Recently purchased a new home? Whether you’ve opted for something relatively new or your home has seen decades of use, applying some of that home improvement creativity your electricals is one of the best places to start. Before you begin picking wall colours or choosing your new kitchen, taking a closer look at your current electrics can help you fix issues and update outdated technology instantly.
With the help of a residential electrician, home improvement can be an easy task with a minimum of damage to existing walls and structures. Here are just a few ideas for how an electrician can help make your home brand new for you:
Updating old or damaged electrical systems
The older the property you’re buying, the more likely it is that the internal electrical systems will require a refresh. For some homes, this could mean making sure the system has no breaks or damages. For others, a full rewire may be needed to help your electrics stay in the best possible condition for years to come.
A residential electrician will be able to come out and take a look at all the wiring in your home either before or after you move in to get a good idea of any work that needs to be carried out. From there, they can complete full or partial rewires to make sure your home is safe and sound and far less likely to be at risk of fires, damage or broken electrics in the future.
Replacing old sockets with USB functionality
Many older homes may have sockets that are less practical for day-to-day use. Whether it’s due only to have a single space for a plug or because you’re looking for additional functionality, upgrading your sockets is something that any residential electrician can help with. USB sockets are a quick and easy way to get some modern and effective home improvement done. An electrician will be able to switch out any sockets quickly and effectively with minimal damage.
In older homes, they will also be able to ensure existing wiring works with your new outlet, including carrying out any updates needed to ensure your new outlets are working as they should be.
Installing or moving wall and ceiling lights
Off-centre ceiling lines, dozens of unwanted wall lights or other odd positions are all commonly found in older homes. If you really want to modernise your home and start everything from scratch, switching up your lighting is an excellent step to take when you first move into your property. Whether it’s installing ceiling lights in a new area or adding wall lights by your bed, new lighting can provide an instant modern facelift.
A residential electrician is well-suited to the movement and installation of wall and ceiling lights. With wiring required within the walls and ceiling, it makes sense to hire a professional to make sure the work is seamless and of the highest quality. For modern lighting, hiring an electrician can make a big difference.
Adding underfloor electric heating
Electric heating is a popular choice in many households, and underfloor heating, in particular, is a favourite in kitchens and bathrooms. Alongside a tiler or floor layer, an electrician can quickly place and connect up electric heating ready for use once your floor is completed.
For warmer feet in the morning, electric underfloor heating is well worth the investment. While you’ll need to coordinate your electrician with the person or people laying your floor, it’s worth bringing in a professional for electric heating. As the flooring will completely cover your wiring, you want to make sure everything is right in the first place for long-lasting modern results.
Moving boxes and outlets elsewhere
Both fuse boxes and outlets placed in the wrong place can be a hindrance to deal with. Whether you have meters in an area of your home that’s less than suitable or outlets prevents you from changing the layout of your kitchen. With the proper professional help, moving electrics is a relatively easy task that’s well worth the results when you’re trying to remodel and apply home improvement to your property.
Removing or moving electrics is something that should always be left in the hands of trained professionals. Hiring a residential electrician to move fuse boxes or relocate outlets is the best way to take the stress-free approach to home improvement.
Fast-track Your Home Improvement
If you’d like to shuffle things around in your property, a residential electrician is the best person to call. Are you look to for electrical home improvements in your Sydney residence? If you’re keen on upgrading your property and making it like new, Olympic Electrical are the best team for the job. Get in touch today to find out more about our wide range of residential services. No job is too big or too small for our reliable, specialist team. Contact us now for a free quote for our services.