One of the best things about building your own house is having the ability to completely customize everything about the structure, including the plumbing infrastructure. The right plumbing decisions during your construction planning phase can make all the difference in the comfort, convenience, and functionality of your home for years to come. Here's a look at some of the things that you should discuss with your plumber while you're working out the final designs.
There are a couple of things that you should consider when you're designing the plumbing for your kitchen. First, if you plan to have a refrigerator with an ice maker and water dispenser, talk with your plumber about running a water line where you plan to put the fridge. That way, you will have an accessible water supply easily.
You might also want to incorporate a pot filler faucet over your stove's location. This faucet is convenient for larger pots that can become heavy when filled with water. This way, you won't have to fill the pot and then carry it to the stove.
Other convenience features to discuss with your plumber include an outlet for a dishwasher, as well as a line for a direct-plumbed coffee pot if your family prefers automatic coffee brewers.
Many people consider whole-home water filtration and water softeners when they are installing a new plumbing system. However, when you're dealing with new construction, the costs associated can leave you uncertain about whether or not a water softener or filtration system will fit into your budget.
As a result, you should talk with your plumber about how to design the plumbing lines in the basement to allow for easy connectivity of these types of fixtures. That way, when you're ready to add one in the future, you can install them at a fraction of the cost of having to run all new plumbing lines.
You may even want to make your plumbing system easily adaptable to a tankless water heater instead of a traditional one. Your plumbing contractor can help you to consider all of the possible features that you may need in your home so that you can create a plumbing infrastructure that best suits your lifestyle. Whether you need a filtration system, water-consuming appliances, or any other fixtures and features, there are solutions you can incorporate during construction.
Reach out to a plumber in your area to discuss your needs.