jeff-sheldon-264920The kitchen may still be the heart of the home but in today’s world, kitchens are increasingly becoming household technological hubs as well.  Not only are we powering stand mixers, toasters and coffee makers, we’re charging iPhones, tablets & laptops right beside them.

Kitchens aren’t just for cooking anymore – today’s homeowners are watching movies, surfing the web, emailing, texting, video chatting and working on their mobile devices all while preparing food, entertaining guests and engaging with family members.    Today’s kitchens are truly multifunctional spaces and at Comox Valley Electric, we believe the electrical plan for a new kitchen should be just as carefully designed as the layout and cabinetry.

When designing the electrical and lighting for a kitchen, an electrician should consider how the homeowners will live and work in the kitchen and design the electrical to meet those highly specific needs.   Installing extra receptacles (and in the right places) is key so the homeowner has enough outlets for powering kitchen gadgets and charging mobile devices.  Smart lighting can also be integrated with mobile devices to further customize the lighting in a home (more on that in the next blog post).

Lighting that meets the overall design goals, but also provides the right colour and intensity of light in just the right places makes working in a kitchen much more enjoyable.  Even placing light switches in intuitive and convenient places eliminates extra steps and maximizes efficiency.    Incorporating LED technology is another strategy we use to help clients improve the energy efficiency of their new kitchen.

At Comox Valley Electric, we believe your electrical contractor should work closely with you to design the wiring and lighting for your new kitchen to your exact specifications (not just to meet minimum code requirements).   At Comox Valley Electric, we work hard to truly customize the electrical for your kitchen in every way we can so give us a call and let us show you how our service truly sets us apart!