Rewiring a kitchen is a complicated, highly technical project that requires the services of a licensed electrician. It is an opportunity, however, to make changes to the lighting, appliances and the locations of the outlets. Each desired change will need to be discussed at length with the electrician to determine whether it is possible or economically feasible.
|What you can expect|
|Range per rewiring:||$1,581.82||$1,885.13|
|Range for this type of project:||$1,582||$1,885|
Kitchen Rewiring Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Existing wiring will be disconnected and removed. New NM-B wiring will be routed, secured, and connected to lighting circuit, oven circuit, and up to 3 appliance circuits. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup will be provided.
Kitchen Rewiring Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fittings, junction boxes, and fasteners.
|cost to re-wire a kitchen|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per rewiring||$454.58|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 rewiring||$1,705.70|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 rewiring||$1,556.47 - $1,854.92|
Installing strategic lighting can do wonders to brighten up an area and add to the usefulness and convenience of different areas of the room. Inset lighting, track lights, variable intensity dimmers and decorative wall fixtures can be combined to create a whole new look and function to your kitchen. It may also be desirable to add fans or circulation devices to the kitchen to help keep the room cooler while cooking.
Each of the existing major appliances will need a conveniently placed outlet with sufficient capability for that appliance's electrical needs. If you're thinking of moving any of your appliances to a different location, plan ahead, and discuss those locations and receptacle needs with your electrician.
When re-wiring the kitchen, consider the opportunity for new appliances. Microwave ovens, deep freezers, trash compactors or disposals, slow cookers, exhaust fans or other such items place extra demands on your electrical system, and each should be assigned its own receptacle.
Most kitchens are simply short on outlets, especially those in older homes. While planning the rewiring, consider places around the room where an outlet would be convenient, and discuss those possibilities with the electrician. Don't forget to add receptacles to any center island workstations and under any counter edges where you might someday need power.