Tips when Moving or Remodeling your Kitchen

Are you thinking about remodeling or moving your kitchen? Here are some tips on the things you'll need to keep in mind to make sure it's a success.
Tips when Moving or Remodeling your Kitchen

Last update: 16 April, 2022

If you’re planning to remodel your home, you may be thinking of moving and relocating your kitchen too. Even though it’s a little complicated with a lot of aspects to bear in mind, it doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. The main issue is that not all of the areas in your home will be able to accommodate your new kitchen.

This happens for a number of reasons. As such, there’s a list of considerations that you’ll need to keep in mind when moving forward with your remodel.

Also, you’ll need to think about the other areas of your home that’ll require a certain level of work to make a kitchen remodel or move happen. This includes running cables through your roof or walls. As a result, you may have to remove some of your roof or ceiling tiles. Although this is a bit inconvenient, the end result will be worth it! 

To help you, we’re going to give you some guidelines on everything you need to keep in mind before moving or remodeling your kitchen.

Licenses and/or permits

First and before you begin making any changes, you’ll need to find out what kinds of licenses (if any) you’ll need to start the project. To do this, go to your local town hall and ask. This can differ depending on the state, county, and city that you live in.

By doing this, you’ll know if you need to obtain a license, what documents you’ll need to give them and what the license will cost.

Also, you need to keep in mind that there are certain minimum measurements for your kitchen. This is defined by building regulations, standards, and norms. This also depends on the area you’re living in.

Finally, there’s something else you should keep in mind if you live in a building with other apartments or homes. Even though the work isn’t going to affect any shared areas, you should let the owner of the building or the community know if you’re going to change the structure of your home. If you don’t, they might be able to bring a complaint against you.

Specific water and gas appliances

When it comes to remodeling or moving your kitchen, you shouldn’t forget about cold and hot water pipes, drains, and any chimneys either.

When considering water pipes, you should keep their current placement in mind. This will let you seal them off without any major problem or issue.

Think about all of your appliances in the kitchen that have drains, such as sinks and dishwashers. The same thing happens in bathrooms with the sink, toilet, and shower.

You need to hook up your new drain to the nearest main drain. To do this, the pipes need to go through your walls and floors. Obviously, the fewer pipes you have to lay, the better, but these types of sanitary fixtures are necessary.

You also need to think about your heater and gas connection for your hot water. This is important for providing hot water or heating safely and efficiently. This is the same process for your extraction pipes. Don’t overlook these important aspects and be sure to include them in the cost of your move or remodel, as they can drive up the cost.

Without a doubt, it’s better to let a team of professionals work on this project from the beginning. This will ensure that you have an idea of the most feasible ways to remodel or move your kitchen.

Moving your kitchen: sockets

The final consideration means that you need to remember that the kitchen is usually where you find the most electrical outlets in your home. Keep in mind the sockets you’ll need for the oven, microwave, stove, fridge, dishwasher, and so on.

Also, you’ll need to pay attention to the current building standards and regulations at each stage of your project. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a dangerous home that needs to have the electrical wiring completely changed.

Moving your kitchen: conclusion

As you’ve seen, remodeling or moving your kitchen is something that takes time and could be expensive. So, it’s best to stay calm, think everything through logically and hire professionals to help you. This will help you to avoid costly mistakes and make everything a little easier.

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