Kitchen And Bathroom RenovationsKitchen and bathroom renovations can be exciting and overwhelming. You have the fun color and texture elements to consider. But, more importantly, are all the electrical upgrades you want and are necessary for code requirements. Safety has to be first and foremost. Society as a whole uses more electrical gadgets now than ever before. You need the proper amount of outlets for your family’s daily usage. JQ Electric can help you navigate the electrical portions of your remodeling project.

Bathroom Remodeling Upgrades

People spend a lot of time deciding on their bathroom remodeling upgrades. Small appliances, such as hairdryers, electric razors, music, and chargers, need proper outlets. New lighting changes the entire ambiance of any room. Old houses that no one has upgraded may have non-grounded outlets. GFCI, or ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, interrupt the electrical current during a short circuit.

When more current flows than the circuit can handle, the GFCI kicks in. The electricity will turn off in that area, preventing severe damage. A short circuit occurs when moisture comes in contact with an electrical current. It’s best for you, and possibly required by code, to have all the outlets in a bathroom GFCI-protected.

DIY Bathroom And Kitchen Renovations

Are you a dedicated DIY person getting ready to renovate your kitchen or bathroom? Do you want to remodel the entire room yourself? It would be best to leave the electrical work to a licensed contractor. Electrical wiring going wrong can burn your house down and kill family members. JQ Electric can handle all your electrical renovation needs while you tackle the rest of the project.

Kitchen Remodeling Electrical Considerations

The electrical components of your kitchen remodel will fall under appliances, countertops, cabinets, and lighting. Choosing your layout is the first step and will dictate where and what amps and voltage are necessary. You may need a complete overhaul If your current kitchen is very old. Skimping on the electrical system is not a smart option. If you need to cut expenses, cheaper flooring is an option and won’t impact the safety of your new kitchen.

Kitchen Appliances Electrical Needs

Your new kitchen appliances will vary in how much electricity they need. Large appliances have different requirements than microwaves, toasters, and coffee pots. A range requires 50 amps and a 240-volt circuit. The smaller appliances run on 120-volt circuits. People are plugging in and charging more items than ever, so don’t be frugal with outlets in your new kitchen. Is your kitchen seriously outdated? You may need the entire electrical system renovated for code compliance and safety. JQ Electric can complete a whole house inspection before you start your remodel.

Bathroom And Kitchen Lighting

Bathroom and kitchen lighting can make or break the feel and look of a room. Under cabinet lighting adds ambiance to your kitchen, providing soft lighting. Pendant lights are a popular choice for above a kitchen island. Recessed lighting on dimmers is excellent for someone who doesn’t want to dust pendant fixtures. Smartphones and similar items we’ve become accustomed to would benefit from their own charging station. Your lighting choices are seemingly endless.

Kitchen and bathroom renovations are exciting and a bit intimidating for many homeowners. Professional assistance at the onset can help reduce the stress most remodels cause. Call JQ Electric for all your electrical needs!