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Published July 02, 2021

Surviving a Kitchen Remodel While Living in Your Home

Home Remodeling by Dana Laksman


When you’re prepping for a kitchen remodeling project, it’s hard to think about anything other than the destruction of your cabinetry. And of course, what your kitchen and Starmark cabinets are going to look like afterward. But if you are going to renovate, it’s also the perfect time to upgrade your plumbing, just hire a crew of experts which in case you do not know any, you can read about them using the link. The following are recommendations on what you can do to upgrade your plumbing from reputed services for a more efficient kitchen. In addition, if you are in need of rehab loans for your renovation, you can always ask a lender for some financial help for upgrades, repairs, or renovations. 

Choose your water systems carefully 

If you’re going to renovate your kitchen, now is the perfect time to revamp your old water systems. One way to rethink your water system is to have a low-flow tap in your new kitchen. This will conserve approximately 16 liters of water per minute (18 liters generally, compared to two liters with low-flow) and save you money in the long run.  Low-flow doesn’t necessarily mean low-pressure, so you’ll lose less energy, conserve water, save money, and save the environment. What’s not to like about low-flow energy systems? This low-flow model can also be applied to your showerhead. 

Give back to the earth 

Instead of having one sink and a countertop plastic drying rack, for instance, have two sinks and make the second a rinse-and-dry one with a stainless steel drying rack. Consider changing your plumbing below to include a waste disposal unit meant for shredding your food waste into something more manageable in harmony with the zero-waste movement. This can also be used as a way to create compost if you’re interested in putting back into the earth in that way. While it will cost you more upfront to input this system, you’ll save money in the long run with free compost for your garden. According to the Lawngonewild you can also add compost to your flowers. You can find more information about how this works over at whatforme.com.

Measure, measure, then measure again 

The importance of measuring, re-measuring, and then checking it thrice cannot be understated, especially when putting in appliances. Because at some point, those appliances are going to be removed, and even being off by a millimeter or two will make all the difference if you have leakage in your pipes gone unchecked.  Let’s say you made the mistake of not measuring the height needed for your dishwasher and in a rush, you didn’t finish the flooring beneath it properly, so it was left unsealed and that is why complete interior design is the best option for you. And your dishwasher develops a slow-leak.  Depending on the type of flooring, hardwood flooring, for example, could expand so you should take that into consideration when doing your measurements. You must double-check your measurements and never cut corners to save time especially if you are having tile installation done. 

Place your dishwasher strategically 

It’s always a good idea to have your dishwasher placed very near your sink — not only does it offer instant, more convenient access to the dishes themselves, but it also makes your life so much easier and less expensive when it comes to the plumbing.  If your dishwasher drain hose is clogged, your dishwasher won't drain. For many people, the prospect of living without a functioning dishwasher is too horrible to imagine. But instead of trying to unclog the dishwasher drain with Drano or other chemical dishwasher unclogging products, you can remove the drain hose from the dishwasher and clear it out. When your dishwasher drain hose is clogged after combining the homemade dishwasher unclogging products, locate the dishwasher circuit breaker and turn it off. Open the dishwasher door and unscrew the two screws securing the dishwasher to the countertop. Remove the lower kick plate located under the door. There are usually two screws holding the plate on, though some models snap on and off. Pull the hose out and check for any kinks or cracks. It is not uncommon for a dishwasher drain hose to kink and cause blockages. If the hose is kinked or cracked it will need to be replaced. If the hose looks good, gently bend it back and forth to dislodge any solid clogs. Run a garden hose at high pressure through the drain hose until it runs through clearly. If you need help cleaning and repairing the pipe to the sewers, just contact an expert Sewer Drain Repair and pipe repair specialist who can do it for you. If there’s one thing your plumber hates it’s installing piping on different sides of the same room when one could just as easily be installed in the same space and make the whole job a whole lot simpler and less expensive for you. Experts like Indiana Leak Detection prefer having it on one side rather than doing multiple fittings. Finally, when planning a remodeling project, don't forget about getting a dumpster rental. This will save you a lot of time and effort during the construction cleanup.  

Written by Dana Laksman

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