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Remodeling Your Kitchen? 3 Things to Know About Pot Fillers

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You have many reasons to remodel your kitchen, from improving function and updating old, worn elements and adding more style.

One unique feature that many homeowners are incorporating into their kitchen is a pot filler faucet. While not used as much as your traditional sink faucet, a pot filler can be a valuable addition. If you are remodeling your kitchen and considering a pot filler, here are a few things you should know.

1. Pot Fillers Require an Involved Installation

If you already have a pot filler installed, you do not need to worry too much about the installation process since you will only need to replace the old one with a new model. However, if you do not have one, you may be surprised by the installation process.

A pot filler faucet is installed on the wall over the stovetop. On average, the pot filler faucet should be mounted on the wall about 20 to 24 inches above the stove burner. The exact location will depend on the wall space you have and the style of pot filler you choose.

In most households, water lines are not installed through this space. Therefore, plumbers will run a water line from the nearest water line to ensure the pot filler has the water supply it needs.

Plumbers will need to find an existing water line that is closest to the location of where your pot filler will be located. Depending on your kitchen’s layout, the water line connected to the back of your refrigerator or to your sink or dishwasher may be used.

Running this line through the wall to the location of your new pot filler will most likely require some demolition, so prepare to repaint walls or redo your tile backsplash.

2. Pot Fillers Will Increase Your Remodel’s ROI

If you already have the plumbing ready for a pot filler, you don’t have to worry about whether or not this new fixture is right for your home. On the other hand, if you have to run plumbing for the pot filler’s water supply, you may wonder if the investment is worthwhile.

Fortunately, the addition of a pot filler will be a great investment for your home, since it will add both appeal and value.

The overall look of a pot filler easily becomes the focal point of your kitchen, drawing eyes to this innovative fixture. If you ever decide to sell your home, buyers will find the pot filler appealing, making them more interested in buying your home.

A pot filler installation may seem like an overwhelming project, but it will help you see a larger return on your investment after the remodel.

3. Pot Fillers Protect Your Health and Home

The appeal and increased home value are attractive benefits, but a pot filler can also help protect your health and your home, making it an even better investment.

Even though you may not be carrying it far, a pot of water can be heavy. If you are constantly filling pots and bringing them to the stove, the weight can become excessive, straining your arms, neck, and back. A pot filler eliminates the need of carrying heavy pots of water back and forth since you can fill it with water right on your stove top.

During the movement from the sink to the stove, some water may slosh around and splash onto your countertops, cabinets, and floors. This can lead to severe water damage and even mold growth, which can both be costly to repair. It only takes a small amount of water to cause wood to warp, buckle, and rot.

A pot filler is a great update for your home, but professional assistance is key. For more information on installing a pot filler in the kitchen, contact Rapid First Plumbing. We install new plumbing fixtures.

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