Electrical Planning Tips and Lighting Inspiration: The Art of Renovation LIVE!

Electrical planning and lighting inspiration The Art of Renovation LIVE!

Electrical Planning and Lighting Inspiration For Your Home

Everyone loves a well-lit home, right? A jaw-dropping light fixture in an entryway, bathroom lighting that sets to your mood, and under cabinet lighting for the ultimate cooking environment: a recipe for spot on interior lighting.

So how do you get there? With a good team and clear electrical planning, that’s how! In this episode of The Art of Renovation LIVE! Paul Foster and Neil King cover everything you need to know about electrical planning for your home renovation. What electrical codes to follow, where to install outlets, how to choose the right light fixtures, and of course, common mistakes to avoid.

Watch the episode or keep scrolling to read the show notes and bring a little light to your life (and hopefully your home)!

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Episode Replay

Episode Show Notes

In this episode Paul chats with all-star electrician Neil King of Apex Electrical Services to share best practices for electrical and lighting in 2021. Electrical planning for your home is a multi-step process – it’s a domino effect! Every step of the planning process plays a crucial part in how the final product will work and look. 

We all run into situations where we’re frustrated with the location of outlets, or we don’t understand the placement of a light fixture. And if you’re anything like us, you’ve thought about how you would plan better. 

Join Paul and Neil as they take you behind the scenes of electrical planning and share the truth about what it takes to plan your home’s lighting the way you want it.

Here’s everything these two experts cover in this episode: 

6:00 – Neil King’s background 

9:30 – How sub-contractors work together on a renovation project

11:25 – How to plan kitchen lighting | Kitchen lighting inspiration

19:00 – Re-gridding an LED lighting grid

21:51 – Under lighting for floating shelves

23:50 – Exposed circuits and electrical codes 

24:40 – What amp do you need for kitchen outlets? 

28:00 – How to re-circuit a kitchen’s electrical

31:00 – Under cabinet lighting for kitchen cabinets 

39:00 – Planning backsplashes with no outlets 

41:31 – Electrical and lighting fails

43:52 – Disconnects for hot tubs and AC units 

47:22 – Exterior lighting inspiration

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