Your Kitchen Style
Many sleek, modern kitchens have designated cabinet space for the storage of small appliances – this allows you to keep all your gadgets handy without the trailing cables and unsightly plugs cluttering the clean space you’ve created. In a pre-existing kitchen, this isn’t always practical, but a trained electrician can work with you to minimize the impact that outlets have on the aesthetic of your kitchen. Placing concealed outlets under the kitchen cabinets, for example, can minimize clutter and maximize the flexibility of your workspace.
Useable Space in the Kitchen
For most kitchens, the top concern is maximizing functional space. A vast expanse of counter or a stylish central island is useless in a kitchen without adequately placed outlets. To make the most of the space you have, you’ll want to consider what tasks you’re likely to do in which areas. Where will you use small electrical gadgets? Where do you want to install the microwave? Is there a space for your computer? Careful consideration of where things should be placed at the start avoids a world of headaches further down the road, especially when it comes to the placement of outlets. As with many home improvement tasks, planning ahead and looking at the entire design of the kitchen will save you headaches (and likely cash) in the long run. For example, if you’re doing a renovation and adding a central island, you’ll need to consult with an electrician to determine the best path for routing the electrics to and around the island. Failure to consider this at the start of your plans may mean ripping up the floor, resetting the counter tops or a number of other costly jobs. Luckily, for those in need of a qualified electrician to help with this process, St. Louis MO has the one-source service of Branham Electric.
Before committing yourself to any specific outlet placements, it’s important to consult with a qualified electrician. St. Louis MO, like most suburban areas, has particular codes and regulations that need to be followed for electrical work in residential dwellings as well as commercial premises. Your local certified electrician will be able to help you determine the best outlet placement to meet your needs while keeping within regional regulations.