kitchen renovation - baseboard heat location
If the cabinets are against an exterior wall, then it is slightly more energy efficient to leave the pipe where it is.
In any event, relocating the pipe to be behind the cabinets will result in little or no heat given off into the room (kitchen).
Not that anyone would think about it but if the furnace quit or you lost power in winter, it would be difficult to get at a pipe in back to thaw it out.
Another alternative is to paint the pipe and also the kick space black or brown to make the pipe less conspicuous.
The disadvantages of crab apple trees. In summer, the apples are too sour to pick and eat. In winter the birds come and leave dropping all over the place.
Last edited by AllanJ; 03-13-2010 at 12:54 PM.