Kitchen Remodeling & Plumbing
With the way the housing market is today, many people are taking advantage of mortgage rates, low costs, and a host of other options. They’re making improvements to new and old homes alike and one of the first things they look at is kitchen remodeling. The lull of the construction market has made once expensive repairs and kitchen remodeling projects far less expensive. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, though, you want more than a general contractor. You want to make sure you’re working with a licensed plumber on any kitchen remodeling project that comes anywhere near dealing with pipes.
Most kitchens have the sinks and major appliances against the walls. The wiring, gas lines, and pipes all run behind those walls. One popular request for kitchen remodeling jobs is to install an island, where the sink and/or range/stove is in the middle of the kitchen, away from all the walls. This is one of more the more difficult jobs to do, especially if you’re trying to move a sink or gas appliance to that area. Most kitchens in Nottingham simply were not set up that way.
You’re basic home in Nottingham is going to require ripping up the floor including quite possibly part of the concrete foundation if you’re looking at running pipes to a center island. This is a big job and there are several safety precautions that must be taken to avoid injury or danger down the road. This certainly isn’t where you want a jack-of-all-trades plying their skill. You want a specialist, someone who knows exactly what needs done. Imagine a badly done kitchen remodeling job with a center island—we’ve definitely seen them. The gas line is not laid properly, so it never passes inspection. The plumbing is done incorrectly so a leak is first noticed months later. It’s actually been going on since the beginning. Now the floor and quite possible the island have to come at least partially out to fix what should have been done during the initial kitchen remodeling.
Even without working with a center island, if you’re looking at moving around your sink or gas appliances during a kitchen remodeling, you’re going to want a qualified plumber there to make sure everything lines up right. A design might show your sink in one place with a particular set of counters, but a plumber may end up being the one to tell you it won’t work, there’s a coding or a practical issue at hand. It is far better to understand these problems with any possible kitchen remodeling job sooner rather than later..