Creating a cozy and comfortable living space is important to most homeowners. You might not have the financial resources to complete a major overhaul of your home's interior decor, but there are some simple and affordable changes you can make that will help elevate the appearance of your home. One of these changes is the installation of new switch plates.
Buying replacement switch plates seems like an easy task, but there are many variables you will need to take into consideration to find the right switch plates for your home.
1. Upgrade Visible Switch Plates Only
Switch plates are relatively inexpensive. Some designer models can cost more than decorative switch plates, so you will need to determine how much you want to spend on upgrades for your home's interior before you go shopping for new switch plates.
One of the easiest ways to reduce your costs is to limit your upgrades to visible switch plates. Any plates that are hidden behind furniture, curtains, or other obstructions can be left alone. This will significantly reduce the amount of money you spend on upgraded switch plates without compromising the style of your living space.
2. Factor in Future Decor Upgrades
You should give the overall design of your home great consideration when investing in new switch plates.
If you have plans to redecorate a specific room in the future, purchase switch plates that will blend seamlessly into the new decor. A switch plate can come in many different colors, patterns, and finishes, so you will be able to begin creating a living space you will be proud of by purchasing new switch plates.
You can also avoid the added expense of investing in new switch plates yet again when you get around to doing a complete overhaul on your living space if you match the plates you buy now with your future design scheme.
3. Document Plug Orientation
You might be able to easily keep track of how many new switch plate covers you will need, but it can be more challenging to remember the exact configuration of each plug.
Decorative switch plates will have a definite orientation that works with the imagery found on each plate. This means that you won't be able to rotate the plates to suit your needs. Take photographs of each existing plug you will be upgrading so that you can buy the right switch plate covers on the first try.
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