new outlets above a buffet - do I need a new circuit?
I'm installing a built-in buffet in my dining room that will require the relocation of an existing outlet. I've been thinking of simply elevating it by about 30" so that it's above the buffet where I could plug in a lamp. Then I'd like to put in a new outlet on the opposite side of the buffet to mirror it.
I had an electrician in to quote on this, and he insisted that a new circuit would be needed because it would now be classified as a counter-top (even though it's not in the kitchen)... Could anyone tell me if this is indeed the code in Ontario?