The kitchen is often the heart of the home—the place where your family eats breakfast, does homework, or gathers together for a holiday meal. For many owners, updating its aesthetic is high on their priorities list. But if you decide it is time for a change, consider making practical upgrades as well—such as updating the appliances and plumbing—to make it more functional.
Practical Kitchen Remodeling Ideas
1. Create More Space
Many kitchens are built cramped, which can make it hard for there to be multiple cooks working at once. Others have a lot of square footage but don’t use the space effectively. Talk to your contractor about your options for creating a more usable room—whether than involves knocking down walls to create a more open floor plan or installing a center island for added counter space. A simpler solution may involve installing taller cabinets.
2. Be More Eco-Friendly
The latest generation of dishwashers and refrigerators are all made to use less energy than their predecessors, saving water and electricity. These new models also often come with useful features—such as embedded screens that allow you to see their contents without opening the door. Not only will your family benefit from these perks, but, should you ever decide to sell the house, these will be enticing features to buyers.
3. Replace Old & Damaged Pipes
Older homes often have outdated plumbing materials that are more prone to corrosion and leaks with time. if you are already reworking the kitchen, consider getting these pipes replaced to lower the need for future repairs. These changes can also result in cleaner water, better water pressure, and lower utility bills since your equipment is less likely to leak.
Interested in kitchen remodeling? Turn to the team at Plumb-Rite Plumbing. Located in Kalispell, MT, but serving the Greater Flathead Valley, they can install everything from new pipes to counters and cabinetry. Visit their website to learn more about their capabilities. Call today at (406) 257-7795 with questions about your project.