Remodeling boxes also called old work boxes are electrical boxes designed to be installed after drywall has been hung for example you would install a remodeling box if you need an additional outlet for a home office or theater. Adding an electrical box to your existing wall for a switch or outlet is easy when you have the right materials and know a few tricks and you dont have to remove any drywall except for the boxs cutout itself the key is to purchase what is termed a remodel box or an old work box. Electricians refer to power sockets as outlets or receptacles and installing one in drywall involves the installation of an electrical box in new construction you nail a rough in box to a wall . In the tutorial how to install an electrical box in an existing wall we provide detailed photo rich how to instructions on easily installing the old work electrical box included in the tutorial are tips for making the box installation go much smoother and faster so you will be up and running quicker
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