Are you looking for a professional electrical advice for your home renovation work? We’ve got you covered! With 25+ years of experience in the electrical field, we’ll share the most important things to consider before the renovation process. Let us create for you a successful electrical connection with your dream home.
Believe it or not, 62% of Australian homeowners did a renovation in 2016, according to Roy Morgan Research, Australia’s best known and longest established market research company. The study reveals that 8.4 million of Australia’s 13.6 million homeowners did some kind of renovations in 2016 —up from 7.5 million (57%) three years earlier.
Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), October 2012-September 2013 (n=14,110) and October 2015-September 2016 (n=10,835)
There are certain areas in home renovations requiring the assistance of a professional and electrical work is one of them. Just a reminder, working with electricity can be extremely dangerous and the DIY approach is absolutely not indicated, nor permitted. Qualified electricians require years of experience in order to safely and successfully handle this type of work. As a matter of fact, in Australia, calling an electrician for repairs or renovations is a legal requirement.
Whether it’s a house design, building, extensions, minor or major renovations, you should review the following before getting to work:
1. Think about each room’s purpose and consider mixing lighting solutions
When it comes to lighting, understanding the function of each room before deciding how much and what type of light to fill it with is absolutely essential. You should go room by room through your house plan and ask yourself: ‘What will I do in this room?’ or ‘How will I configure my furniture?’ before deciding on any lighting options. Then, adapt it according to your specific needs to avoid over lighting your home and massive utility bills.
Whether you want to automate lighting, dimmers or LEDs to keep up with the energy efficiency, you should learn about the different types of lighting beforehand. Small details can make such a big difference in the long run!
2. Carefully plan your power point placements
A key factor here is the power point’s usage. In other words, we recommend you to carefully think about your needs according to each space. For example, having a power point in the bedroom near the bed for lamps or phone chargers or one behind your office desk for computers or laptops means practical thinking.
Also, keep in mind that power points should be discrete and should replace – if possible – extension cords that could become trip hazards.
3. Choose the most appropriate safety switches for you
A safety switch is your “friend in need” and can potentially save you from electrocution or electric shocks. Safety switches have come a long way and there is a wide range of models on the market now. Some models feature options such as replacing the buttons with personalised images (i.e. laundry, garage etc). This way, you don’t have to flick every switch on and off until you find the right one!
4. Decide where to place control panels
There are different types of control panels you may need in your home: heating and cooling, lighting, home security, etc. That’s why it’s a good idea to decide what kind of technology, as well as the control panels you need.
After doing your ‘homework’, you can decide on the most practical and least obtrusive place to position them. This way you won’t ruin an existing beautiful artwork!
5. Make sure you choose a qualified and licensed electrician for the job!
Every home renovation project calls for a reliable and honest electrical expert committed to 100% safe, hassle-free and quality work. At Jaric’s, all electrical services from installing new wiring, connecting a new cooling or heating system, installing a power point, will always be performed according to Australian standards. Be confident that our skilled home renovation electricians are ready to help you with the next project anytime, anywhere.
Until next time, good luck with your home renovation!
Your friend and electrical expert,