I have a unique and strange electric set up in my home's dining room and need help! Can someone advise me on what circuits I need for my dining room because my situation is fairly unique and I haven't seen it addressed elsewhere.
I have a 1950's rambler home with a traditional dining room that opens to the living room and that shares a wall with the kitchen.
In a 1970's renovation, half the dining room floor was removed to build a new staircase going down to the basement. leaving about 6 feet for a dining table instead of the usual 9.
There is the traditional dome light in the middle of the room and 2 outlets (one on the exterior wall near the stairs and one on the kitchen/dining wall.)
In the near future I plan to remove the kitchen/dining room wall to open up the space.
By removing this wall it's basically making a larger kitchen, There would now only be one outlet (near the stairs -- not going to use it for a coffeemaker), and currently there is no overhead light on a 3 way switch for the stairs.
How many circuits do I need to wire for this dining room update?
Can the dining room share the 15amp kitchen lighting circuit? does it require it's own?
Do I need a separate 20 amp circuit for the one 'dining room' outlet near the steps, or can I just tap off the living room, or let it be part of the 2 required kitchen 20 amp receptacles?
How would someone propose providing overhead light for the stairs? a separate light or have the overhead light be a track light that's switchable?