Want to remove upper cabinets suspended over counter in mobile home,

Terri Davie
by Terri Davie
  7 answers
  • not sure if your question got cut off but what did you want to know?

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 11, 2017

    This is going to take a couple of people. Clear counter, take off the upper cupboard doors and remove any shelves inside you can to lighten the weight.

    I would get some cardboard boxes/large contractor buckets to set it on, put them underneath.

    Then look for the screws holding the 2 (?) cabinets together, and wall, and to that brace to the ceiling. You should have someone supporting cabinets. Think I would take the one fastened to the wall down first, then unfasten the one to the ceiling brace.

    • Terri Davie Terri Davie on Sep 12, 2017

      Thanks for your reply. My problem is I've been told there is adhesive on the wall and ceiling and if you try to unfasten and pull it down it will take down your ceiling.

  • Mary Mary on Sep 12, 2017

    We did the exact same thing in our former home. You won't believe how great it looks once that cabinet is down...so much more open! I was gone when my husband did it, but if you follow Sharon's advice, I think you'll be do fine. He couldn't find any screws, though...you know mobile homes are never put together like regular homes! He just ended up wiggling the cabinet from the wall once he got the ceiling one undone. Our walls were textured, so we just used some spray texture to "patch" it up and painted and you could never tell it was even there. Good Luck!

  • Cat Shaw Cat Shaw on Sep 12, 2017

    We just took out our cabinets in our mobile home, suspended similar to yours. Fortunately we had a friend who was a contractor to do it for us. I did watch him and he basically took a hammer and just knocked them down. They didn't comprise the integrity of the structure and after watching him, I realized that it was really quite simple. I would recommend that you use two people to do it though. Hope this helps 😀

  • Terri Davie Terri Davie on Sep 12, 2017

    thanks, we were told there might be adhesive on the ceiling part and it would rip out the ceiling.

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 12, 2017

    When I've cared for people living in RVs in parks, there have been RV specialists who make home calls to the park for projects. Maybe have one of them do it. You can always replace the vinyl wallpaper on the wall, cut around the cabinet with a box cutter right next to the wood.

    I find it hard to believe the cabinet is glued to the ceiling and that would hold it, so contact the manufacturer and ask them first.

  • Lyn Lyn on Sep 14, 2017

    I've removed a number of mine and none were attached to the ceiling.