Backyard grills are great, but if you really want to impress, how about a complete backyard kitchen? Not only is it a great entertainment spot for friends, but it will instantly increase the value of your home. When considering the design of your dream layout, don’t forget to take into account the electric work necessary to make it a reality! As with any electrical project, it is highly advisable to hire a professional, even for small tasks. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the ways a certified electrician can help you turn your backyard into the chef’s dream you’ve always wanted.
A project such as an outdoor kitchen will likely require the proper building permits from the city. Permits generally can be purchased through a city’s building department and may be required for construction, including plumbing and electric work. You may also need to get a separate inspection once the work is finished. Professionals will be familiar with the permit process and can make sure you don’t get yourself in legal trouble by not following code.
ALL ABOUT POWER
Exactly how much power do you need? It depends on the size and scope of your outdoor kitchen – including the number of appliances you plan to install. But don’t forget about additional outlets, lighting, ceiling fans, etc.! The need for power really adds up quickly! A professional electrician can help you accurately determine how much electricity you need!
MAKE A MAP
Once you know how much power you need, you have to figure out a way to deliver it to your outdoor kitchen. This means mapping the route from your circuit breaker to your newly constructed kitchen. This is definitely a job for an electrician, especially if challenges arise getting the power where you need it.
The GFCI outlet, also known as the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, is a crucial safety feature for outlets around water. They are designed to shut off automatically in the event of an electrical imbalance. A GFCI breaker outlet would be required for an outdoor kitchen to prevent the risk of an electric shock. You’ll need a pro to set up a GFCI breaker.
WORTH THE CALL
Whether you’re building your dream kitchen, or just need general electric help around the house, The Bosworth Company can help. Our certified electricians can assist you with any of your electric projects. Make an appointment online, or call us today at (432) 570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always.