Old appliances, leaky faucets, outdated backsplash, these are just a couple reasons you have been thinking about finally remodelling your kitchen. Homeowners think mostly about the look of their kitchen remodel, but there is so much more involved hidden behind the surfaces, like your kitchen plumbing.
Think of everything you might need to make your kitchen fully function. The sink and dishwasher need good plumbing, the lights and appliances require electricity, and your stove has to be connected to the gas line. You and your contractor should know these, and where the connections must be made.
The plumbing system is important to a good kitchen. You might not know where every single pipe in your home is located, so during the demo phase of your kitchen remodel, be careful that you’re not knocking into one of those pipes on the other side of the wall.
Beyond just the sink and the dishwasher, some refrigerator models have with built-in ice makers or water dispensers. These will need to connect to a water line too, so plan accordingly.
That fridge is nothing without electricity. Same with the toaster, microwave, coffee maker, blender, you name it. Many things you need to cook, and to prep, need an electrical outlet to plug into. You will want all wall connections to be in safe and accessible locations. Even the wiring to those spots should be smart, meaning they are properly protected from moisture.
Rerouting the plumbing or the electrical is possible during a remodel, but they limit some homes to where their gas connection is. If you are one of those homeowners that prefer to cook with gas, then you will want to keep that gas line protected during the remodel. There is an incredible amount of risk involved when your gas line is damaged, and even the smallest leak can bring a colossal disaster.
Depending on the person, the harder part of the remodel isn’t the actual work, but all the preparation needed. Finding the right looks and styles takes a lot of consideration. When you need to look for help on remodeling your kitchen plumbing, call Kellermeier, where our skilled remodelers can design and build the kitchen you have always dreamed. From concept to completion, we will work with you to plan and create a room that will use your space to its fullest.
At Kellermeier Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being honest and upfront with our customers and strive to provide our clients with the highest level of service. Please call us today at 616-866-5134 to request a quote and let us help create the bathroom you have always wanted.