I am finishing a basement and I am not sure if I need to install GFCI or AFCI outlets. Is it better to use a GFCI/AFCI breaker instead of the outlets?

NOTE: the finished basement will be used as a home theater/media room. There will be a dry bar also.

  • @isherwood made the changes you requested. – Programmer Jan 22 '16 at 16:16

If it's officially considered "habitable space", then it's a finished basement and GFCI is not required.

AFCI protection is required. An AFCI breaker, is probably the cheapest and easiest way to provide the protection.

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