If you are getting ready to undergo a bathroom remodel, there are several things you need to think about. Not only will you be picking out the right vanity, flooring and fixtures, but you will also need to think about the electrical needs in your new bathroom. Electrical needs in a bathroom are different than other areas of your home. Burley Electrical Services is here to talk about what electrical needs generally are in a bathroom so that you can plan for your bathroom remodel.
Lighting for Bathroom
Having ample lighting is essential to a functional bathroom. You will not only be looking for ambient lighting but task lighting as well. Most people want task lighting to be located right above a vanity so that makeup and other tasks can be completed with ease in the bathroom. Depending on the size of your bathroom, you may also need to have lighting put in the shower or tub area. If you have a separate toilet room, you will need to think about the right lighting for that area as well. Lighting can completely transform a space and is incredibly important during the planning process of any bathroom remodel.
Power to Bathroom Ventilation Fan
Another thing to think about in a bathroom is ventilation. This is important because of the amount of water that is found in the bathroom. You will not only want to move moisture out, but foul odors as well. Even if you have a bathroom that has a window in it, you may want to still consider bathroom ventilation fans as they are far more effective at moving moisture and odor out of the air.
Electrical Wiring to Outlets
In a bathroom, you need to have GFCI protection. This is due to the water that is found in a bathroom. You will need to have at least one, probably more, GFCI outlets installed in your bathroom. If you are only installing one, you will need to have it wired for “multiple location” protection so that all the outlets down the circuit are protected.
For most bathrooms, the basic wiring plan will consist of a 20 amp, GFCI protected circuit for the receptacles and a 15-amp general lighting circuit. This will cover the light switches, fixtures and ventilation fans. If the vent fan that you install has a heater built into it, it will need to have its own 20-amp circuit. This is called a dedicated circuit because it only serves one appliance or fixture.
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If you are getting ready to embark on a bathroom remodel, you will want to meet with the certified electricians at Burley Electrical Services to make sure your electrical needs are being met. If you are remodeling an older house, chances are, you will have to make some electrical upgrades made to bring it up to code. This will make it as safe as possible. Call us today!