I bought my first flat a couple of months ago in north London and for my first bit of redecoration I wish to get my bedroom up to a really nice standard.
Before i go into picking out wall coverings etc I know I want to re-wire the room a bit better.The flat was built in the 1970s by the local authority. It became private about 15 years ago but hasnt really had a lot invested in terms of wiring or plumbing so as a result these aspects are a bit basic (think water pipes showing on the walls and not covered very well in places). I do know the electrics are safe though and had an EICR done recently.
Currently there's a light on a dimmer switch and three sockets in the corner of the room (nowhere near the bed) with no switches on them. I want to wire to have double sockets inc USB each side of the bed, another set where i might put a dressing table and possibly wall lights on each side of the bed with switches for those and the main light next to the bedsides.
I'd like to get quotes from a few electricians but id assume i need some sort of way to easily describe what i want.
What is the best way to illustrate this to potential electricians? Is there some kind of diagram I should try to put together?
Has anyone experience of commissioning a similar thing and got tips for sites for advice?
Thanks in advance.