Most of your electrical system is hidden behind the walls. Electrical wiring can be easy to overlook when planning a remodel. Consider home electrical wiring upgrades just as important as all the other items on your renovation agenda. In fact, it is more important than most of the other items on the list because of safety. A renovation that includes opening walls and ceilings for other reasons gives you have the perfect opportunity to make some electrical upgrades. Plan for both your current (no pun intended) needs and what you might require in the future as well.
One of the biggest complaints people have about their homes is that they have too few outlets. They find themselves using multiple power strips and extension cords for everyday tasks. A remodeling project is the perfect time to fix that! Families have different needs for extra outlets, but here are some things to consider:
- Do you use a lot of new gadgets or appliances in your kitchen?
- Do you have a home office with some computers and printers?
- Do you have enough outlets in your outdoor spaces?
- Do you have older kids with televisions, computers and video games in their rooms?