If you have an old outdated kitchen and you would like to make some changes, which include moving around the appliances, there are a few things you'll want to consider in advance. It may not be easy to replace and rearrange all of the appliances, based on where the hookups are. If you are planning on adding new cabinetry and making other changes on your own, you need to consult with a plumber before doing anything. Here are important questions to ask.
Can the Plumbing for the Appliances Be Moved?
There has to be the proper gas lines, sewer lines, and ventilation pipes for the appliances like the dishwasher, refrigerator, and oven to be moved around the space. The plumber will have to see if they can change the hook ups, or add new piping to move the appliances where you want them relocated. This can be time consuming and costly, and you'll have to determine if the cost is worth the money to change the layout.
Should You Add a Tankless Water Heater?
If you want to move the sink around, it may be smart to add a tankless water heating unit under the space. This way you don't have to worry about getting hot water to the kitchen when you need it, and the tankless unit is more efficient than a unit that holds water in a tank. This unit can easily be hidden in a pantry or another small space if you don't have room under the sink.
What is the Cost for Professional Installation?
Once you get all of the plumbing changes made, you'll want to have an expert install the appliances that you pick out for the space, to ensure that they are all installed properly. You may need permits to change out ovens with gas lines, and professional installation should come with a guarantee.
If you want to do the majority of your kitchen renovation on your own but you are worried about trying to move around the appliances, you should let a plumber come to your home to do all the work. You can't move any of the drains or gas lines on your own without the approval of a building expert with your local authorities, and a plumber can get everything done for you. Talk with a plumber to see what new appliances you could use, where they can go, and to get the kitchen project completed. To learn more, contact a plumbing company like Action Plumbing & Heating.