Bathrooms, kitchens, workshops, home offices, entertainment rooms need more PowerKitchens, and bathrooms are two of the most popular types of remodeling projects, but many families are adding rooms, updating their home offices, adding workshops, etc. All of these new additions or remodeling require updated, more efficient electrical wiring, and possibly a new electrical panel, so let’s discuss the kitchen for a moment, for example. In old homes, kitchens often did not have that many outlets because there weren’t many small appliances and gadgets used. Refrigerators and ovens were smaller and didn’t pull as much juice as the larger models today either. Current building codes require an outlet that is 6 feet apart – but we find that for many of our customers, they require outlets spaced about 4 feet apart from each other. Redesign at the same time as an electrical upgrade, it makes sense to upgrade your electrical system. During a home remodeling project rather than delaying it until after. Here’s why: It saves time and dust to refresh wires while everything is out in the open while remodeling. It costs a lot more to reopen the walls and panels that you just finished in order to do the electrical work later. Generally speaking, it will save you a lot of time, money and effort to do all of this at the same time. This way, the electrical system can be retrofitted to accommodate your new remodel as well as your current and future electrical needs as it grows. It is also safer to do all electrical work this way so that your electrical system fits well with any new appliances, gadgets, office systems etc. you intend to install during your remodeling. Do you need Woodbridge, VA Residential Electrician? Call (703) 494-3989 if you are preparing for a remodeling project, be it big or small, don’t forget to call Root Electric, as electrical homeowners trust to keep their homes safe and running in the most efficient way possible: (703) 494-3989 . We’ll show you how you can save time and money on your remodeling project while keeping your home current with all of your family’s electrical needs.