structured plan. Read on to find out how to dismantle a kitchen with minimal stress and hassle.

Step 1

When dismantling a kitchen, start by removing the screws from the white cabinets, 2 screws on the 1000 and 1200 kitchens and 4 on the 1500’s.

Step 2

Stand to the side of the fridge and release the rear fixing by pushing the top back approximately 20mm and lifting.

Step 3

Stand at the sink side and push the top forward approximately 20mm and lift the top off 2 screws located on keyholes on the underside of the sink-top (this may require a little jiggling to release them).

Step 4

Remove the top and cable if hotplates fitted. The underside of the top has very sharp edges so gloves should be worn.

Step 5

Remove the 2 screws found at the top of the cupboard fixing it to the fridge, these are positioned at the front and rear.

Step 6

Remove the drawer if fitted and remove the screw found at the bottom front inside the cross member.

Step 7

From the rear, remove the remaining 3 screws and the fridge will separate from the housing/cupboard. If you’re still not sure how to dismantle a fridge, contact our team.

Knowing how to dismantle kitchen cabinets can be difficult, especially if you’ve never done it before. However, by following these steps, you can make the process easier than you ever imagined. Get in touch if you need further help dismantling a kitchen.


We hope this kitchen fitting guide has simplified the process of installing your purchase. Feel free to contact us if you do have any problems and require any further kitchen fitting advice. Once you have experience in fitting kitchen units, you may find similar jobs much easier to complete in future.