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Incorporating a new sink into a kitchen island and adding a pot-filler fixture above the stove increase the versatility of the new design – and the overall plumbing costs.

The basic building blocks of a kitchen makeover account for the majority of the projects costs. Keeping the basics in mind, plumbing costs for a Waukesha WI can be projected and planned.

Developing a detailed plan for a new kitchen comes down to four key segments. The first three listed here are interchangeable when it comes to value and importance. How they rank depends upon your choice of options. The fourth factor is a wild card – encompassing the overall scope of the project rather than specifics. Because the scope of the project category includes so many contingencies and related details it’s often the most costly of the group.

Kitchen Makeover A Step At A Time

Where does your kitchen remodeling program begin? The top three aspects of any job are:

  • Cabinets and counters
  • Appliances and technology
  • Plumbing and mechanicals

They all fit together to complete the puzzle. In the planning stages, one is no more important than another. In the final accounting they must all mesh together to complete your dream kitchen.

Most people begin their planning for a new kitchen with cabinetry and counters. Out-dated kitchens are represented by cupboards and countertops that need a facelift. “I’m tired of the old cabinets,” is a popular answer to why remodel. At phase one consider:

  • Countertops – granite countertops have moved from the wish list to the must have list. That said, there are plenty of additional options for 2019 including quartz, stainless steel and traditional butcher block style wooded installation.
  • Cabinetry – cabinet and cupboard styles vary from classic traditional looks to stunning new colors with shining hardware.

Sticker shock is real in the realm of kitchen remodeling. A mid-range project easily hits $50,000 with all new, custom cabinets, hardware and countertops. The bottom line includes design time, demolition and installation. That’s on top of the cost of materials and new products. All the available options make final decisions difficult – and easily raise the price.

Plumbing Costs Linked To Tools And Technology

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A custom sink and faucet combination along with its accompanying new high-efficiency dish washer place new demands on plumbing.

Adding a new custom sink, new fixtures and high-tech appliances boosts the demand for space and functional connections. Consider the latest in high-tech hardware:

  • Appliances – represent the best in kitchen technology. Just as adding a gas range requires appropriate gas lines, the latest refrigerators demand up-to-date plumbing. Water lines for ice-makers and dispensers aren’t luxuries, they’re standards. In addition, new appliances employ more power. They may require new outlets and even new wiring. With all that in mind, there’s also the demanding task of choosing the right color.

After all the decorating decisions are made and the appliances and cabinetry selected it’s time to make it all work. A kitchen makeover rarely is complete without replacing the sink or adding a new one – or both. Therefore, working with a licensed professional plumbing specialist is a must. Not only does the professional plumber have the skill and training to install and test the new systems correctly, they have access to the latest in design trends from a variety of manufacturers. When your design calls for a custom installation, a pro not only knows how but has a connection to get what you need. Having the right products, the right tools and training to make installation extremely efficient reduces overall plumbing costs.

Bringing The Kitchen Makeover To A Successful Completion

Using a broad brush the final phase of any remodeling project compiles all the details beyond the nuts and bolts of cabinets, flooring and hardware.

Does the project include taking out walls, adding walls or will it be completed within the existing footprint of the room? Are new windows in the plan. Will a kitchen island have a sink that needs a new plumbing system?

The more complicated the overall plan, the more elements in play to raise the costs.

Each of these critical factors contributes to a successful kitchen renovation. How each is accomplished goes a long way to determining how the plan comes together – a smooth job or one with hidden  costs, delays and disappointments. Your plan for a new kitchen dictates which will be these is the largest expenditure Any of the four are leading candidates.

For every kitchen remodeling project there are many factors at work beneath the surface. The devil (and the dollars) is in the details.

When you’ve had enough of your dated kitchen, call Schoenwalder Plumbing and see how our professionals can make change happen. Our team has years of experience and the best products in the business at its fingertips. Call or email Schoenwalder Plumbing – we know how to control your plumbing costs and create a memorable kitchen makeover for your Waukesha or Lake Country home.

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