Kitchen Renovations in Ottawa
Renovating your kitchen in Ottawa is a decision that involves significant considerations and realistic planning. What begins as a simple appliance upgrade may become a much bigger project than expected. Having experienced professionals available to advise and assist is often a substantial contributor to the success of any home improvement project. Consulting with a licensed electrician will help you stay within your budget. Qualified contractors from various trades can work together to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to your normal life during the renovation process.
Electrical Upgrades for Kitchen Renovations
Electrical repairs and upgrades are tasks that should be undertaken by licensed electricians. It’s easy to overlook your electrical system when planning your reno. It’s not just older homes or ones that are experiencing noticeable issues that require upgrades to their electrical systems. Your home simply may not have the capacity to handle the kitchen upgrades you want.
You should also consider it makes sense to upgrade your electrical wiring to make future renovations easier, especially if you are already doing work that involves opening walls that provide easy access to the existing installation. Future-proofing your home’s wiring is going to increase its value, and save you headaches in the long run.
Most Common Electrical Upgrades to Kitchens
Smartphones and tablets make looking up recipes and watching YouTube videos while cooking a breeze, but many homes simply lack enough outlets to take full advantage of the technology. Additional electrical outlets let you charge your devices while operating mixers, blenders, and other kitchen gadgets at the same time! GFCI (Ground Fault Interrupter) outlets are the standard in modern kitchens, and switching your older outlets for these is a quick and easy task for a knowledgeable electrician.
Homeowners are increasingly opting for smart appliances and lighting that can be controlled from their smartphones. The costs involved in upgrading to smart devices have come down dramatically over the last few years, and they are now within range of most renovation budgets.
Smart kitchens, upgraded appliances, and additional outlets often increase the strain on your existing power system. An upgrade to your electrical panel and replacing old wiring may be the best option, for optimal safety and performance. Discuss your plans for your dream kitchen with an electrician early in your planning stages to ensure the best results.
Whether you are looking to install new lighting or prepare your kitchen for a complete makeover, Mike Fuller Electric is ready to help. For a free quote, call 613-225-3249 or fill in the contact form below and we will be in touch very soon.
Get a Free Quote
Mike Fuller Electric Ltd.
1692 Ortona Avenue
By appointment on Saturday and Sundays