Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for Your Home
A kitchen remodeling project can be quite daunting. Though you know what the end result should be, remodeling a kitchen is not completely about paint color, purchasing and installing a new stove, refrigerator, or dishwasher.
Though those things may indeed be a part of the project. Kitchen remodels requires careful consideration in other key areas.
Consider Water Conservation
You know that you will be replacing appliances in your kitchen remodeling project, but with so many different makes and models available, one of your primary focuses when making final selections should be water consumption and energy savings.
Most families enjoy the convenience of a dishwasher but do not understand the importance of selecting a water-efficient model.
The EPA’s WaterSense program was designed to help consumers identify these appliances through its labeling system.
The label means that these appliances perform as well or sometimes better than other conventional models and use less water while doing it. Don’t focus so much on the trends in kitchen appliances than their functional efficiency – you can have both.
Faucets, Plumbing & Other Precautions
Do keep in mind is that a kitchen remodel is the perfect opportunity to replace old plumbing. There are several reasons why that may be important, but no one wants to make a sizable investment on a remodeling project and make an additional investment replacing damage caused by a leak.
During a kitchen remodel pipes are exposed making this the ideal time to replace old plumbing to more durable materials. Don’t forget about the piping that connects water to the new refrigerator’s ice maker! Replace that too.
Choose the sink that you want in your Little Rock new kitchen before you choose your kitchen cabinetry. A deeper sink will give better protection to your new kitchen from the splashes, if you choose to hand wash dishes.
You should keep in mind that the sink manufacturer is not as big a factor as the actual materials from which the sink is made. Don’t reuse old plumbing supplies to save money.
Do choose the right type of faucet as the crowning glory to the beautiful replacement sink you’ve chosen is another opportunity to do your part conserving water.
There are low flow faucets available that conserve water without affecting water pressure. Faucets are also WaterSense labeled, and have been through a testing process to ensure they meet the standards.
Water Efficiency is Achievable
Without a doubt, kitchen remodels can be very exciting. Taking the time to purchase the right appliances, replace old plumbing and focus on water conservation is a big part of the entire project.
If you aren’t sure where to start, consulting with a plumbing contractor and visiting the EPAs website to learn about the WaterSense program is a great beginning.
Newer, water efficient appliances and fixtures are available that conserve water and energy costs. When the project is completed and everything turns out the way you dreamed it would, you’ll be proud that your Little Rock new kitchen is water efficient because you made smarter choices.
Your kitchen is a central part of your family life, so make it beautiful. Call Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838 to transform the look of your Little Rock, AZ home with unique kitchen remodeling ideas.