If you’re preparing to undergo a full kitchen remodel, you already know what a headache the planning process can be. There’s a lot that goes into a remodel and improper planning can create major problems down the line. Plumbing is a crucial element of any kitchen so it’s important to get the details right. In today’s blog, learn how to avoid headaches by planning ahead and avoiding these common plumbing mistakes.
Avoid These Common Kitchen Remodeling Plumbing Mistakes
Choose your sink first
Always be sure to choose your sink before you set your heart on cabinets. Why? Because if the plumbing is not set up properly to accommodate your specific sink, the pipes may not allow it to fit. Under-counter mounted sinks may not be able to work around your existing piping, which would require your Silver Spring plumber to cut out the back of your cabinets. This can be done, but it is frustrating to spend so much money on cabinets only to realize that you’ll have to spend even more money to make them work with your desired sink. In order to avoid this problem, be sure to speak to your cabinet installer about the sink you plan on using and check with your plumber that it will work with your existing piping.
Install flooring under dishwasher and cabinets
Particularly in older homes, it’s very common to find that flooring was only laid up until the cabinets, stove, and dishwasher, rather than underneath them. This makes removal extremely difficult, which can lead to problems down the road. When you’re getting ready to have your new cabinets or dishwasher installed, ensure that you ask your contractor to replace all the flooring, even if it will be hidden under cabinets and appliances. Otherwise, the next time that your dishwasher or cabinets need to be removed, you’ll have to tear up pieces of your floor to get to them .
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