How to Rewire Your Home Without an Electrician for Under $50


Rewiring a home can seem like an intimidating task, but with some planning and basic skills, it is possible to rewire portions of your home safely without hiring an electrician. In this guide, I'll walk through the steps I took to rewire several rooms in my home for under $50.

Safety First

Before beginning any electrical project, it's absolutely crucial to keep safety in mind. Here are some key tips:

Planning the Rewiring Project

Careful planning makes a wiring project go smoothly. Here are key steps I took in planning my rewiring project:

Running New Wires

With planning done, it's time to run the new wire through the house:

Installing New Outlets and Switches

The final step is connecting the new wires to new receptacles and switches:

Doing It Safely Myself Saved Big

By carefully planning out the project, taking safety steps, and methodically running new wires and installing new receptacles and switches, I was able to rewire several rooms in my home for under $50. Doing this work myself rather than hiring an electrician saved me hundreds of dollars. The key was approaching the project slowly, safely, and in stages so I was never in over my head.