I'm debating on whether or not to call in an electrician to handle the following changes I'd like to make in my living room and kitchen. I'm not feeling confident about making these changes for various reasons, but the largest being that I'm completely unfamiliar with electrical work and have a healthy respect for the intricacies and dangers involved in electrical work.
I'd like to do the following things, and would love any advice on difficulty level, etc. Right now my knowledge of how to do these things is limited to step-by-steps I find on the web and in magazines.
These are all simply replacements of existing hardware.
Swapping out 4 duplex outlets (two prong, not three prong)
Swapping out 1 three prong outlet
Swapping out 3 double switch (lights)
Although these don't need to be swapped out, the old components are just that - old, stained, and nasty, and don't match the rest of the room that's had a visual facelift.
The last thing is in the kitchen. We currently have our fridge plugged into a two prong outlet, not a three prong. I'm concerned that this may not be safe/up to code/etc. and would like to make sure this is set up correctly. Changing/upgrading this seems far more complex than replacing an outlet, and I'm worried I may not do it correctly.
Suggestions on this after hearing my thoughts? Shall I just hire an electrician to do all of this as one job, or is this something that I might as well tackle and use as a learning experience?