Having access to electricity around your home is more important than ever. The more outlets you have, the easier it is to charge high-tech devices such as your smartphone, tablet or laptop. With smart outlet placement, you also have greater flexibility in your home décor. In the living room, for example, you can move the TV to any wall you prefer, perhaps placing it above a fireplace or console table.

Why Is Adding or Upgrading Outlets Necessary?

Older homes may lack enough outlets because they were built with the needs of a different time in mind. New homes may not have enough outlets or they may not be in the right places because the builder wanted to minimize installation costs. In any case, adding plenty of outlets exactly where you want them is one of the best electrical updates you can make.