Our plumbers in Melbourne have worked on every type of plumbing job there is, from simple jobs like fitting a new tap in the kitchen, to routine plumbing maintenance, to maintaining Australia’s second-tallest building, Eureka Tower!
We’ve also been a part of countless plumbing renovations.
In particular, kitchen renovations are projects that our Melbourne plumbers are frequently contacted to help out on. As such, we often see people making the same mistakes when they renovate their kitchen!
Today, we’ll be sharing some of the most common ones, and how you can adjust your budget and design plans to ensure you avoid them!
Planning a kitchen reno? Engage our plumbers in Melbourne early!
Thinking about renovating a small, outdated, or poorly planned kitchen? Let our plumbers in Melbourne be a part of your plans!
We work closely with other trades to ensure your plumbing systems are up-to-code and help you achieve exactly what you want in your newly renovated space.
Tip 1: focus on function as much as style
The most common mistake we see people make is that they are either so focused on style or budget, that everyday practicality goes out the window.
The first thing you want to think about when you are planning to renovate your kitchen is “what do you need?”
That’s because your kitchen is a functional room – you’ll cook, clean and prepare food there.
While appearance is still important, so too is function.
Unfortunately, this is something that many kitchen renovators overlook!
Some things you’ll want to think about include:
- Are you going to need a new dishwasher?
- What will your sink be used for?
- Does it need to be a double sink?
- Do you need to rethink the layout of your kitchen?
Think about your unique lifestyle, and the way you and your family use the kitchen every day.
All of these decisions affect the day-to-day experience of preparing food, and need to be given equal weight in your renovation plan.
Tip 2: choose the right sink at the beginning of your project
When it comes to kitchen renovations, the sink is often one of the first things to go.
Whether it’s for aesthetic reasons or simply because you want a larger sink to wash vegetables or do the dishes in, there are plenty of reasons to upgrade your kitchen sink.
That’s because the type of sink you use will affect:
- The dimensions and layout of your kitchen
- Whether or not you need to replace the entire kitchen bench
- How your plumbing should be laid out
Choosing one that isn’t appropriate – or just as bad, taking too long to choose a sink – can cause a whole range of issues.
If you ask us, if changing the sink is part of your kitchen renovation plan, you should make that decision early on, as it has a whole range of different flow-on effects for the rest of your renovation plan.
For example, it could mean that the sink won’t fit in the allocated space, or that the pipes don’t reach the sink properly – a major problem if the goal is to reuse as much of your existing piping as possible!
We can’t even begin to tell you how many times we’ve had to dramatically rework other parts of a kitchen, like benches and cabinets, just to fit the sink in!
Take it from us: you need to sort out your sink early on.
Tip 3: avoid plumbing maintenance by upgrading your kitchen plumbing
Our plumbers in Melbourne can’t stress this point enough!
We mentioned above that practicality is just as important as appearance. Part of that is ensuring that all the “guts” of your plumbing are also given a refresh.
Many of the homes our plumbers in Melbourne visit go years between plumbing inspections.
As a result, we often find worn-out pipes, loose fittings and hidden leaks… and these are just the most common culprits.
Tip 4 (the best tip of all): get plumber in Melbourne on board early
We can’t stress this enough!
Plumbing renovations aren’t as simple as swapping pipes or dropping in a new sink – there’s a lot of careful planning and thought that needs to go into a successful renovation.
What’s more, with renovations, there’s always a chance that things might quickly become much more complex than originally planned.
And this is exactly why you should engage a plumber in Melbourne from the very beginning!
By bringing a professional aboard during the planning stage, you ensure that any plumbing-specific problems in your renovation plan are identified and accounted for before work begins.
Your plumber will go over your plan and suggest changes as needed, helping you avoid a renovation headache.
For kitchen, bathroom, and laundry renovations, call our plumbers in Melbourne
If you’re looking for plumbers in Melbourne to help you out with your kitchen renovation, give Watermaster Plumbing a call today.
With our Masterful plumbers on your side, you’ll be able to carry out your renovation without having to worry about things going awry.
We’ll lend our expertise to the planning stage, and our expert workmanship to the actual execution itself.
We have more than 20 years’ experience in the plumbing industry and each of our team are trained, certified and insured.
In addition to kitchen, laundry, and bathroom renovations, our team offers a wide range of domestic and commercial plumbing services to all types of clients.
Give us a ring for general plumbing services including:
- Blocked drains and blocked toilets
- Gas plumbing and hot water plumbing
- Burst pipes and drain cleaning
- Plumbing maintenance
- All types of roof plumbing including leaks and guttering
If you’re interested in our services for your kitchen renovation or are simply after some routine plumbing maintenance, we’d love to hear from you.