Planning a home renovation, where should we include extra electrical outlets?

by | May 14, 2021

electrical outlets

When working on a home renovation, planning is key to have successful results because once you have planned the details and everything you´ll need there will be no room for improvisations.

About electrical outlets, it is highly important to have the whole idea of the distribution in mind, as much as a clear view of your type of electrical use and consumption.

One recommendation is to place an outlet in all 4 corners of the living room plus another one in the middle of each wall, this will give you plenty of power for extra lighting, places to connect different devices, and more.

About regulations, the national electric code establishes outlets on walls every 12 feet or any wall wider than 24 inches, and also ground-fault current interrupter outlets in bathrooms and above countertops but is always a good idea to check local regulations to be sure in advance.

 

 

Some other places you should consider for extra electrical outlets during your home renovations are:

 

  • Kitchen: think about being able to connect mixers, beaters and other small electrical appliances, also it is great to think about extra lighting. Place them underneath your cabinets.

 

  • Living room: because everyone has a device that needs to be charged so place your electrical outlets in all corners and in the middle of each wall. You can also consider in-floor plugs right in the center of the room.

 

  • Baths: ask your electrician about the usage of plugs around water but have them installed near the mirror and walls far from the shower and sink.

 

  • Home office: now more than ever, install plugs above your desk high so you won’t have to crawl underneath to plug all your equipment.

 

Also, don´t forget about other space needs such as bedrooms, game rooms, and garages, always think about your habits and what really is comfortable for you and your family.

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran, owner of Carolina Development and Properties, LLC, and its affiliate, Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC, has been building homes in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. Mike graduated with a degree in Construction Management from East Carolina University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte. He has been a Licensed General Contractor since 1999 and currently holds this designation in both North and South Carolina. Mike is also a Certified Green Professional and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations is also an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

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