hiring an electrician... how to choose?
Your answers have been so good and rapid on so many topics since we've come to our new house, so I keep thinking of more. Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas!
We are thinking of trying to bundle together a larger group of jobs for an electrician to make it hopefully more cost-effective and also more attractive to them to do the "pain in the butt" parts of the work. If there are any electricians to who haunt this board, could you tell me if this is the right approach to take, or if you'd recommend another?
Also, what are the questions I should ask in order to make sure that I get someone in who will do the jobs right?
This is what we currently have on the laundry list to do:
1) Rewire a new bathroom
2a) Change lamps in several rooms [We have sloped ceilings that have beams in several rooms, where we would like to figure out the best way to move new fixtures. There could be a carpentry piece of this work as well.]
2b) rewire some hanging fixtures to enable them to hang without a large faceplate (as the faceplate won't fit on the face of the beam where the lamps are currently installed.
3) Putting in a new outlet in an existing bathroom
4) Installing two new fans in existing bathrooms.
(not sure if this even qualifies)
5) Changing out light fixtures that are recessed in the ceiling of one room for something different.
Mgedid [Proud owner of a shabby but improving mid-century modern house in Westchester county, new york]