Electrical Upgrades For a Complete Kitchen Remodel
by Ryan DalPezzo, Owner
Are you planning to remodel your kitchen? Chances are you’ve thought about your color scheme, backsplash options, and countertops, but many homeowners forget to consider the latest electrical upgrades that can transform a kitchen entirely.
Popular Electrical Upgrades for Kitchen Remodeling
Installation and rearrangement of kitchen appliances
Essential kitchen appliances such as ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers require a large amount of energy to function. If you are planning on rearranging or installing new appliances, it is important to have an experienced Northern Virginia residential electrician take a look at your kitchen and advise on any necessary outlets or circuit breakers. An electrician will also be able to recommend additional installations such as a ceiling fan to optimize the quality of the air in your kitchen.
Safe and convenient electrical outlets
The electrical wiring in a kitchen must be done by a professional, as there is a high chance of electrical outlets coming into contact with water. In order to avoid electrocution, kitchens must be equipped with ground fault circuit interrupter outlets and circuits, which provide protection against injuries caused by water damage. Our residential electricians are Northern Virginia’s top choice for highly-trained, licensed professionals.
In recent years, many homeowners have begun incorporating tablets, smart switches, phone chargers, and other gadgets into the kitchen. For this reason, it has become increasingly important to have access to electrical outlets in convenient places such as underneath kitchen counters. Additionally, many homeowners are opting for modern USB outlets around the kitchen to make charging their devices that much easier.
Modern lighting options
The lighting in your kitchen can be the difference between a warm, inviting atmosphere and a dramatic, exhibit-like space. Residential electricians across Northern Virginia are using recessed lighting to give homeowners the kitchen remodel of their dreams. If you have glass cabinets, you may want to display their contents with small LED lights. If your kitchen does not get much natural light, you may want to incorporate plenty of dimming ability to create various atmospheres throughout the day.
The right electrical installations and wiring can make all the difference in a remodeled kitchen. To learn more about your kitchen remodeling options, contact one of our expert residential electricians at RD Matthews Electrical Contracting today!