Tip #1: Plan ahead
While installing gas appliances into an already complete house isn’t impossible, it pays to plan ahead. The best time to start thinking about fitting your home with natural gas? Either during the planning stages of a new home, or in the midst of a full renovation. You see, running new pipework once your home is complete can become difficult and costly.
Your local plumber or natural gas specialist can assist with all planning, so your space is well-prepared for future gas appliances when renovating your home. They can also help you decide on the perfect size and style of cooking appliances for your kitchen. This is to ensure you make allowances for space and ventilation, as well as any pipework.
Trust us, gas appliances are worth it! Did you know that seven in 10 Sydney house hunters consider natural gas cooking appliances to be essential? That's because gas cooktops are a dream to cook with.
Tip #2: Leave this one to the professionals
For the most part, tackling renovation projects yourself can be a creative, low-cost alternative to hiring (another) expensive trade. But when it comes to installing gas appliances, it’s time to call in the professionals – always. When appliances are installed and maintained regularly by a professional, you’ll be able to sleep easy and enjoy the benefits of gas without any cause for concern.
Tip #3: Think outside the box
An indoor kitchen is a given – but have you considered installing an outdoor kitchen too? By thinking outside the box, you could reap in big benefits both in the short and long term. You’ll immediately enjoy the freedom of being able to cook outside; and you’ll add value to your home, too.
Outdoor entertaining is a quintessential part of the Australian lifestyle. If you’re lucky enough to have the room, you can make the most of your space and help bridge the indoor-outdoor divide by investing in an outdoor kitchen.
For the seasoned entertainer, a fully-fledged outdoor kitchen – we’re talking a built-in sink, gas appliances, a barbecue and fridge – is the ultimate investment. Make sure you talk to your local natural gas expert in the early stages of planning your outdoor entertaining area build or renovation so they can get all of your pipework mapped out and laid, as well as future-proof for further renovations. Because you might not be able to afford a pool now but if it’s something you’d like to add down the track, you’ll need to plan it now.
If you don’t want to go the whole hog, simply running a gas pipe to your outdoor barbecue can save you time and money in the long run. You’d never have to race out to re-fill a gas bottle again. Imagine!
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