One of the most common complaints from homeowners about their old kitchens is the lack of electrical outlets. Having an outlet installed every 4 feet would be best. Remember, however, that each circuit can handle a maximum of eight receptacles. Adding three or four outlets to the overall electrical layout could require running an additional small appliance circuit to the kitchen.

If your existing electrical service is only 60 amps, plan to upgrade during your kitchen remodel to at least 100 amps and preferably 150 or 200 amps.

Hire a licensed electrician to upgrade your home’s main service because you’re dealing with disconnecting and reconnecting the high voltage lines that come to your house. Besides, your home’s entire electrical supply will be shut off while the switch is being made and you want to be without power for as short a time as possible.

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