A home remodel is never an easy task. When calculating contractor prices and scrolling through DIY TikTok, something you never want to compromise is your safety. For your home remodel, here are our top recommendations for electrical remodeling.
Modern Features for Your Home Remodel
Proper lighting fixtures are on top of mind when considering a home remodel. Modern light fixtures can make or break the atmosphere of your home. When hosting dinners and parties, you want to make the best impression on your guests.
From pendant lights to chandeliers, there are countless options to creating a modern space that you will love.
Instead of DIY, ensure a certified master electrician looks at your current fixtures and maps out a plan to determine if your existing electric wiring can handle new light fixtures. You might need to consider rewiring your home, so you don’t overload your circuit box.
Innovative Home Features for Your Remodel
When remodeling your Austin-area home, you may want to add smart features. Technology is advancing all the time and there are many options available to improve your home’s functionality.
Installing smart features in your home offers the connivence of automation and remote-control apps for your phone. With just the touch of a button, you could dim your lights or ask your virtual assistant like Amazon Echo or Google Home to complete a task for you.
According to IoT Agenda, smart homes can control your locks, audio system, blinds, lighting, thermostat, and even your irrigation through virtual assistants. They connect to your Amazon Echo and perform these tasks either by verbal command or scheduled automation.
Electrical Panel Upgrades for Your Home Remodel
The rule of thumb before you install that stainless steel smart fridge, is to check with an electrician to make sure you don’t override your electrical system. Even if the products are labeled energy-efficient, that may not mean they can’t overload your system.
Check in with a master electrician to decide if your electrical panel needs an upgrade. Your safety and your guest’s safety should come first when renovating your home.
View Our Guide: 4 Reasons Your Electrical Panel Needs an Upgrade
Upgrading Electrical Outlets for Your Remodel
When upgrading your home, determine how many outlets you need per room. Sometimes, the original plans for your home don’t supply what you need. If you’re using extra extension outlets, consider adding a few additional outlets where you need them in your home.
You can also make decorative and energy-efficient choices when choosing what type of electrical outlets are in your home.
View Our Guide: How to Increase Your Home Value: Home Automation
Remodeling Your Home?
Trust Colvin Electric for all your residential electrical needs. From Pflugerville to Austin, we have your back in dedicated, customer service. We also offer upfront and fair pricing estimates.