Fridge Freezers With Water Dispensers
For some homeowners who are thinking of getting a major upgrade with a kitchen remodeling contractor, one of the items on the wish list is a premium fridge freezer with a water and ice dispenser. It’s a big convenience to be able to take a glass and instantly get cool water, or even ice, without resorting to the kitchen tap. However, this luxury can have some intensive demands on the home, and homeowners should be prepared to consider this.
The Plumbing Factor With A Kitchen Remodeling Contractor
For maximum convenience, fridge freezers with water and ice dispensers can get their own dedicated plumbing line. This means building out an entirely new water pipe that will serve only the fridge for water and ice dispenser needs, unlike sinks and tubs, which can perform multiple functions.
Depending on the situation, this can be a considerable expense. It may require tearing out the floor or walls to get at water pipes unless this is already happening with a major kitchen remodel.
The Tank Alternative
While the most convenient solution is investing in new plumbing, it’s not the only one. There are fridge freezers that use water tanks instead. This is generally a better solution for people who don’t want to invest in a whole new water line. However, this does mean that empty water tanks will periodically need to be swapped out for new ones, so the expense of the water pipe installation is exchanged for the regular inconvenience of needing to replace empty water tanks.
Ultimately the decision of one over the other is up to you. Different homeowners will have different budgets and priorities for the trade-off of cost versus convenience. It’s up to you to decide where you fall on this line and then work with your kitchen remodeling contractor. If you’re ready to start improving your kitchen and want to talk to an experienced, professional kitchen remodeling contractor about your project, contact us today.