From improving its overall function to adding appeal and style, the benefits of a kitchen renovation should be easy to see. In addition to the general improvements, a kitchen remodel can increase your home's value. On average, a minor remodel of the heart of your home can offer you an estimated 80 percent return on your investment while a major remodel will earn you a 65 percent return.
The remodeling process can be a bit overwhelming. While it may surprise you, plumbers can be helpful. Here are a few ways your plumbing contractor can help you during your kitchen remodel.
Move, Repair, or Re-Pipe Lines
Even though you may not be able to see them, your pipes are one factor you need to remember when you plan your kitchen remodel.
During your remodel, you may want to change up the entire layout of the kitchen. Moving your sink, refrigerator, or dishwasher to an entirely different side of the kitchen is not an easy feat.
Plumbers will need to move water lines and pipes to ensure your sinks and appliances are not only in the right location but that they are also functional in their new locations.
In addition, if you are removing and replacing cabinets, countertops, appliances, and floors, contractors may find moisture or more severe water damage. Any traces of moisture or more involved water damage most likely stems from a water leak.
Plumbers will be able to assess the situation, find the leak, and repair or replace any damaged plumbing lines and pipes.
Recommend and Install Fixtures
Replacing your plumbing fixtures is one of the easiest and most affordable updates you can make during your kitchen remodel. New fixtures will not only enhance the kitchen's look, but they can also reduce your water usage.
Most homeowners know that letting the water run while you brush your teeth or shave wastes a lot of water. Washing your hands, rinsing out glasses, or doing the dishes at the kitchen sink may also waste water.
Plumbers can help you choose a new faucet that is stylish and water-efficient. Of course, a new faucet for your sink is not the only fixture to consider during your remodel.
Consider adding a pot-filler over your stove top. Pot fillers allow you to fill pots with water while they are on the stove. This, in turn, saves you from having to transport a large pot full of water between your sink and your stove. It also improves your efficiency while you are cooking. In addition, pot fillers are considered luxurious amenities, so you know the addition will add appeal and value to your home.
Plumbing contractors can also help you choose and install the different appliances your kitchen needs.
Garbage disposals are one appliance most homeowners forget about. They are essential for breaking up food debris and waste through the sink drain, reducing the amount of trash you have in the kitchen.
Your plumber can also install a new dishwasher. Choose Energy Star models that conserve energy and water.
Dishwashers that are certified by Energy Star can save you an estimated 5,000 gallons of water each year. If you have a monthly water bill, you will see these savings build up over time. Energy Star dishwashers use innovative sensors that allow dishes to be washed and dried without wasting energy.
Since refrigerators require water lines for dispensing water and ice, you should also consult your plumber before you install your new fridge.
Remodeling your kitchen is a great way to improve the appeal, function, and value of your home. For design help, repairs, and installation services, contact AERO Plumbing today.