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Best Plumbing Upgrades for Your Kitchen Remodel

Increase Your Property Value & Enjoy Your Dream Kitchen

Whether you’re planning to sell your home soon or your kitchen is not the ideal layout, you’ve likely got several ideas floating around to improve the space.

Updating your plumbing is the perfect place to start. You’ll have a solid base to continue making your kitchen work for your needs and won’t have to worry about running into plumbing issues once you’re in full remodeling mode. Plus, kitchen and bathroom remodels typically provide the best return on investment, so it’s a win-win all around.

Increase the energy efficiency and decrease the amount of water usage in your home with updated appliances and expert repairs.

Here are several options to consider for your kitchen:

Plumbing Upgrades to Install New or Replace

Pot Filler

If you’re an avid Fixer Upper watcher, you’ve likely seen Joanna Gaines putting one of these in nearly every home she renovates. And there’s a reason for it; a pot filler is a luxury upgrade that doesn’t take too much work to enjoy.

Pot fillers are additions to sinks – adding a water line that runs to the area above your stove range, a long-armed faucet sits above your stove so you can easily fill pots with water for cooking. Say goodbye to carrying a heavy pot of water from your sink to the stove!

Sink

Speaking of additions to sinks, how is your current sink? Upgrading to a double sink or an oversized single basin makes a massive impact on the functionality of your kitchen. Or, if you’re adding a new kitchen island, consider installing a sink right on the island for extra convenience as you prep meals.

Garbage Disposal

Yes, we’re still on the topic of sinks because there are so many great things you can do to improve the one you have. Adding a garbage disposal provides a convenience that you’ll never want to be without again. There are two styles of disposals nowadays:

  • Continuous Feed: The traditional, wall-switch operated disposal, and
  • Batch Feed: A disposal system with a stopper lid that prevents objects from falling in.

Fixtures

As one of the first things your eyes are drawn to in a room, updated fixtures can make all the difference. Choose low-flow faucets to do your part for the environment or add handheld extensions that make cooking and cleaning much easier.

Dishwasher

If you don’t have a dishwasher, remodeling is the best time to add one. And if you already own an old one, consider replacing it to enjoy cleaner dishes from a quieter appliance. The latest dishwashers come with great features for adding a dishwasher that works how you want, like:

  • Washing Power
  • Energy Savings
  • Water Conservation
  • Quiet Operation

Don’t Forget to Fix These Kitchen Areas

Before you start moving everything around your kitchen or adding fixtures, you’ll need to be sure the plumbing you can’t see is still in good condition. Memphis is home to many old properties, which means that the plumbing is likely past its prime. Bring in professionals to perform a thorough inspection and provide plumbing repairs for:

Pipes

Especially critical if your home is older, improving your pipes with copper or PVC water lines can prevent corrosion and big problems down the line. In the past, galvanized steel, polybutylene, and lead were used for pipes, all of which present individual hazards nowadays.

Be on the lookout for these signs which indicate that it’s probably time for re-piping:

  • Water Discoloration
  • Water Pressure Issues
  • Noisy Pipes
  • Leaky Pipes
  • Corrosion on Pipes
  • Water Smells or Tastes Funky
  • Difficulty Changing Water Temperature

Drains

You may already have a drain that comes to mind as one that seems to clog the most. Take this time to clean or repair your drains to get them functioning smoothly again. If all of your drains seem too slow, it’s likely there’s a bigger problem at hand. Expert plumbers will be able to provide you with permanent solution options.

Leaks

Water damage is all too common from leaks, which can quickly become costly and cause permanent damage if not handled well. Water can ruin foundations, walls, flooring, and possessions even if it’s clean – if the water is contaminated, the problem worsens. Plus, sitting water that’s left for too long can become a place for toxic mold to grow.

Remove these unfortunate possibilities before starting your remodel to ensure that you don’t need to go back and redo your work because your plumbing is 100% good to go.

For more plumbing upgrade ideas, give us a call at (901) 410-5706!

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