Rewiring a home can seem like a daunting task, but with proper planning and safety precautions, I was able to rewire my entire house and save thousands of dollars in electrician fees. In this comprehensive guide, I will walk you through the step-by-step process I followed to safely and successfully rewire my home as an amateur.

Reasons to Rewire Your Home

Here are some of the top reasons you may want to consider rewiring your home:

Upgrading to a 200 Amp Electrical Service

Replacing Outdated and Unsafe Wiring

Adding More Circuits and Outlets

Safety Precautions

Rewiring a home involves dealing with dangerous high voltage electricity. Take these safety steps:

Step-by-Step Process for Rewiring

Follow these key steps to systematically rewire your home room by room:

1. Turn Off Power and Install New Breaker Panel

2. Run New Wire to Each Room

3. Replace Switches and Outlets

4. Connect Devices and Lights

5. Install Wall Plates and Covers

6. Repeat Steps for Each Room

Cost Savings from Rewiring Yourself

Rewiring a whole house yourself can save thousands in electrician costs:

The upfront investment in tools and materials ends up saving lots of money in the long run. Also gives you the satisfaction of accomplishing the rewiring solo!

Final Thoughts

While not simple, rewiring your home is very doable without hiring an electrician if you take the proper safety steps. The cost savings are tremendous. Just be sure to get the final electrical work inspected once complete to ensure you did everything to code. Then you can relax and enjoy your newly rewired home!