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Tips And Guides For Kitchen Plumbing Remodel
Are you considering a kitchen remodel? If you are, Henco Plumbing Services of Vancouver, WA can help! We have expert kitchen plumbing installers on staff – in fact, kitchen remodeling is one of our specialties. We recommend that you call us at 360-773-8039 for a free consultation before you buy any fixtures or start removing your old cabinetry or flooring! With a the proper of planning, your new kitchen will look great and functional just the way you want.
Here’s some excellent advise on kitchen plumbing remodeling from the people at the DIY Network.
Planning Around Utilities During a Kitchen Remodel
One of the first steps in a kitchen remodel is determining what you want for your new fixtures and appliances.
If you are going to keep the layout of a new kitchen similar to that of the old one, this will cut down on a lot of work. However, in most cases some rerouting of utilities will be necessary. The main issues to consider are outlined below.
Natural Gas or Propane
Consider whether the position of any existing gas pipes needs rerouting or adjusting. When purchasing new gas appliances, check where the connections are. In some situations, the supply pipes may need to be converted. Ask an appliance installer or other qualified professional to hook up new gas appliances.
Kitchens are full of electrical appliances, large and small. As well as standard outlets above the countertops for coffeemakers, toasters, and blenders, large appliances may need to be connected to special outlets that run 220 volts.
Lighting should be planned to combine general illumination with directed task lighting above sinks and food preparation areas. As well as ceiling lights, wall cabinets and range hoods can have lighting installed underneath.
Once you have designed your layout, use it to plan how to reroute the electrical wiring. Any rewiring is most easily carried out after an old kitchen has been removed and before the new one is installed. In most places you can do the rewiring.
Sometimes things seem to just go wrong during a kitchen remodel. Once again, prior planning prevents poor results. A perfect kitchen won’t just happen; there are situations that you can avoid to help your project go well. The staff at Angie’s List have a few words of wisdom that can help prevent remodeling issues.
Avoid These Plumbing Mistakes While Remodeling Your Kitchen
Remodeling a kitchen can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be frustrating. Rarely does it go as smoothly or as quickly as one would hope.
Below are two common plumbing issues that homeowners encounter during the remodel process and what can be done to avoid them.
Choose Your Sink Before Installing New Cabinets
First, lets talk about the countertop and sink. I see this mistake a lot when someone calls me to hook up their new under-counter mounted sink. When I arrive and look under the sink, the piping is too high coming out of the wall to hook up the new sink, and many times, the homeowner not only gets an under the counter sink, but gets a deeper sink a well.
Angie’s List has good advise that seems obvious, doesn’t it? Simply measure all the important areas of your kitchen prior to purchasing new fixtures, countertops, flooring, and trim. If something doesn’t fit, like your new sink or that lovely new refrigerator, you could be looking at major re-work for your kitchen remodel.
Here’s a video that demonstrates kitchen remodeling errors.
Video: Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes | Consumer Reports
Ouch! Once again, plan ahead with lots of measuring before purchasing new fixtures and appliances, as well as flooring, trim and countertops.
Are you on a budget? Who isn’t? Here’s information from The Spruce. Be careful – you may not need solid gold fixtures, but you will need very accurate plumbing piping and connections to ensure all goes well.
How To Save More Money While Remodeling Your Kitchen
7 Secrets That Slash Your Kitchen Remodeling Bill in Half
Confronted with the prospect of a $75,000 full-scale kitchen remodel project–contractors, designers, vacating the house for months–many homeowners start wondering if cheap remodels exist. Yes. Consider these tried-and-true secrets to cheap kitchen remodeling. If you apply all of these ideas, you can easily chop 40% or more from your kitchen remodeling bill.
1. Retain Kitchen Footprint
Most kitchens come in one of several pre-determined shapes; few kitchen designers ever do anything different, mainly because these shapes work so well.
Whether the one-wall kitchen layout, corridor or galley, L-shape, U-shape, or so on, your existing kitchen layout probably works better than you may think. The problem may be more in the arrangement of your services within that shape than the shape itself.
Sources: Plumbing Remodel Vancouver WA
Start With A Call To Henco Plumbing Services
Not sure exactly what to do about your kitchen remodel? Start here: Contact us at Henco Plumbing Services at 360-773-8039. We’ll schedule an appointment so we can come to you for a complimentary consultation. You can discuss what you are planning for your kitchen remodel and we will help you make your plans. Once we decide on what you want for your kitchen remodel, we will provide you with a quote for services. So, think of Henco Plumbing Services as your kitchen plumbing remodeling services specialists.
We are licensed in the State of Washington and we have all the necessary insurance to protect you. Also, our technical staff are licensed Journeyman plumbers who have plenty of experience removing old plumbing and installing new appliances and fixtures. We will provide you with a 100% Workmanship Guarantee for our services. Additionally, we will clean up after ourselves and take away the debris we create. Also, should you need it, we can help you with 100% financing for your project.