When you’re planning a kitchen remodel, there are a lot of amazing upgrades to consider—luxury countertops, smart appliances, or even a custom kitchen island. However, sometimes kitchen plumbing upgrades take the back burner when they should also be considered. Upgraded modern piping, island sinks, and pot fillers are all great additions to any kitchen, and a kitchen remodel is the best time to take on any of these plumbing tasks, so they don’t interrupt your life as much as they’re being completed. It also ensures that your kitchen will be 100% ready to go once your remodel is complete, and you can enjoy it right away, knowing it’s in good working order and everything is new and updated.
If you live in an older home or have older pipes, a kitchen remodel is the perfect time to have the system fully re-piped to comply with modern standards and codes. Old lead pipes are a health hazard, and any older pipes are likely in disrepair and would significantly benefit from being completely replaced to ensure that you have up-to-date piping that is safe and in good condition.
Island sinks have become increasingly popular in recent years, and many people have them installed during kitchen remodels. Upgrading your current sink, moving it elsewhere, or having an island sink installed will all require the help of a professional plumber to ensure the plumbing is done correctly and is up to current building codes. For an island sink, all-new pipes will need to be installed that connect to your current plumbing system to get your new island sink working. These are great for preparation stations where you cut and wash any fruits and vegetables you’re eating or using to cook in your next meal.
You may or may not have heard of a pot filler—this is a luxury upgrade for the frequent chef that can be done during a kitchen remodel to make your life a lot easier. A pot filler is a faucet-like fixture above your stove that can fold in and out from the wall and is used to fill pots on your stovetop. This is incredibly handy if you often cook with large pots that are difficult to fill in the sink, and it can keep your sink free for other uses while you’re cooking or filling your pots. This can offer you a lot of extra freedom in the kitchen and make everything that much easier.
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If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.