Kitchens tend to demand a lot of electricity, so if you’re considering a kitchen upgrade then it’s important to pre-plan the electrical renovation work required to maximise functionality while ensuring safety.
The kitchen is the heart of every home. It is the place where families come to reconnect after a long day; preparing meals and sharing stories. Consequently, kitchen renovations are one of the most valuable and popular types of home upgrades to improve both liveability and potential resale value.
Kitchens tend to demand a lot of electricity, so if you’re considering a kitchen upgrade then it’s important to pre-plan the electrical renovation work required to maximise functionality while ensuring safety. By nailing down these details the first-time round, you’ll avoid making mistakes which require additional costs to remedy later on.
Hiring a licensed electrician to implement your electrical renovation is a legal requirement and means that everything will be set up correctly, guaranteeing a safe electrical environment for your family.
If you are looking to upgrade your kitchen’s functionality, here are some of the electrical works that you will want to consider when renovating:
Lighting defines the atmosphere of any household room and the kitchen is no exception. A well-lit dining table creates a warm and hospitable atmosphere for your family or guests to relax in. By incorporating a variety of diffused light sources including feature, pendant or chandelier lights, you can ensure that anyone eating in your dining room feels at home.
Including accent lighting in kitchen spaces such as above the kitchen island and stove or inside cabinets can also improve the functionality of commonly used spaces. Installing well-thought out lighting fixtures as part of an electrical renovation can highlight the best features of your kitchen by illuminating corners and bouncing off walls, and tends to increase the value of the kitchen for potential future buyers.
Due to the large number of kitchen appliances required to blend, boil and bake a delicious meal, you should ensure that your upgraded kitchen has all of the power outlets required to let you unleash your inner chef.
Kitchens also typically use more power than most other household rooms, having to power large energy-consumption appliances such as refrigerators and ovens. Consequently, it is important to consult a licensed electrician about your unique requirements and what you require to power your various kitchen appliances, and have them perform an inspection and subsequently complete the installation.
With more electronic devices joining our households every day, it’s important to ensure that your kitchen has sufficient adaptors to keep everyone’s phones, laptops and tablets charged up and ready to go. There’s nothing more annoying than seeing the ‘battery low’ warning when you’re midway through a cooking tutorial and hands-deep in pizza dough, so talk with your electrician about installing the necessary outlets to let you podcast, Netflix and Google your way through dinner prep.
This is particularly important if your kitchen island doubles as a work space, or somewhere where you tend to read your Kindle over coffee in the morning.
If you need help renovating your kitchen, we can help. From electrical, to air conditioning and even tv, data & fibre, our licensed electricians have years of experience and pride themselves on their attention to detail and commitment to ensuring the safety and quality of every thing they do. To book our services in Brisbane, please contact us or call us on 1300 353 232 and let’s discuss how we can help turn your dream kitchen into a reality.