Popular Plumbing Ideas for Homebuilding You May Not Have Considered
How’s your homebuilding process going? Maybe you have the home’s skeleton finished, and now you’re working on your plumbing system. Of course, you’re going to need all the basics—toilets, showers, bathtubs, kitchen sinks, garbage disposals, and a trusty sump pump. But what about when it comes to upgrades to improve your quality of life and experience in your new home? Here are some plumbing upgrades for your homebuilding process that you may not have considered at first glance for your Long Island new construction project.
Top 7 Unique Plumbing Ideas for New Long Island Homes:
1. High-efficiency heating system installation
When it comes to heating equipment, you can pay just a little more and save BIG over time. When you invest in high-efficiency equipment, you’ll pay slightly more upfront, but your reduced fuel oil or gas consumption and repair costs will quickly gain back your investment.
A good example of this is a tankless water heater. Rather than preheating water and storing it in a tank, tankless (or instant) hot water heaters will heat your water as you need it, helping to ensure you’ll never run out. If you or a family member likes to take long showers, this one will come in particularly helpful!
2. Radiant in-floor heating
We’ve all experienced the chill of a tile floor during the colder months of the year. Why not elevate your new home build with radiant in-floor heating? Along with providing unmatched comfort and coziness throughout the different seasons, you’ll spend less on heating your air when your floors are working with you and not against you.
3. Bidets for toilets in your home
It’s been said time and time again: once you use a bidet, you never go back to the old way. Installing bidets in one or more of your home’s bathrooms can make a big difference when it comes to cleanliness, convenience, and reduced toilet paper consumption! In addition, bidets can be very helpful for people who are elderly or disabled.
4. Wet bars for entertaining
If you like to entertain or are a beverage connoisseur, you may enjoy having your very own wet bar. This station will include a sink and provides convenience when it comes to dumping ice, pouring drinks, and washing glasses.
5. Outdoor faucets and showers
Outdoor faucets and/or showers are an excellent home comfort upgrade to install during the homebuilding process. It’s great to consider where you’d put an outdoor shower or faucet during the building stage because you can consider privacy and functionality when it comes to choosing your location that works with your existing water supply.
6. Pool heaters and hot tubs
Nothing says “summer fun” like diving into a swimming pool—but why let the fun stop after a few short warm months here in New York? Extend your entertainment, fun, and exercise into the spring, fall, and even winter with a pool heater in your backyard.
7. Water filtration systems
Unfiltered tap water can taste funny, smell off, and cause issues with your hair, skin, and laundry when using it to bathe or clean. Filtering these contaminants from your home’s tap water is simple when you install a whole-home water filtration system. Doing this during the homebuilding process is an excellent way to set yourself up for a lifetime of success when it comes to the cleanliness of your water.
Contact Hardy Plumbing for Your Home Construction Plumbing Needs
Interested in learning more about these home comfort upgrades, or planning an installation in your new Suffolk County, NY build? Get in touch with our experts here at Hardy Plumbing & Heating for a personalized consultation at no cost.