Electrical Changes for Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

Learn about electrical changes during kitchen & bathroom remodels & how to make unique changes to personalize your space.

Electrical Changes for Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

When you decide to revamp a room in your home, you may be tempted to make structural changes and add new features to personalize your space. But don't let the potential electrical problems discourage you. It's important to determine what needs to be fixed or updated and then outline a plan. This sketch is invaluable for making estimates and also for guiding your electrical work when the remodeling is underway.

The National Electrical Code (NEC) requires that Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) be present in all kitchens and bathrooms, near areas prone to exposure to water. During a renovation or remodel, you only need to update the wiring if it's faulty or out of date. This largely depends on the age of the home in question. However, it's very likely that when you open a wall during a remodel, you'll find some things that need to be replaced.

An updated electrical wiring system ensures that the house is not only functional, but also safe. In both kitchens and bathrooms, this includes everything that has been included in a cosmetic remodel, plus new floors, new cabinets, and broader changes in lighting and electricity. When it comes to making your kitchen a meeting place, you can do a few things to make it cozy and functional. Adding several easily accessible ports for phones, laptops and tablets is one of the easiest ways to update a kitchen and, therefore, make it more functional for today's families.

So, when planning new lighting for the kitchen or bathroom remodel, think about how you can incorporate LED lighting to help the homeowner save money and enjoy better, brighter lighting. In a bathroom, an aesthetic remodel can include a new toilet, sink and faucets, an updated vanity, new mirrors and lamps, new bathroom accessories, and a fresh coat of paint. The level of remodeling your kitchen or bathroom will need will depend on the state of the space in question, your goals for the project, your design wish list and your budget. In a kitchen, this type of project usually includes an upgrade of the countertop and the splash guard, new appliances, new accessories for the cabinets and a paint job.

To learn more about options for your next remodel, schedule a free design consultation at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of the Southern Lakes. With some simple electrical work during a kitchen remodel you can make unique changes to truly personalize your space.