Dunham Home Renovations - Kitchen Updates in Santa Barbara & Surrounding Areas
Santa Barbara Kitchen Remodeling Info: When it comes to kitchen sinks, every sink, tub and water closet in a system has a soil or waste stack, a vent system, and a trap. The waste stack is made up of large pipes that carry both solid and liquid wastes out of the building. The waste stack connects to another large sewer line that carries the wastes to a sewage disposal plant or to a private septic system far away from your new kitchen.
The vertical vent is a pipe that provides good air circulation throughout the drainage system. It picks up any sewer gases that might be present and releases them into the air above the roof. This vent also is important for equalizing pressures inside the drainage system. Each fixture in a home needs a water trap. Water traps stop the flow of sewer gases back into the fixture where they could be released into the home. A trap is often a U-shaped bend in the waste pipe. No matter what your kitchen remodeling needs are, we can help - the trusted name in the Santa Barbara area.
Another feature that a waste plumbing system needs is a clean-out. Sections of the waste system, on occasion, gets clogged with solids. Clean-outs are capped with threaded plugs that can be easily removed when cleaning becomes necessary. Sink traps are a simple way to prevent sewer gases from escaping from the wastewater system.
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Kitchen appliances - Like cabinets, appliances arrive on the job site (your home) in boxes and are often stored in the garage or other secure, covered area until the kitchen is ready for their installation. To mitigate the potential for damage to both the appliances and the finish work already completed inside, most builders will move them with a hand truck or dolly as close to their final position as possible before taking them out of their boxes. Occasionally, the plumber or kitchen remodeler will be required to hook up and test a gas line leading to the cooking appliance.
Kitchen Tip - Planning and Communication Center Uses for a Kitchen Area
Everyone longs to be organized. Even if you fall short of this ambitious goal, you still need a designated space to pay bills, organize mail, make phone calls, write letters, update your calendar, plan meals, and perhaps work, read or use a desktop or laptop computer in a smart kitchen. With today's families spending more and more time in and around the kitchen, many are finding hte need to tuck a planning center into this space. This is a popular remodeling request in Santa Barbara kitchens.
Keys to a useful planning center:
- Start by making sure you mini office is located well outside the work triangle.
- When designing the space, including a separate desk with plenty of storage is a must.
- Minimum recommended desktop size is 24 inches wide and 20 inches deep, and standard desktop height is 30 inches.
- Everyone can use a built-in file cabinet and drawers.
- You might want to include a family message board or bulletin board or perhaps baskets for each family member's paperwork.
- The planning center is a convenient spot to include a shelf for favorite cookbooks.
- Some people like an adjustable, office-style chair, while others go for a stool that can be tucked under a kitchen desk when not in use.
- When remodeling this part of a kitchen, consider the space can be large or small - go with what works for you.