Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Kitchen Upgrade Status: DIY Electricity

"I've got the power to energize..."


I've had this song in my head all morning. Man, Midnight Star waz da bomb back in the 80's. Sigh.

Anyway, the electricity portion of our kitchen was finished this morning. This gives us the green light to go ahead and finish installing the sheetrock and backsplash. But first, my kickass undercabinet lights...


You can also see they moved the power outlet/junction where the range hood will be installed to the left of where the old electrical socket was. This will be hidden behind the range hood chimney.

Next, we had the electrician put an outlet into my pantry so we could move our counter-top microwave in there and get it off the counter...


Why is it whenever you are trying to take a room photo, cats always seem to think they need to be in the picture? This is the best I could do at the time without losing my patience.

When doing DIY projects, it's best to know what you're capable of doing and what you should contract out. Electricity most often falls under the latter unless you are certified to do electrical repairs. Keep in mind that someday you MIGHT want to sell your home and electrical work that is not up to code can prevent a sale from happening until its fixed, not to mention dangerous.

Tomorrow, our ducting is installed. STOKED!

2 comments:

lynn cockrell said...

Things are really busy around your home! It will be worth it in the end and you will have more peace of mind.

Just the Right Size said...

Thanks for the pep-talk Lynn! Yes, it will be well worth it indeed.

Kathy

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