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SME Inc of Seattle offers our customers a broad and deep range of electrical services across commercial and industrial industries and residential properties. From tenant improvement, new build or renovations to assembly lines, healthcare facilities or multi- or single-family residences, the team at SME Inc provides experienced engineers and licensed electricians who have the skill and expertise to design, install and complete any project.

Home Additions

Home Additions

When you are ready to remodel and upgrade your old or out-dated kitchen, bathroom, whole floor, or finally add that bonus room or additional garage stall, SME Inc of Seattle is your electrical contractor of choice for the electrical design and electrical installation. The design professionals and licensed electricians at SME Inc of Seattle will work closely with you and your family during the design and construction phases of your remodel or addition project to ensure that your expectations and your budget stay closely aligned.

Before beginning a home remodel or addition (or any remodel, for that matter), it is very important to understand your budget and your goals – and to make sure they are not in conflict with each other. Electrical design and installation plans should take into account functionality, aesthetics, and include a list of both need-to-have and nice-to-have items. If you are planning on staying in your house for a long time, then perhaps items that enhance the resale value of your house are not as important to you as the must-have items. Likewise, if enhancing the sales price of your home is a top consideration; your budget priorities may change to make sure those items get included at the expense of some of the nice-to-have options.

If you have an older home, one of the first items to consider is the scope of your planned addition or remodel, and whether or not your electrical service (electrical panel) is large enough to handle the potential increased electrical loads from any new appliances, added square footage, or lighting. An electrical service upgrade can be an unexpected source of cost escalation during any renovation, but well worth the added cost towards your project if it is necessary. The electrical design and electrical estimating professionals at SME Inc of Seattle will help you understand your electrical needs and work with you to develop an electrical installation that meets your design expectations and your budget.

Establishing the electrical wiring diagram or electrical schematic early on during the design phase of your project will be the most cost-effective for you. Think about how you will use your new addition or remodeled rooms. Picture in your mind where you want to have electrical outlets, electrical switches, electrical lighting, electrical receptacles, data /communication outlets, tv outlets, and make sure that information is shown on the electrical diagram. Do you want to control certain lights from multiple locations? If so, electrical wiring for switches becomes more complex and requires additional coordination during the design phase of your project.

Are you planning on adding any special systems to this new addition or remodel? Installation of a built-in sound system, intercom system, or even a full home theatre requires significant coordination and design work up front to ensure that installation costs can be minimized. Is a cable television outlet desired? Do your planned electrical lighting systems run on 120v electricity or do you plan to use low voltage electrical lighting systems?

Once the in-wall (rough-in) portion of your project is complete, unless there are other areas of work, the electricians will probably leave the work site while the drywall and painting portions of your project are completed. Be sure to contact the electrical contractor in advance (or make sure your general contractor does this) to enable the electrical contractor to efficiently schedule their licensed electricians to come out and finish your project.

Home additions and remodels require considerable coordination between the electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, general construction contractor, and others. SME Inc of Seattle's team of experienced residential electricians has the expertise to help make your home addition or remodel vision a reality. From evaluating your current home wiring situation, to making electrical design recommendations, to suggesting appropriate electrical products such as plugs, switches, outlets, standard or custom light fixtures, appliances, and other items, the electrical professionals at SME will help you make your home addition or remodel a resounding success.

For more information about remodeling specific rooms in your home or the other residential electrical services we offer, please click on the following links: Kitchen Remodels, Bathroom Remodels, Garages, and Shops.