How To Run Power To Outside Living Space
While the size of homes may not be increasing in new builds, what is rising is maximizing the use of outside space. We’re moving beyond porches and patios to include many of our modern day rooms in the open air.
Why cook indoors when you can use your outdoor space?
Why snuggle up and watch a movie in a dark room when you can enjoy it under the stars?
While outside living space may be the rage, it’s important to build it the right way when renovating your space. The goal is to bring balance and comfort to your outdoor space while not regretting your decision down the road.
Like your indoor space, your electrical work will be vitally important to how you exist. If you’re only installing a gas grill, that can be installed with a simple connection to the natural gas line running through your property. But if you’re creating livable space, it takes more than that one connection.
What comforts will you need? Outlets for grills, refrigerators, additional appliances, and lighting are all important for you to enjoy your kitchen space fully. It’s also important to consider how you’ll use the space. Can you access walkup bars and countertops from both sides? Will you need outlets conveniently accessible from both sides?
Like any electrical project, it’s important to work with a professional to ensure you stay safe during the project and install your connections according to regulation. When dealing with outside space, every connection should use GFCI outlets and be installed to handle moisture and weather elements. Your contractor will ensure everything is installed properly and meets today’s code.
When finalizing your decisions on where to install electricity, think big. People never complain about having too many connections. Power allows your plans to grow. It allows you to bring more of your inside world to the outside.
And on a warm summer day, that’ll be a pretty good place to be.