Renovating Your Kitchen? 3 Plumbing Considerations

Remodeling your kitchen gives you the chance to get the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted. When redoing the kitchen in your Lubbock, Texas, home, there are a few plumbing considerations you need to keep in mind for a successful project. Here are our top three most major factors to look at during the renovation process.

Pipe Planning

Sorting out the location of your plumbing pipes is a major part of any home update, especially since poor planning can lead to big problems. If you’re keeping your dishwasher and sink in the same spot, you don’t have as much to worry about. However, if you’re planning on switching up their positions, you need to carefully consider where these water-based appliances go.

Plumbing typically has to run at a gradient, which means you may have to do some significant restructuring to get your pipes where you need them for your new layout. In addition, if you’re changing locations, you need to contact your local building inspector to approve the plans. Be sure to get a licensed plumber to tackle this project — you don’t want to perform significant plumbing rerouting on your own.

Install Shutoffs

Shutoffs are any kitchen’s best friend. Designed for any water-based appliance, these instantly shut off water to whichever machine they’re connected to. This helps reduce the chance of damage or flooding due to leaking appliances, which can save you a lot of time, money, and stress should something go wrong. Plus, they’re an all-around good idea and come in handy if you plan to change anything out in the future.

Appliance Add-Ons

If you’re renovating an older kitchen, you may want to consider updating your appliances as well. There are many new technologies available for kitchens. We’re particularly fond of tankless water heaters, which can provide instant hot water whenever you turn on the tap. You may also want to switch to more eco-friendly appliances to help save water and reduce your utility bills.

A remodeling project is a big deal. Fortunately, the licensed technicians at BTAC are here to help. Give us a call at 806-589-1014 to set up a consultation today!

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