Are you considering remodeling your kitchen? Since they’re often at the center of a home and occupants usually spend a good majority of their time in this area, it makes sense that you want yours to look nice.
But there is much more to a remodeling project than just aesthetics. You want to ensure you’re thinking about functionality, too. That’s what we are here for! When you’re reading to do a kitchen remodel, contact us for your plumbing needs. In the meantime, we’ve shared a few factors for you to consider below to make sure your kitchen remodel goes off without a hitch.
Upgrading Your Plumbing
You may not have to replace any plumbing in your kitchen during a remodel—our plumbers can absolutely add new fixtures and faucets to your existing plumbing without needing to replace any pipes. However, if your plumbing pre-dates 1970, there’s a very good chance you’re dealing with very old piping.
These pipes can start to corrode and leak, leaving you with a huge problem, possibly right after finishing your kitchen remodel. Talk to our plumbers about how old your plumbing is. We can inspect it and see what kind of shape it’s in to make the best recommendation for you.
Adding New Features
During a kitchen remodel, homeowners are often interested in adding new appliances that will make this room more efficient. If they didn’t have a garbage disposal before, now might be a great time to get one, for example, More on that below!
You can also have low-flow faucets installed to save water, or have under-the-sink water filtration devices to provide cleaner water. If your dishwasher is aging, you may consider making an upgrade there, too. Another upgrade to consider is going from a single-basin model for your kitchen sink to a multi-basin sink that enables you to do more tasks at once.
General Design Scheme
This is one of the most important questions for homeowners to ask themselves when considering a kitchen remodel. What do you hope to achieve with your new space, and how do you want it to look when the job is complete? Perhaps you would like a modern design with easy workflow. Or maybe you simply want to make the kitchen more open and inviting for guests. Whatever the case is, we can help!
Other Factors to Consider
Your Garbage Disposal System: Whether you’ve always had a garbage disposal system in place or you just got one during your kitchen remodel, it’s important to remember that just because it’s called a “garbage” disposal, doesn’t mean you can put anything down it. Non-food and hard-food items should be avoided, as should excessive eggshells or potato skins, along with any type of food that expand with water, as they can cause drain clogs.
Your Refrigerator’s Water Line: Did you get a new fridge during your remodel? Or are you sticking with an older one for now? One thing to keep in mind is that the water line to your refrigerator dries out and can crack once it reaches a certain age, leading to a severe leak and flooding—if you’ve just remodeled, this is the last thing you need! Consider replacing this line during your remodel if you aren’t getting a new refrigerator put in.