Integrating Plumbing into Your New Remodel, What You Need to Know

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom is an exciting project that can really help turn a house into a home.  When you remodel your kitchen or bathroom you have a great opportunity to make these important rooms in your home more illustrative of your style and sensibilities.  It is definitely not a project that should be rushed into and you will need to research and find a contractor and plumber that you trust and one that has a good reputation.  Make sure that they can answer all of your questions and concerns regarding your remodeling project.

One of the first questions that you really need to ask yourself is exactly why you are remodeling these rooms.  Is it because their aesthetics do not appeal to you?  Or are you dissatisfied with any of the more practical, functional features of your kitchen and bathroom?  Obtaining a definitive answer to these questions prior to the start of the project with help prevent any second thoughts or change of heart once the remodel is underway.  If you are going to make the commitment to improve your kitchen or bathroom with a remodeling project then you should be 100% satisfied with the results.

There are many other considerations that must be made.  If you are remodeling your kitchen, for instance, do you want that to be strictly a functional preparation area?  Or would you like to dine and entertain in the kitchen as well?  If you do not have a separate dining room you will probably want to make the kitchen a comfortable place to sit down and eat.  If you do have a dining room you may opt for a central island in your kitchen to make it more convenient to prepare and create meals.

Even the selection of your toilet, shower and other fixtures must be carefully considered.  Do you have children?  Does your bathtub need any special features or accessibility options for older residents?  You do not want these rooms to be out of step with the style of the rest of your home, but you also must keep in mind any special requirements of these fixtures so that they are safe and comfortable for everyone in the home.

Make sure that you think about your vision for your new kitchen and bathroom and articulate that vision to your contractors and plumbers so that the project will be just what you envisioned.

About the Author

This guest post appears courtesy of Gary Bell of Bell Plumbing & Heating, a prominent Denver remodeling company specializing in kitchens and bathrooms with a gorgeous 8,500 sq. ft. showroom showcasing cabinets, vanities, tile, faucets, fixtures, tubs, showers, and more. Visit our YouTube channel for remodeling videos.

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