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How to Factor Plumbing into Your Kitchen Remodel

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Kitchen remodeling is a big undertaking, requiring planning and foresight before work even begins. On the plus side, a good contractor can turn a depressing space into something truly wonderful. But you need to have a good contractor on your side and you need to keep all of the variables in mind as you plan. Sometimes, your fondest wishes come straight up against cold hard reality, whether it be the budget, the confinements of space, or what have you. Numerous companies handle kitchen remodels in Madisonville, TX, but only the best will work with you to resolve those issues. Take plumbing for instance. Here’s a few tips on how to factor plumbing into your kitchen remodel.

The Role Plumbing Plays in a Kitchen Remodel

In the first case, most types of kitchen plumbing need to go against the wall. Your sinks, refrigerator hook-ups and similar attachments require piping that can and should be run through the walls, where they remain unobtrusive and comparatively easy to set up. You may want a faucet set up on a kitchen island or similar location. That can work, but you’ll probably need to run new piping through the floors to do it: which can add more expense to the overall project.

You’ll also need to consider practical convenience when setting up your plumbing fixtures. A faucet may look quite pretty in a certain location, but at some point, you’re going to need to prepare food and clean dishes in it. That usually means giving it plenty of counter space on either side as well as space to stand comfortably in front of it. Otherwise, you’re sacrificing practicality for the sake of aesthetics.

All kitchens are different, of course, and no single remodeling project is like any other. That’s why you need the experts at Ardon Maintenance to help out. We handle kitchen remodels in Madisonville TX and we’re dedicated to realizing your vision within the space and budget you have available.

We can provide solid advice on how to factor plumbing into your kitchen remodel, then perform the job with professionalism and pride. Call us today to set up a consultation.  You’ll be glad you did!

Plumbing Upgrades for Your Bathroom Remodel

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A bathroom remodel can be about more than creating a more pleasant and modern-looking space. During a bathroom re-design, you can have updates done for your plumbing that will save you money, give you more design options, and make your plumbing more water-efficient. Many of these upgrades are ones you may not have even thought about: we’ll list some here for you to consider.

Ardon Maintenance offers a wide variety of plumbing services that will come in handy for your remodeling job. (We can take care of helping your kitchen remodel as well.)

For all the plumbing needs to enhance bathroom remodels in Madisonville, TX, look to the trusted name of Ardon Maintenance. Call us today to schedule a consultation. 

Consider these upgrades during a bathroom remodel

  • Pipe replacement: A bathroom remodeling job will expose most of the pipes that are otherwise hidden. This is an ideal time to have any older pipes removed and replaced with new ones. This is something you should definitely have done if your bathroom still has old galvanized steel pipes. Steel corrodes over time, and replacing steel pipes with copper or plastic piping will give your plumbing a longer lifespan. Repiping also allows the remodelers greater freedom to design the bathroom, especially with the flexibility of plastic pipes replacing rigid steel or copper pipes.
  • Low-flow fixtures: This is your chance to have a more efficient bathroom and save money on your water bills. Plumbers can replace faucets and showerheads with low-flow models that cut back on water usage without sacrificing convenience and comfort. New low-flow faucets can use up to 40% less water than the old models. You can also have a low flow toilet installed for a completely efficient bathroom.
  • Upgrade the water heater: Nowhere else in the house do you depend on hot water for comfort more than in the bathroom: cold showers are a miserable experience! If you have excellent plumbers working on your remodel, take this time to have them replace your older water heater with a newer, more durable and efficient model. You may want to switch from gas to electric (or vice versa), or try a tankless model. Ask your plumbers about the best options to fit your new bathroom.

Your plumber will have many other suggestions for specific ways to upgrade your bathroom’s plumbing. Contact our plumbers with expertise in bathroom remodels in Madisonville, TX to learn more about how to make this update to your bathroom a success in all ways. Ardon Maintenance is here to make sure you receive the most you can from your bathroom remodel.