Name: Dan Bailey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
Quick note from the editor: after a short break, Dan's Reno Diary is back! In the new year, we'll be running three Dan updates a week instead of just one — which means more Dan, which should keep everyone happy. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
"Here's what I'd do," the electrician said after spending several minutes silently scrutinizing the exposed wiring in the kitchen. "I'd abandon all of this," – he gestured toward an octopus-like tangle of wiring sprawled across the floor – "tear it all out, put in a new sub panel, and run new circuits for each appliance." This wasn't exactly what I wanted to hear.