How to Rewire Your Home Without An Electrician (And Save Thousands)


Rewiring a home can seem like a daunting task, but with proper planning and safety precautions, it's possible for a homeowner to complete some rewiring projects without hiring an electrician. I've rewired parts of my own home, saving thousands of dollars in the process. Here's my guide on how to safely rewire your home as a DIY project.

Reasons for Rewiring

There are several reasons you may need or want to rewire parts of your home:

Upgrading to a Higher Amp Circuit

Replacing Outdated Wiring

Adding New Circuits and Outlets

Safety First

Step-by-Step Guide

Here is an overview of the major steps involved:

1. Turn Off Power and Inspect

2. Plan New Circuits and Wire Routing

3. Mount New Breaker Panel (if applicable)

4. Run New Wires

5. Connect Wires and Outlets

6. Inspect and Restore Power

Cost Savings

By taking the time to rewire parts of your home yourself, you can save thousands of dollars in electrician fees. Expect to spend about:

While not simple, with proper safety and planning, rewiring a home is very doable. Follow my guide to take on this money-saving project yourself! Let me know if you have any other questions.