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Small Kitchen Plumbing Upgrades That Make A Big Difference

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The kitchen is the heart of most homes. It’s usually the area where families gather to grab a snack, help prepare a meal, or simply sit and have a chat. Whether your kitchen is big or small, modern or quaint, it is undeniably the busiest room in your home.

Are you finding that your kitchen plumbing could do with a re-vamp but you have a strict budget? Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has completed a list of small plumbing upgrades that will make a difference without breaking the bank.

5 Small Kitchen Plumbing Upgrades

You don’t always need a big budget to upgrade a kitchen. There are a few minor plumbing upgrades that can give any kitchen a new lease on life. Some of these upgrades include:

  • Changing the existing faucets
  • Installing a garbage disposal
  • Adding an extra sink/changing an old one
  • Installing a water filter
  • Upgrading your dishwasher

Changing The Existing Faucets

Are your kitchen faucets old, leaking, and just plain ugly? Do they need to be replaced but you are not sure where to start looking or what you should be looking for?

We are spoiled for choice when it comes to kitchen faucets. Gone are the days when faucets were merely a fixture used to provide water. Today, faucets are chosen for design and functionality. Some examples of faucets that will take your kitchen plumbing to the next level are:

  • Movement Activated faucets – these faucets are a must in any kitchen. Not only are they hygienic (you don’t have to touch them with your dirty hands) but are environmentally friendly too. Being activated by your movement means they only turn on when something is directly under them, and turn off as soon as you move away, potentially saving gallons of water.
  • Pull-down Sprayer faucets – These faucets are attractive and really assist in making the tedious task of washing pots and pans a breeze. Allowing you to angle the water flow, these faucets are versatile and can be operated using only one hand.

Installing A Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is possibly the most underrated kitchen upgrade. Designed to grind leftover food into tiny particles that can safely be flushed down the drain, this valuable kitchen addition will:

  • Ensure the kitchen drain stays clean and is not clogged by leftover food and grease.
  • Save you time – you will make a lot fewer unnecessary trips to the trash can.
  • Reduce kitchen odor – no more food left in the trash can to rot.

Adding An Extra Sink Or Changing An Old One

No one has ever complained of having too many sinks in a kitchen. Whether you have an island counter and use the sink to rinse vegetables, or you exchange your current single sink for a double sink, adding an extra sink really assists to keep the kitchen clean.

An extra sink will provide an area to soak pots and pans before they are washed, to rinse soapy dishes in clean water. Not sure if you have the space or correct plumbing infrastructure for an extra sink? Contact Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric for advice today.

Installing A Water Filter

Installing a water filter will ensure that you always have clean, chemical-free, great-tasting, water. This inexpensive, easy-to-install upgrade can be installed under the kitchen sink. Being out of sight preserves the kitchen décor and saves you valuable refrigerator space – no more bulky water jug filters.

Upgrading Your Dishwasher

A dishwasher is a wonderful appliance in any kitchen. It saves time and usually washes dishes and glasses sparkling clean – until it stops working. Many can testify to the frustration of waiting for the dishwasher cycle to end, only to find that the dishes are still dirty.

If your dishwasher is old, not environmentally friendly, not water-saving, and does not wash the dishes properly, it’s time for an upgrade. Dishwashers today are made to be water and energy-efficient. Although it may be a large cost up front, you will once again have sparkling dishes and soon see a huge saving in your water and electricity bill.

Call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric For Your Kitchen Plumbing Upgrades

Thinking about upgrading your kitchen plumbing but need expert advice? Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric have been South Florida’s plumbers of choice since 1983. No plumbing job is too big or too small for Art and his team. Call us at 561-391-1048 and let us help you get the kitchen of your dreams.