Electrical Planning – Bedrooms 2, 3, 4

Secondary bedrooms are usually considered less important that the main bedrooms but that doesn’t mean that the electrical planning doesn’t need to be considered.

You need to think about possible the possible occupiers of the room over a wide range of years.
It might start out as the nursery but may finish up as the live at home bedroom of one of those SKIPPERS (Single Kids In Parents Pockets Eroding Retirement Savings)
Perhaps you don’t want to make it too comfortable for those young adults!

Here are a few thoughts:

  • Next to bed, power sockets for radio alarm, electric blanket, bedside light.
  • Desk location, power sockets for computer, desk light, printer.
  • Other locations, power for TV, DVD player, stereo, game console, and phone charger.
  • Don’t forget the hair dryer.
  • Other cabling may include a TV Aerial Socket and possibly a data connection.

As the use of the room changes sockets may be in the wrong positions so you can’t plan exactly. My recommendation would be to go for a minimum of four double sockets. One close to each corner.

One of the big changes over the past coupe of years is that lap tops have become cheaper and tablets more popular. This means you only need one plug instead of separate plugs for the computer, and monitor.

What does your teenager have that I’ve forgotten?

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