Supply lines in outside walls or not?
I am in the midst of a complete kitchen remodel. In another thread, I have been grateful to get guidance on moving the drain/vents for the kitchen sink. Now I am wondering about the supply lines.
I live in a cold climate (upper midwest). Any advice on whether it is recommended to put the supply lines in the exterior walls (and make it easier to install cabinets), or is it recommended to shoot them up through the floor and protect them from freezing (as they are now)?
It would be easiest, I think, to shoot them up through the floor after the cabinets are installed (although I am installing a marble floor). In my house, the rim joist space in the basement is bricked in (except where the drain lines go). Since I am moving the sink over a couple of stud bays, I would have to chip out those bricks to get access to the exterior wall stud bay. This certainly can be done, but I don't want to do that if I don't have to. Nonetheless, the most important consideration is the possibility of freezing pipes!
Here is a link that might be useful: My other thread about moving the drain.