Tackling a renovation this fall? Be sure to take electrical considerations into account! Before you get started, check out our electrical tips for home remodeling projects. Making updates to your house is a great way to raise its value and also make it more personalized to your taste and needs. To get the best results and biggest bang for your buck, make sure your remodel is done right. Don’t ignore the electrical requirements.
7 Electrical Tips for Home Remodeling Projects
Not sure where to begin? Here are seven electrical tips for home remodeling and renovation projects:
- Plan your budget carefully. Leave some wiggle room for unexpected costs—electrical or otherwise.
- Decide on the number and placement of outlets. To help determine your outlet needs, think about your family’s normal daily tasks and electrical usage.
- Make sure your home’s electrical panel is up to code and has the capacity for extra breakers. Renovations and home additions may require adding more breakers, depending on the size of the project.
- Determine if extra circuits are needed. An additional subpanel may be required to handle the electrical needs of your remodel.
- Consider updating older wiring for safety and flexibility of use. Look out for fire hazards such as frayed wires, fuse boxes, and inadequate circuit breakers.
- For increased fire prevention, consider installing an arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI).
- Last but not least, be sure to hire a professional electrical contractor!
Importance of Using a Professional Electrician
Quality electrical work is a very important component of any renovation. General contractors do not have the expertise needed to correctly plan and install wiring in your home. To get the job done right, you need to use a professional electrical contractor. At Paramount Electric, our licensed electricians have been planning, updating, and installing electrical wiring in St. Louis homes for years. We will sit down with you and come up with an electrical plan to suit your remodeling needs. We’ll also ensure that building codes are met, get you the electrical fixtures you want, and take care of all electrical permits, wiring, and installation for your project.