Your new home’s electrical plan probably doesn’t spark a lot of excitement (geddit?!). But have you ever lived in a home that only had one powerpoint in kitchen? Or perhaps the socket was placed on the wrong wall in the bedroom. If you’ve ever experienced this, you’ll appreciate why understanding your electrical plan is incredibly important.
We’ve listed some tips below to make sure your electrical plan suits your needs. But don’t worry, every client who builds with Move Homes gets a free electrical consultation from the team at Sheehan’s Electrical. They can give you expert advice so you won’t be using extension cords throughout your home!
Plan your furniture layout
Don’t be afraid to get out a pencil and draw your furniture on your home design! Where will you place your TV? How big is your bed? What appliances do you use in the bathroom? These questions might seem silly, but syncing your electrical plans with your furniture will make your life much easier!
Think of the future
Many clients add in features years after moving in. It can be hard to think of your future requirements, but allowing for changes now can save you money in the long term. One example is pendant lighting in the living area. You might not want them now, but adding in power outlets in the ceiling means that when the time comes, all you need to worry about is what style you want- the connection will be a breeze!
Let there be lights!
Each Move Home gets LED downlights throughout and generally gets one per room/living space. We use Clipsal so you can switch between three different lighting strengths- warm white, cool white, and daylight. But if you need more lights, now’s the time to add them to your plan. Perhaps you like entertaining outdoors or you have a dedicated office area. Whatever your lifestyle is, think about your requirements and make sure the lighting suits it.
Ask the experts
It’s great to ask your family and friends about what they hate in their home, but seeing a qualified electrical professional will be one of the smartest decisions you make. Not only will they advise on the location, but if you’re looking at installing an alarm or automated system, the team at Sheehan’s will give you an honest appraisal of what needs to happen in your home to make it work.