Take On The Role Of A Contractor In Your Home

As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.

Classic Arcade Machines: 3 Types Of Specialty Outlets For Game Rooms


Adding a vintage recreational vibe to your house can easily be done by purchasing arcade cabinets or pinball machines. The machines have become affordable for homes and are a great way to add some gaming fun. When installing the arcade machines, it's important to consider the outlets that you have to power them with. An electrician can make the installation of arcade cabinets a lot easier by adding three specialty outlet upgrades. These outlets can add more room and ensure that the cabinets are installed without any extra hassles.

Floor Outlets

Choose any location in your game room for the arcade by having an electrician install floor outlets. A floor outlet will prevent you from having to run long extension cords through the room or pinning an arcade against the wall. An electrician can install outlets with covers that can protect the areas when nothing is plugged into them.

The floor outlets are also ideal for two-sided arcade games where players play head to head. This includes arcade hockey or fighting games. The floor outlets give plenty of space for players to play and enjoy different types of games.

Recessed Outlets

The bulky size of an arcade cabinet can take up space, so it's important to eliminate as much extra room as possible. One way of doing this is with the installation of recessed outlets. A recessed outlet is built into the wall instead of lying flush against the wall. The extra recessed space allows you to pin an arcade against the wall and still keep it plugged in to the outlet. The extra space in the recessed area will not only give you more room, but it can help prevent pinched outlet cables or power problems.

Rotating Outlets

Placing multiple arcade cabinets next to each other can be challenging without the proper outlets. An electrician can install rotating outlets for your arcade room. Each outlet rotates in multiple directions. This allows you to plug two large arcade plugs into a single outlet receptacle. An electrician can replace all of the outlets in the room with rotating outlets. This gives you plenty of diverse ways to set up different arcades without worrying about extra plugs, power strips, or extension cords.

Rotating outlets are also ideal for plugging in other electronics. For example, while playing arcades, you can keep your phone plugged into an outlet nearby. The rotation of the outlet can ensure that your phone charger easily plugs in and does not create a hassle.

Make an appointment with an electrician like those found at D & D Electric Enterprises, Inc. to get estimates and see the various outlet products that are available.


26 July 2016