Having a good lighting and electrical plan is critical for building a home. Normally, you do a walk-through of the building after the framework is up to figure out your lighting and electrical plan. However, thinking about your plan even before the walkthrough can help you really iron out the details and make sure it is perfect. Here is a list of 50 tips for things to think about when making your lighting and electrical plan
- Once framing is complete but before the drywall goes up, an owner will usually walk through the site with an electrician to decide where sockets, outlets, and fixtures should go.
- It is generally a good idea to both list the electrical needs of a room as well as mark them on a floor plan.
- Considering where furniture is, particularly bed placement, is needed when determining where and what type of sockets are needed.
“But thinking through the electrical and lighting plan well before you do the electrical walkthrough will allow you more time to consider exactly what features and outlets we want, and where.”