Residential Local Electricians In Kansas City Offer Bath Remodeling Tips
Residential local electricians in Kansas City at JMC Electric are here to help you choose and install the best outlet and lighting options for your bathroom remodel. The primary objectives of your bathroom are safety, function, and aesthetics, the same as for most rooms. All too frequently lighting a bathroom is low on the list of priorities relative to other rooms in the house. But well planned bathroom outlets and lighting design is essential to making the most of the space.
Chances are you know about smart outlets and outlets with integrated USB ports, but you might be surprised at how many different outlets you can buy and install in your home. Of course, they’re all built for different situations, and you want to be sure your house is equipped with the correct outlet for the job. Residential local electricians in Kansas City at JMC Electric can help you with their electrical outlet expertise to make sure they’re right for your home.
A ground fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI for short, is meant to quickly shut off an outlet’s power when it detects a short circuit or ground fault. Normal electrical flow happens when the current comes through the hot wire and returns back through the neutral wire, but if electricity flows beyond that, the GFCI outlet will trip.
For example, if you’re using a faulty hair dryer and your feet are wet, a short circuit from the hair dryer can cause the current to pass through you, to your wet feet, and into the ground, electrocuting you. A GFCI outlet kills power before the current can remotely escape the hair dryer. GFCI outlets are typically more expensive than regular outlets, but are required to be installed in locations such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Ideally, bathroom lighting should be even and shadow-free. Recessed lighting is a popular choice for the bathroom because it frees up space and provides a clean, glare-free look. Above the sinks and mirrors, you can use wall sconces or pendants hung from the ceiling. Make sure that strong, neutral/cool light is directed toward your face when you stand in front of the mirror.
Residential local electricians in Kansas City recommend adding a small LED light to your GFCI outlets to provide some emergency light at night. If you have a bathtub, some dimmable lighting over the head area is a good idea. And if it hasn’t been done already, separate the fan switch from your light switches.
Residential Local Electricians In Kansas City
JMC Electric is focused on getting the job done right the first time. The job is not finished until you are 100% satisfied. We provide excellent customer service and strive to provide the best communication throughout your entire electrical project.
For more information about bathroom lighting and outlets or any other electrical project, call residential local electricians in Kansas City JMC Electric at (913) 362-2100 or (816) 298-0100. To request a free, no-obligation quote, click here.