Assess the Existing Electrical System

Before beginning any rewiring project, it's important to understand what you're working with. Here are some things I would look at:

Develop a Rewiring Plan

Careful planning makes a rewiring project go smoother:

Safety First! Turn Off Power and Work Safely

Electrical accidents can be fatal. Safety should be your top concern:

How to Run New Wiring

Follow these steps to run new electrical wiring:

Install New Switches, Outlets and Lights

Follow best practices when installing new wiring devices:

Connect the New Panel and Wrap Up

You're almost there! Finish your rewire project strong:

Stay safe and take your time. With good planning and safe work habits, you can successfully rewire an 1890s home without risk of harm. Let me know if you have any other old house rewiring questions!