Add an Electrical Outlet

Use this easy method to install a new electrical outlet without a lot of wire pulling.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Drywall saw
  • Voltage tester
  • Wire stripper/cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Electrical cable, about 5 ft.
  • Remodeling box
  • Receptacle (outlet)
  • Wire connectors, several sizes