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Remodeling the Kitchen: How an Update May Require New Plumbing

Remodeling the Kitchen: How an Update May Require New Plumbing

Kitchen RemodelingRemodeling your kitchen is an excellent way to make the space more functional, update the look of your entire home, and increase the value of your property. However, completing a kitchen remodel often involves more than just picking out new cabinetry, selecting new countertops, and popping some new appliances into place. In many cases, you will also need to install new plumbing in your kitchen to ensure that your new sink and appliances have access to the water they will need in the coming years. Budgeting for a plumber to come into your home during a remodel is an essential step.

There are a number of ways in which a plumber will be able to help you during the kitchen remodeling process. First and foremost, a plumber will be able to run water lines to your new appliances, especially appliances that are in a different spot than your old appliances were. For example, if you decide that you want a dishwasher moved from one side of the sink to the other, it’s not always as simple as just blocking out space for it on that side. You will also need to run a water line to the other side to make sure you can actually use your dishwasher once it’s installed.

You may also need to run a water line to a new refrigerator that has an icemaker or a water dispenser, as that may not have been a concern with your old fridge. A plumber can help you with this and can also install island sinks and garbage disposals in your new kitchen and get them up and running right away.

There are also new requirements under California Senate Bill 407 that may apply when remodeling your kitchen. This legislation requires that to take into account in a new kitchen. Low-flow faucets, for instance, have become a vital tool in helping reduce waste of water in the state, and you’ll need to be sure to install compliant fixtures during your renovation process. There may also be other guidelines you need to follow, and a plumber from Tonkin Plumbing can help make sure your new and existing fixtures are up to code.

Before you start tackling your kitchen remodeling project, make sure that you involve one of the experts at Tonkin Plumbing. We can help you navigate everything that needs to be done when planning a remodel and help you at every step along the way. We have been assisting homeowners with kitchen remodels for almost 30 years now and understand the process inside and out. Call us today at 951-784-7586 to get started.