Planning for Spring Home Improvements

A recent article in the Denver Post stated that Denver housing is about to become unaffordable. Citing mortgage tracking service HSH.com, the report says that the income needed to qualify for a mortgage loan for a median-priced home in the city is close to exceeding the median income of its residents, a condition only seen previously in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Rather than taking on the budget-busting housing market, many Denverites are choosing to stay put and turn their present house into the home of their dreams. Whether it’s an addition, a new shed or garage, or renovating existing space, a big part of any project involves making sure your electrical service will meet the needs of modern living.

Take a Look at Your Wiring

Many people think that only very old homes need rewiring, but even homes built as recently as the 1980s may have wiring that doesn’t meet today’s building codes. That includes homes with aluminum wiring, a practice that was only discontinued in the last 20-25 years. The problem is less with the wire itself than with what’s connected to it. It takes an expert electrician to know what’s safe and what isn’t, so before adding or changing any electrical service, get the advice of a licensed electrician.

Make Sure Your Needs Are Met

Modern living needs access to power. Home offices and entertainment centers may need a dozen or more electrical connections as well as network wiring. Garages and work sheds need plenty of power for tools and lights, and it needs to meet current safety codes, too.

What about that new spa-like bathroom? Will it have heated floors and towel warmers? A steam shower or jetted tub? Smart toilet? Music and TV?

These all need electricity to work, so have an expert electrician plan along with you so you don’t come up short. It may be a matter of adding outlets and connections but adding more power may require extra service and subpanels.

Don’t Overlook Lighting

A ceiling light and a couple of table lamps don’t cut it in today’s home. Recessed lights and wall sconces are more purposeful and give rooms more character. Task and room lighting are musts for safe and functional workspaces in kitchens, workshops, and home offices, and remote-controlled lighting turns a home theater into a special place. With new LED lighting options and smart lightbulbs, well-planned lighting can be major design element in any room, and adequate wiring is a must.

Good Work Starts with a Good Plan

Remodeling, renovations, and additions need top-notch electrical work, and Allstar Electrical Services delivers the quality results you expect and deserve. We work hand-in-hand with contractors to ensure your new project is done right, on budget and on schedule.

Whatever your electrical needs, call Allstar Electrical at (303) 399-7420 or visit our website. Then use our handy on-line forms to request an estimate or set up an appointment. We’ve served the Front Range for over 15 years and are top-rated by the BBB and Angie’s List.

Allstar also offers 24/7 radio-dispatched emergency service throughout our Front Range service area.