There are two driving forces behind major home renovations. The first is to enjoy your living space more and possibly improve your quality of life there. The second is to improve the potential resale value of your home. Few renovations lack electrical work, and if you need to raise the value of your home, hiring a licensed electrician could be a necessity.
Even for competent do-it-yourselfers, any electrical work beyond a simple switch or light fixture replacement should be done by a professional. When you’re ready to sell your house with the inflated price reflecting the improvements you made, a worthwhile home inspector will carefully audit your work to see if it meets local ordinances. Inspectors are on top of common DIY mistakes.
There are many reasons to hire an electrician, safety being at the top of the list. A licensed electrician should be familiar with local electrical code and able to implement it in your renovation. Your electrician also should pull the required permits and request any necessary inspections. For questions, go to the City of Omaha Department of Permits and Inspections.