new home constructionElectrical outlet locations can seem small and insignificant when compared to all the other decisions needed for your new home construction. The detail will become more important when you move into your new home and find that the location of your outlets does not match your furniture plan or there isn’t enough.

Planning your electrical outlets locations should be a top priority during the construction phase. This guide will help you to make sure your home is wired properly when you move in.

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It is best to look at the space that will become bedrooms. Consider where you will place your beds, dressers, or other furniture. You can use outlet locations to accommodate your needs by considering how you live in these rooms.

You might need an outlet to charge your phone, read a book, or for alarm clocks. Do you have a TV or computer in your bedroom? If so, will you need additional outlets? A dimmer switch can be used to control the lighting. Plan accordingly by taking into account all your requirements and furniture placement preferences. Talk to a general contractor for help.


The kitchen uses the most electricity in one area, but outlet planning is easy for this room. You will need to decide where the major appliances (fridge oven, dishwasher, etc.) will be placed. These outlets will be equipped with specialized outlets that can handle large appliances. All outlets serving countertops in kitchens should have GFCI outlet protection.

Consider your counter space as well as small appliances and let your custom home builder know. Are you going to need outlets for a coffee machine, microwave oven, or toaster? These items will need to be plugged in at all times. Or would you prefer to store them and only pull them out when they are needed? Take into consideration all your cooking needs, and then go from there.

Living Room

The living room is the most common place where families spend most of their time. It’s also where many people host family and friends. An outlet should be located in each corner of the living area, as well as in the middle of each wall.

These are just a few of the many things you can do to ensure that there is enough power for entertainment centers, additional lighting, and places where devices can be connected. Consider your outlet requirements if you like to decorate for holidays. An extra outlet might be needed for Christmas tree placement for your custom built homes Myrtle Beach SC


It is important to make sure that there is enough coverage in the bathroom. When getting ready for the day, think about your family’s needs. Will you need an outlet to charge an electric toothbrush, blow dryer, or razor?

Your electrician will make sure that special GFI-rated outlets can be used around water. However, it is important to ensure these outlets are located in easy reach areas so they don’t cross the sink or other water areas.


When it comes to electrical planning, the garage is often forgotten. If power tools are to be used, however, it is a good idea to have multiple outlets. An outlet at the ceiling’s center is necessary if you intend to install a garage door opener.

Home Office

Planning electrical outlets for the home office can be difficult. For lighting, homeowners often place them along walls. In a home office, however, floor plugs can be useful. Floor plugs are a great option for those who don’t want their workstation against the wall.

Consider how much power your computer will need. You may not need as many outlets if you are working at home as a writer. Plan for the possibility of working with high-tech equipment such as sewing machines, special lighting or cameras.

Call Dawol Homes now if you need help with your new home construction. 

Dawol Homes
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