Homeowners generally get preoccupied with the themes and design of the kitchen; and tend to forget about the plumbing part. The plumbing system is integral for any kitchen operations to work smoothly. Let us understand the common plumbing mistakes that should be avoided while renovating your kitchen.
- Using incompatible pipes –Sometimes homeowners combine pipes that are not compatible with one another. This often leads to pipe corrosion and leakages, which eventually damages your newly renovated kitchen. Sometimes the pipes don’t match well with appliances and causes extremely low water pressure. Last but not the least; avoid joining several fixtures to a single set of pipes. The reason is that multiple fixtures can strain the plumbing system and will also result in having a weakened water pressure.
- Selecting the cabinets and countertops before the sink –The problem with this is that it usually results in the sink having an inexact size. The best option is to have the cabinet and countertops constructed around the design and size of the sink. Choosing the sink first will make it easier for the contractor and save you the money and time.
- Not properly setting up the flooring – In order to save time and materials, contractors or the homeowners themselves allow the floors to be applied to the appliances instead of below them. This can be a problem later on during appliance repairs since the flooring isn’t consistent. The best solution is to take out the appliances and apply the tiles or whatever material you used to have uniform flooring all throughout the kitchen.