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Better Homes & Gardens Home Services: Electrical

Having electrical issues at your home? Don’t worry. No matter if a remodel calls for rewiring or if your lighting is not working properly, we can connect you to local electricians who can help with electric repairs, panel upgrades, and more.

Trying to do electrical work on your own can turn into a costly and dangerous situation. Poor electrical work can have serious consequences if it fails to meet local and state codes, not to mention that improper wiring could create a fire hazard. A licensed electrician can help make sure that all of your electrical needs are handled in a safe and efficient manner. From large projects like rewiring homes, to smaller projects like installing a ceiling fan, Better Homes & Gardens Home Services can connect you with local electrical contractors who can tackle the job with ease.

Electrical Rewires and Updates for Your Fixer Upper

Taking on a fixer upper project? When fixing up a home there are many items to consider including: budget, design, permits, plumbing, landscaping, and more. If you are tackling renovations or remodels on an older home, the electrical wiring may require work to bring it up to today’s standards and codes. After all, homes built 60-plus years ago didn’t have to support the appliances of today like air conditioners, washing machines, hair dryers, microwaves, and refrigerators. Even if your fixer upper was built more recently, shoddy electrical work is a serious hazard and the home should be rewired.

When it comes to complex electrical work, like completely rewiring a house, it’s best to seek professional contractors. If you are investing in a fixer upper, Better Homes & Gardens Home Services connects you with residential electricians in your area who can provide you with free quotes to update your home’s electrical wiring.

Install New Lighting to Brighten Your Space

Adding new light fixtures is a great way to add warmth and personality to your existing space. From ceiling fans and chandeliers to pendants and wall sconces, the light fixtures you choose can make a significant statement about your home’s personality. When it’s time to pick new light fixtures, you’ll want to consider what sizes and designs will work with your space as well as the level of brightness you want to achieve. You may even want to consult an interior lighting designer to help you select the light fixtures that suit your home and your personal style.

Are you looking for more decorative lighting or eco-friendly lighting? Would you prefer recessed lighting or is it possible to add some fun uplights to your space? An electrician can help ensure your lighting is installed correctly and achieves your desired look. Electrical contractors can also recommend specific bulbs and wattage for your existing light fixtures. Once you find a professional electrician using Better Homes & Gardens Home Services, ask them what lighting options will work well in your home.

Basement Wiring and Finishing

Finished basements are the perfect way to add more living space and value to your home. Entertainment rooms, bar areas, extra bedrooms, in-home exercise rooms, and theater rooms are just a few of the ways that you can make the most of your basement space. There is really no limit to all the possibilities! But before you can begin the fun design projects, you will need to make sure that your basement has the correct electrical wiring.

Wiring a basement is no small project. An electrical contractor must determine if your existing wiring can support the new function of the space or if the house will need to be rewired before the basement is finished. An electrician can also help you figure out how many recessed lights to install and where to position the light switches. Fill out the Better Homes & Gardens Home Services form and find a local electrician to make sure the job is done correctly and will support your design and functionality needs.

Landscape Lighting to Illuminate Your Home

Landscape lighting can help your home achieve the ultimate curb appeal during the evening hours. When it comes to exterior lighting the options are endless. From illuminating pathways to lighting up outdoor entertainment spaces and adding motion detectors, landscape lighting can bring added ambiance and security to your yard. You have plenty of lighting options to choose from as well. With outdoor solar lights, garden lights, LED lights, and more, you may want to consult a professional before investing in exterior lighting.

If you are looking to install outdoor lighting, it’s time to hire an electrician. Electrical professionals can run wiring to your yard and make sure that it is able to withstand the weather elements. Not only can electricians wire your yard and garden, but they can also offer advice on the best lighting to use for your outdoor space. Tell us about your project and receive up to four free quotes from electricians near you.

Electrical Issues? Hire a Professional for Electrical Repairs

Is your lighting not working properly? Are you constantly blowing fuses or tripping breakers? If so, you need a professional who provides electrical repair services. . Electrical work can be complicated and dangerous when handled incorrectly — the potential for fires or electrocution is not something you want to mess around with. We recommend leaving your electrical issues in the hands of certified electricians who can ensure safety both during and after the repair process.

When it comes to the electrical wiring in your home, you want a electrical contractor for the job. Better Homes & Gardens Home Services connects you with local residential electricians who can diagnose and properly repair your electrical problems.

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