A kitchen remodel is an incredibly exciting time. Your family is sorting through different paint swatches, examining cabinet finish possibilities, and dreaming of hosting your family and friends around your new kitchen island. However, how much time have you devoted to one of the least glamorous things in your kitchen? Today, we are talking about the plumbing considerations that every homeowner needs to make during a kitchen remodel.
Where Will Your Plumbing Be?
Before you can decide whether or not your kitchen island will have a sink in the middle, you need to understand where your kitchen plumbing is located and how it works. If you decide to move a sink to the opposite side of the kitchen or move the dishwasher a long distance from the sink, it will cause plumbing problems that need some extra money to fix. Your kitchen plumbing has hot water, cold water, and waste water pipes that all need to be in the right spot for the plumbing to work properly. Every time you move or extend these pipes, you are adding major money to your kitchen remodel budget.
What Condition is Your Kitchen Plumbing In?
If you are having a major kitchen remodel completed in an older home, it might be smart to rip it all up and start over again. Over time, older pipes rust and degrade. Pipe damage and decay can lead to dangerous water quality and eventual plumbing problems. The last thing that you want is a burst pipe in a newly-remodeled kitchen! As a result, work with a plumber from Master Plumbing to assess the quality of the pipes in your kitchen. If you are already going to be ripping up your kitchen for the remodel, the time to get this dirty job done might be now.
Do You Want to Use the Same Fixtures?
Plumbing fixtures can be a pain to change on their own, but they are very easy to change during a kitchen remodel. Now is the time to upgrade your kitchen faucet or change out your sink for something that you love a little bit more. If you have low water quality in your area or don’t like the clunky sink filter you have now, add an under-the-sink water filter so that you will always get filtered water from the tap. If you don’t have a garbage disposal already, now is also the time to spring for that upgrade.
Prepare Your Plumbing for a Kitchen Remodel with Master Plumbing
Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100 or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with your dripping faucet (or just about anything else plumbing related!). We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.