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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas When You Want A New Look For Your Kitchen

If you're undertaking a kitchen remodeling project, you may need to involve a plumber since a kitchen has many plumbing connections. Depending on how complex your renovation will be, you may also want to work with a remodeling contractor. This is important if you'll knock out walls or put in an island that needs plumbing and electricity added.

The kitchen remodeling contractor can help you get plans made for the work to submit for a permit. Plus, plans help you and other contractors, like the plumber, understand what work will be involved. Here are a few ideas for your kitchen remodeling project. 

Put In A Bigger Island

If you love your kitchen island, but it just isn't big enough for everything you want to do with it, talk to your contractor about taking your old one out and replacing it with one that's longer. You might even want a marble waterfall island for a touch of glamour.

If your current island already has electricity and plumbing, putting in a new island won't be as much work as if you need the utilities added for the first time. A bigger island could make your kitchen more functional and allow you to use the sink and cooktop while facing your family while they eat at the island or are in the adjoining room.

Move The Appliances And Sink To New Locations

Moving appliances to a different side of the room can be more work than you think since there may not be plumbing or electrical connections already in the new locations. You might need a plumber to put in new lines for the dishwasher and refrigerator. They may also need to move a gas line if you'll change the location of your stove.

The location of the sink has to be established first since a dishwasher is usually next to the sink because they share parts. Also, a water tube runs from the sink to the refrigerator. The plumber may need to install the sink first and then run lines to the appliances. Also, you may want a garbage disposal and water filter added under your sink, but these can usually be added last since they can tie into existing pipes.

Consider Inexpensive Upgrades

When you need to run new electrical lines, put in dedicated circuits, install new plumbing or gas pipes, or put in new drains, your renovation can get pricey. If you want a new look, but you need to cut costs, there are things to consider.

Painting, putting in DIY LVT flooring, adding new lights to existing wiring, and putting in a luxury faucet can make a big difference in the way your kitchen looks without a huge cost. Cutting corners where you can frees up money to spend on upgrades you really want.