Once you have a kitchen/home renovation project in the works, it’s a great time to upgrade your plumbing. You have already created access to the areas you will need to work on, so why not complete the project with a few new additions to your plumbing system.
Here are some plumbing upgrades you can include in your home remodeling project:
New fixtures will not only complete your décor, but can also help reduce your water usage. Many new faucets offer hand-held features that add a new spin to the old hand sprayer system. The new removable heads allow you to put the water exactly where you want it.
New sinks are also all the rage. Instead of the old two-basin sinks, some have an additional basin that is much smaller and is ideal for washing hands or fruits and vegetables. Three basin sinks are also available for people who like the kitchen setup used by many restaurants.
Replace Old Pipes with New Pipes
Replacing old pipes can not only improve your water quality, but will also prevent leaks and other water problems. As pipes age, joints can begin to loosen and the interior can become corroded. Old valves can become brittle, causing a major catastrophe if you try to turn them on or off.
Energy Efficient Appliances
Replacing your old dishwasher with a new one that is rated for energy efficiency can save you time and money. Not only are they more efficient in terms of water usage, but they also operate more efficiently and can take less time to complete a cycle.
Add a Water Purifier
If you live in an area where water quality is low or your system runs off of a well, add a water purifier when you are replacing your pipes. A purifier will remove unnecessary contaminants and toxins that can find their way into your water supply.
Upgrading your plumbing may not be something you choose to do on a whim. If you plan on performing a kitchen, bathroom, or other home renovation, it’s a good choice since you will already be doing the work anyway. Talk to a professional plumber and see what options they can offer you.