If you want to hire an electrician for the work on home building, when you are planning to build a home yourself, you will want to do a walk through on your own first. You will also want to do the walk through during the first few stages of construction so that you won’t forget a light switch or an outlet somewhere. Since it’s not uncommon to overlook something like this, it is recommended that you do a walk through on your own at least twice and come up with a plan on your own before speaking with an electrician.
- If you are unsure about the number of outlets to place in a room, it’s better to have too many than too few.
- Anticipating future wiring needs, run conduits along the driveway and along an interior wall from basement to attic.
- At your bedside, consider outlets with 4 or 6 sockets and a USB port.
“You’ll want to go over the preliminary electrical plan and marked up house plan with your electrician and/or builder to see if they have any additional suggestions that would make your lighting plan more functional or more economical.”