Electrical Planning – Master Bedroom

Perhaps you agree with most builders, who seem to think a couple of power points in the bedroom is fine………….. Well I think that’s nowhere near enough and here’s why:

Starting on my side of the bed I have:

    • Bedside reading light
    • Clock/Radio alarm,
    • A wireless phone charger pad
    • Lap top charger (useful for us to chrome cast to the bedroom TV).

On my wife’s side its:

    • Bedside reading light
    • A wireless phone charger pad.
    • Power for the electric bed

Next is the TV that’s mounted high on a wall.

Don’t forget the aerial socket as well.

We don’t like to use the main light too much so we have a simple  ‘oyster’ fitting to provide low intensity background lighting in the evening.

We have a reverse cycle air conditioner.

You might also want power for electric blankets!

As we want somewhere to plug in the vacuum cleaner its a good job all the sockets are doubles, so we have still got convenient sockets.


Light are another matter.

    • We have a three way set up for the main light so we can control it from the door and either side of the bed. the bedside switches are set to be 300mm above the bedside cabinet height.
    • You might like to think about bedside wall or ceiling mounted lights (personally I prefer table lights)
    • In the walk in robe we have a motion detector switch so we don’t have to worry about leaving it on all day (This works very well a long as you have a door to the WIR. The dog sleeps under the bed and if the door is open and he walks round the room in the night the light goes on)

Don’t forget the smoke alarm outside the bedroom door.

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