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A New Year Means New Plumbing Installations!

Upgrade the Home’s Plumbing Fixtures To Usher In the New Year!

People everywhere view the start of a new year as the perfect opportunity to reinvent themselves, adopt new habits, or make meaningful changes in their lives. For many people, a great way to start making some immediate and tangible changes is to finally pull the trigger on that kitchen upgrade or bathroom remodel they’ve been itching to do. After all, home is where the heart is!

But one thing that slows many people down is not knowing where to begin - especially with how many styles and options are out there. So, to help kickstart the process and offer some inspiration, here are a few of 2022’s top kitchen and bathroom remodeling trends.

Upgrade the Kitchen Sink

sinkIn most homes, the kitchen plumbing tends to see a lot of action, so it’s no surprise that there are so many kitchen sink and faucet innovations these days. Touch or touchless faucets, for instance, allow users to turn on the water with a mere tap of the wrist or wave of the hand - these are becoming increasingly popular as people grow more conscientious about stopping the spread of germs. Faucets with integrated pull-down spray nozzles are another popular option to make cleanup easier.

As helpful as a new faucet installation maybe, a whole kitchen sink replacement can offer new dimensions of practicality and ease. Large workstation sinks can allow sliding inserts across the top of the sink basin, such as drying racks, cutting boards, and knife holders. Or for smaller kitchens, a colorful fireclay farmhouse sink or stainless steel undermount sink can offer both style and durability.

Remodel the Bathroom

bathroomBathroom remodeling is the most exciting and most feared home improvement project for many homeowners. But whether re-imagining the whole room or just making a few more minor changes like a toilet replacement or new bathtub installation, it doesn’t have to be daunting - and there are plenty of options to play around with, such as:
  • Trough sinks-  give a sense of openness and elegance 
  • Spacious free-standing tubs- offer luxurious comfort 
  • Smart toilets- elevate the experience with seat warmers and built-in deodorizers
  • Curbless glass shower enclosures- make for a seamless look with greater accessibility

An essential shower upgrade like adding a rainfall showerhead can help transform the bathroom into a more pleasant place.

The Importance of Hiring a Professional

Once homeowners have the perfect fixtures picked out, the next step is to hire a pro to install them. Many homeowners fall into the trap of thinking they can replace their plumbing fixtures on their own, only to find that the task ends up taking longer and costing more than it should. For anyone without prior experience installing fixtures, even a seemingly straightforward project like a sink installation can be tricky and overwhelming.

More importantly, if any injuries or property damage occur in the project, the homeowners will bear all of the responsibility. With a licensed and insured professional remodeler or plumber, not only will the company’s insurance cover such incidents, but the homeowners can rest easy knowing that the job is being done correctly and according to all local codes.

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