We have all likely spent more time in our kitchen this year than usual and you’ll likely have realized that when it comes to the functionality of your kitchen, it’s not always about aesthetics – it’s also about ease and convenience. In today’s blog, we’ve compiled a list of plumbing upgrades that will improve the way your kitchen operates and create more ease in your everyday life.
Upgrade Your Faucet
There are so many options when it comes to your kitchen faucet. In a recent social media post, we mentioned a faucet that links to Alexa so you can give it voice commands when you’re multitasking in the kitchen. But it doesn’t have to be that advanced. Fun faucets now have touch-activated, tap-on and tap-off mechanisms that can make the process of turning on the faucet more hygienic when washing your hands. Other options include a pull-down sprayer so you can have more maneuverability when washing pots and pans. Whatever you’re looking for, replacing your faucet can have a huge effect on the functionality of your kitchen while also elevating the design!
Add A Pot Filler
Speaking of faucets, if you have found yourself lugging a heavy pot of water from the sink to the stove trying not to let it spill over the edges, you may want to think of adding a pot filler. This is a swing-out faucet on a long, jointed arm, mounted over the stove. Not only will it save you time and cleaning up wet floors, but it may also save your back and arms by reducing the number of times you have to lift heavy stockpots. By adding an articulated arm to your stove area to fill the pots, you will free up your kitchen sink and fill your pots 4x faster than with the regular faucet. You don’t have to be a home chef to appreciate this upgrade, and they can look really sleek too!
Another upgrade that is sometimes underestimated in the kitchen is the convenience of having a garbage disposal. It is a small but powerful tool that is designed to collect solid food waste. A disposal is a useful tool to have in your kitchen, as it helps eliminate multiple trips to the trash can and can also cut down on the amount of trash you accumulate overall. It’s quick and keeps the large food scraps out of the main pipes. Lastly, it can help cut down on the odor that comes from food sitting in your trash can. If you don’t already have one, it’s definitely worth considering.
A fairly inexpensive way to improve your kitchen is to add a water filter under your sink. If you live in an area that has hard water, this will improve the taste of the water and keep lime deposits at bay. Instead, whenever you turn your faucet on you will know you are getting the best, healthiest water, free from unnecessary chemicals. Also, if you find yourself filling a water filtration system and storing it in your fridge, this option can also free up valuable space and save you the time and effort of refilling it when it runs out.
Upgrade Your Dishwasher
You know that feeling when you’re unloading the dishwasher but your pots are still dirty and you know you’re going to have to spend another ten minutes giving them another clean in the sink? Well, that probably means it’s time to upgrade your dishwasher. Although it has a bigger price tag, your dishwasher is one of the more affordable appliances to replace and can save you money and time in the long run.
There are many ways to add convenience and ease to your kitchen. If you’d like some insight into your kitchen and how we can help, reach out to our team here.