Purchasing a home is an exciting process, but in some cases, you might want to make some upgrades. Unless you had the home built customized, it might need some changes including the flooring and plumbing. However, it is extremely important to upgrade the electrical box if it isn't adequate for your needs. It will also increase the value of the home if you add some more outlets, light switches, ceiling fixtures, and other updates.
Added Additional Light Switches
Have you ever been in a house with one switch to work the light? It would be simpler to have one installed on each side of the room, so no matter what area of the home you are in you can safely flip a switch in the dark without hurting your body. Additionally, according to Article 210, the National Electrical Code stipulates some local and state jurisdictions may require additional switches.
Add Additional Outlets
Have you ever searched to find a place to plug something into the outlet, but there is not one available? This can happen, especially in older homes. You may also find you need to change the older two-prong fixture with one that can accompany the three-prong appliances sold in today's market.
The plug-in can be used for many reasons including extra cabinet/pantry lighting, an extra spot for charging your phone or other electrical appliances such as a sweeper/vac.
Many of the older homes don't have an outdoor plug, and you have to run an extension cord which isn't a safe practice. You can string outside lights during the Christmas season, vacuum the car, or do many activities without all of the aggravation of falling over the extra cords.
Add More Ceiling Fixtures
Additional ceiling fans with lights can spruce up any room in the home. They can change the appearance from a drab look to an inviting space. You might already have a ceiling light, but with a bit of additional work you can transform that light into a fan/light combination. If you want more than a drab white or brown fan, try painting designs on one side of the blades. When you are tired of that, simply flip the blade over the other side.
Making some upgrades is a simple process, but others might require a professional like C & R Electric, Inc that understands the process and laws in your area. The inside and outside of your home will be improved, and your life will become easier with the additional updates.