David Lupberger: Hi! I am David Lupberger, Home Improvement Expert for ServiceMagic. I am talking about the plumbing options available for under $1,500 when renovating your kitchen.
Kitchens get old and outdated sinks and fixtures need to be replaced. A key think to consider is that with a new countertop, you can install almost any sink you want. New sinks come with a template to assist you with cutting the countertop for the new sink installation.
There is a range of choices and cost. Like most material suppliers, plumbing supply houses have products that have been discontinued, or in stock for over 18-24 months. They want to sell these old materials. To locate these discontinued items, go to the city desk at any plumbing supply house, and ask to see these discontinued items. They are usually placed upfront for close-out. If you find something you like, purchase it, and ask your plumber if he or she can install the item for you. Don't do the installation yourself.
For almost everyone, I recommend that you hire a professional plumber. Plumbers have the experience and tools to install the new fixture, and should give you a warranty on the installation work they do. They may not warranty the materials if they didn't buy them, but they should warranty their work. For both plumbing and electrical work, hire a pro. Mistakes with plumbing and electrical installations can be very expensive. So those are just some of the plumbing options you have available when renovating your kitchen.