Bathrooms, Kitchens, Workshops, Home Offices and Entertainment Rooms Need More Power
Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most popular types of remodeling projects, but many families are adding rooms, updating their home offices, adding workshops, etc. All of these new additions or remodels require upgraded, more efficient electrical wiring, and possibly a new electrical panel.
Let’s just discuss the kitchen for a moment, as an example. In older homes, kitchens often didn’t have that many outlets because there weren’t as many small appliances and gadgets in use. Fridges and ovens were smaller and didn’t pull as much juice as today’s larger models either. Today’s building codes require an outlet ever 6 feet away—but we find that for many of our customers, they need outlets spaced around 4 feet from each other.
Remodeling at the Same time as an Electrical Upgrade
It makes far more sense to upgrade your electrical system during a home remodeling project than to delay it until afterwards. Here’s why:
It saves time and dust to update the wiring while everything is out in the open during the remodel.
It costs far more to have to re-open walls and panels you’ve just finished in order to do the electrical work later.
Overall, it will save you a lot of time, money and hassle to just do it all at the same time. That way, the electrical system can be updated to accommodate your new remodel as well as your current and future electrical needs as they grow. It’s also safer to do all of the electrical work this way so that your electrical system fits well with any new appliances, tools, office systems, etc. that you intend to install during your remodel.
Need a Woodbridge, VA Residential Electrician? Call (703) 494-3989
If you’re getting ready for a remodeling project, large or small, don’t forget to contact Root Electric, the residential electricians homeowners trust to keep their homes safe and powered up in the most efficient way possible: (703) 494-3989. We’ll show you how you can save time and money on your remodeling project while keeping your home current on all your family’s electrical needs.