We bought this house 3 years ago knowing that we would be doing quite a bit of remodeling at some point in the future. Well, the future is now. I think the first thing I need to do is upgrade/upsize/update the main load center located in the basement. It is a 20 space box and completely maxed out. Much like everything else in this house, nothing is done the way I like it and/or is outdated and makes sense to replace while access is easy. So, as we go through each room in the house (which will include going down to bare studs) I'm going to rewire and put every room on it's own circuit (or circuits depending on load). Right now I don't have room in the box to add any circuits. I need some help: What is my shopping list for a load center replacement? Load center, breakers, grounding bar, box nuts (wire strain thingys)? What else? I don't think I have a sufficient grounding rod. What would the be the best way to do this for a basement panel? Should I do anything extra? While I'm at it that I might regret not doing in the future? I don't even know what the extra may be, but seems typical of projects. "If I had only known, I would have done that back when..." What should I expect from the PoCo for disconnnect, reconnect?