How To Know When A Room Needs Renovation Wiring

Feb 15, 2023

Renovation wiring can be time-consuming, overwhelming, and expensive. On the other hand, when done right, they can be a breath of fresh air, make your home more livable, and increase your home’s value.

Let’s say you are planning to renovate a couple of rooms in your home. A million things are running through your head… How much will the flooring cost? What colour should we paint the bathroom? Does our bedroom need renovation wiring? Well, a renovation may be the perfect time to do some rewiring. 


Telltale signs that indicate when a room needs renovation wiring:

  1. Adding or moving a light fixture 
  2. Adding or knocking out a wall in a room
  3. Adding a built-in media system


Light Fixtures

If you are planning to add, move, or change a light fixture, it is crucial to assess the wiring to ensure it is up-to-code and safe. Depending on your lighting plans, you should consider factors such as scale, size, the function of the light, and how you’ll adjust the wiring. Adding light fixtures, moving them around, or simply changing them can usually be done on your own. Still, it’s recommended that you connect with a professional electrician to help you assess and plan. 


Renovation Wiring in Walls

Adding or removing a wall can transform your space. Maybe you want to open things up or divide a space. Either way, adding or removing a wall calls for wiring updates. There are electrical components that may need to get moved around, such as light fixtures, light switches, and electrical outlets. Before making any changes to the walls in your rooms, it’s a must to evaluate the location of light switches and outlets for any necessary wiring changes. Next, it’s recommended to map out where these electrical components will be installed and review them with your electrician.


Built-In Media System

Built-ins can elevate your entertainment space, tame the clutter that hangs out around your TV, like books and toys, and provide an anchor for your room. When planning a built-in media system or home theatre area, there are two key elements, lighting and electronics. Both of these elements need to function properly to provide you with a relaxing and enjoyable space. That’s why it’s highly recommended to consult with a professional electrician for a project like this. 

If you’re in the market for renovation wiring, get in touch with our experts at AJ’s Electrical. With over 60 years of combined experience, our team will provide you with a quote and complete the job to ensure your home is compliant with regulations and safe for your family. Contact us today!

Electrician performs renovation wiring on a house.


Get a Free Estimate

If you are looking to contact an Electrician in the Lower Mainland then please call 604-946-8946 or complete our online request form.

Call Today