OUTLET LOCATIONS: The positioning of outlets must be consistent with local codes. In addition to code requirements, the following guidelines should be used for locating outlets:
Outlets (except in the kitchen) should average one every 6' (1.8m) of wall space.
Kitchen appliance outlets should average one every 4' of wall space, be located over countertops, and include at least on countertop outlet between major appliances.
Hall outlets should be placed every 15'.
An outlet should be placed no further than 6' from each room corner, unless a door or built-in feature occupies this space.
GFCI outlets should be placed as described earlier in this chapter.
One switched (not hot) outlet should be provided in each room.
Consider furniture placement and positioning of portable lamps when placing lighting outlets. Room-centered furniture may need floor outlets.
An outlet should be placed on any wall between doors regardless of space.
The height of all outlets should be noted on the electrical plan. Exceptions to standard dimensions should be noted at each outlet or referenced on an interior wall elevation. Normal code height for wall outlets is 12" to 18" from the floor. Countertop heights are normally 4'-0" above the floor line.
All individual outlets should be labeled with the appliance or device served.
At least one outlet should be placed above each bathroom countertop or vanity table. A minimum of two outlets should be in each bathroom.
Provide an outlet for each fixture, device, or appliance in the plan.
An outdoor weatherproof outlet should be provided on each side of a house. Position a waterproof outlet for a patio, pool, and a grill. Position outside outlets for decorative lighting and entry doors, garage, and security lights.