We know that many of you would rather drink a gallon of sour milk than go through a kitchen remodel. Whether you do most of the work yourself or hire a contractor, it seems as if it takes twice as long as it should. And, of course, while your kitchen is under construction, you are stuck eating out, which adds to the expense of the project.
While we can’t help you get your backordered appliances any faster or help you select new countertops, we can make one part of your kitchen remodel go smoothly. We can help you with all the prep work that needs to be done before changing the location of your plumbing.
Steps for Altering the Location of Your Plumbing in a Kitchen
Suppose you are considering moving your kitchen sink to the large island in the center of your kitchen or changing the placement of the refrigerator to an area that makes more sense. In that case, you need to consider how the plumbing will be affected.
Here’s what you, as the homeowner, need to consider if you are doing some of the remodeling work on your own.
1. Consider what changes you need to make to your plumbing.
Before embarking on your renovation, you need to consider the possible changes you may need to make to your plumbing. The changes may be complex and will affect other aspects of the project, so it’s imperative that your plumbing is considered at the beginning of the project.
2. Consider how rerouting plumbing will affect the kitchen wiring.
Consider how your changes in plumbing will affect other aspects of the job. For example, if you are moving your refrigerator, you need a water supply line to your ice maker and an outlet for the appliance. The same holds if you are changing the location of the sink, as you may need a place to plug in the garbage disposal and nearby dishwasher.
3. Consider the HVAC system and ductwork in your home.
In some remodeling projects, especially those that include an expansion to the home, the HVAC system and ductwork may need to be altered. Like plumbing and electrical work, this needs to be considered before the cabinets, countertops, and appliances are installed.
4. Contact KC Coring and Cutting to make the necessary openings for plumbing, HVAC, or conduit.
Some of these alterations may require that you cut holes through concrete for plumbing, HVAC, or wiring. For example, if you wish to add outlets or move a sink drain, you may need to cut holes through a concrete floor.
For precise, clean cuts through concrete, turn to professionals who specialize in this work. If you live in the Kansas City Metro area, call KC Coring and Cutting.
We use top-of-the-line concrete drilling equipment run by our highly-trained crews. No job is too big or too small, so if you are facing a problem with your kitchen renovation, call us at 816-523-2015 or fill out the contact form on our website.