If you’re building your new home rather than moving into a currently standing one, it’s essential that you give considerable thought your property’s electrical design. The right layout keeps you and your family safe, maximizes your home’s energy efficiency and can even protect your health. Here are a few key items to bear in mind while designing your new home.
Too Much Light Can Be a Bad Thing
You want your house to be well-light, not over-lit. With each room, decide what you’ll use the space for and how much light you’ll need. Furniture placement also plays a big part in how much light you require. Having dimmers on all your interior lights is a great idea. That way, your lighting is always perfect.
Know Where You Want Outlets
It’s great to have lots of electrical outlets in your home, but not if those outlets are poorly spaced out. Work with your electrician to decide on the best locations for outlets. Again, it’s best to have an idea of where you’ll place your furniture. You should also have an idea of what kind of electrical devices you’ll likely use in each room, so you know what kind of outlets work best in those spaces.
Focus on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
What’s the use of having a great electrical design in your new house if all your future electricity bills will be sky high? Ask your electrician what steps you can take to save as much power and money as possible without sacrificing on quality or overall convenience.
Work With the Right People
Before discussing anything with electricians, check their professional credentials. Specifically, you want an electrician familiar with working on a home design like yours, one who’s done great work in the past and one who has a solid reputation. You may also need special permits for your project, so be sure your electrician has those, too.
Never underestimate the importance of a solid electrical design in your new residential layout. Using the above tips is sure to light up your mood along with your home.