When you renovate your kitchen, you may think of things like new cabinets and countertops, but if you want your kitchen to function with the modern times as well as look modern or trendy, then you may need new electrical wiring too. Before you get too far along with your renovation plans, you may need to consult an electrician. Here's why. 1. An Electrician Can Help With Lighting Design Good lighting is essential in a kitchen and it also acts as décor.