Upgrading your home is no small task to undertake. It’s important to consider what upgrades to make to ensure that you get the greatest return for your investment. In turns of updating your home’s lighting, it can be a great way to instantly give your home a facelift while also reducing the drain on your home’s electrical system. Here are the top electrical upgrades you can make in your kitchen to get the largest bang for your buck.
Install USB outlets.
In today’s day in age, the cellphone charger is king. By installing USB outlets in the kitchen can make it very easy for your family and guests to plug up their phones without having to use up the outlets. Not only does this give your home an instant 21st-century facelift, but it also frees up your kitchen’s outlets for other uses.
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Updating your home’s lighting can be a great way to instantly give your home a facelift while also reducing the drain on your home’s electrical system.
Add under-the-cabinet outlets.
Having concealed features is becoming a popular trend in home kitchen design. Under-the-cabinet and pop-up outlets are a great addition to help to declutter your kitchen as well as give you more options to power your home’s small appliances.
Use baseboard lights.
Ever had to creep down to the kitchen in the dark? Baseboard lights can serve as a night light of sorts and can prevent you from having to turn on the overhead kitchen lights.
Upgrade to designer light switches.
If you’re looking for a unique added flair to your home’s kitchen, then consider adding designer light switches to the mix. They can come with custom-made switches and outlet plates. Although they don’t add any energy efficiency to your home, the fashion and style statement they make is well worth the investment.
Install light dimmers.
These are an easy and very cost-effective upgrade that won’t break the bank. Plus, light dimmers make it easier for you to decrease your electrical usage and set the tone of the room with the slide of the switch. Want a more vibrant, full of life feel in your kitchen, put the dimmer up. Want to set a romantic, laid-back vibe, put the dimmer down to set the mood just right.
These are just a few examples of how you can upgrade small electrical components in your kitchen to give your home an instant facelift. For more ideas, be sure to follow our blog and we’ll keep you updated with the latest trends to look out for. And when you’re ready to make changes, let At Home Pros connect you to an electrician who can help you choose and invest wisely.