Planning Your Summer Kitchen Remodel

planning summer kitchen remodel
Summertime is the only time of year that’s pretty much guaranteed to be dry here in Portland. That makes it a popular season for home renovations and remodeling projects because, let’s face it, good weather helps eliminate a whole mess of complications that can come along with breaking into walls. Kitchen remodels are one of our favorites around here. Not only do they make a huge impact on the look, feel, and functionality of your home, but they also involve both plumbing and electrical work. Yep, there’s a lot going on behind those shiny subway tiles and it’s all gotta be safe and up-to-code, which is why you should most definitely give us a call to help out. Especially when it comes to…

The Plumbing

Many of the things that we do in kitchens require water, so it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of pipes inside those walls. Kitchen sinks, garbage disposals, dishwashers, fridges with built-in water and ice dispensers — they all require water supplies, drains, and a bunch of other stuff that we won’t bore you with. So, updating any of those usually means a call to your friendly neighborhood plumbing company (ahem, us). Aside from those obvious plumbing needs, though, kitchen remodels sometimes involve moving walls and changing the way the entire room is laid out, which means that you’ll want to be careful about damaging your pipes. Call Wolcott’s expert plumbers to help you navigate your demo, and save yourself a lot of time and frustration.

The Electrical

Okay, you know how we said that pretty much everything that we do in kitchens necessitates water? Well, the number of kitchen appliances that use water truly pales in comparison with the number that uses electricity. Not only do small appliances like toasters and blenders plug into outlets, but many larger appliances like refrigerators and ranges (yes, even gas ones) also have electrical components. Oh, and let’s not forget about the lights! It’s super important that all of the wirings in your kitchen are installed properly and protected from all of that water we mentioned before.

The Gas

Ah yes, the gas. This technically falls under our plumbers’ purview, too, but it’s a whole separate beast from what’s described above. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Gas can be quite dangerous and is really best left to the professionals. Like the rest of the plumbing lines in your kitchen, gas lines need to be protected from damage during demolition and need to be installed carefully because even a little leak can cause big problems. Wolcott’s experienced plumbers can help you locate, protect, and move existing gas lines — or even install new ones. (Hello, industrial stove!)

So, whether you’re looking for a new kitchen sink or a whole new kitchen, don’t forget to call in the pros to make sure that everything’s done right.

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