Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work across the commercial, industrial and residential sectors to provide top quality electrical solutions. This includes working with kitchens. As a result, we have produced this guide to practical electrical design in the kitchen.
What are the most important and practical electrical considerations for the kitchen?
When installing a kitchen in any property, including HMO’s and student accommodation, there are a number of practical considerations to bear in mind. These can bring a range of advantages and benefits to your kitchen, and include:
- Additional sockets
- Task lighting
- Electric heating
Additional sockets in the kitchen
The kitchen is a space where many electrical appliances may be plugged in almost permanently, including white goods like the fridge freezer, electric oven, dishwasher and washing machine. But there are also many portable appliances that will need access to electricity from the mains too, including kettles, toasters, and food processors. When this is factored in alongside the need for spare sockets for laptop and phone charging, especially if your kitchen will be a central hub, it is absolutely essential to install a lot of sockets in this space. Clever socket use such as socket strips on kitchen islands and even popup socket hubs can be an innovative, practical and effective solution, while maintaining effective electrical safety.
Task lighting in the kitchen
From chopping vegetables to decorating cakes, the kitchen involves some quite involved task work that can be made easier with the addition of task lighting. This is lighting that directs the light pool down, to be used to perform detailed tasks, and it can also be adjustable, so that the lighting can be re-positioned to suit the task. This is a practical lighting option for any kitchen design.
For more information and advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.