When it comes to redecorating your home, many people would say perfection lies in the details. So once you've selected your paints, fabrics, and draperies and picked out high-end furnishings and artwork, take a moment to look around you. There's a good chance you may have overlooked some significant details throughout your home.
Because they serve such an ordinary function, switches, outlets, and dimmers are often overlooked details in home-remodeling projects. With the increased attention given to home lighting, a greater number of architects, builders and design consultants are adding designer-styled switches, outlets and dimmers to the redecorating equation.
These inexpensively priced products offer the perfect finishing touch to a newly redecorated room, adding benefits like convenience and energy savings, while enriching the home's décor. Rocker-style switches, for example, offer a contemporary, distinctive look for any room in your home. Some versions emit a soft luminescent glow that helps you find your way to them in darkened areas, much like a nightlight. Designer-style outlets are available in a variety of colors and textures that blend with most wall coverings.
With today's rising energy costs on everyone's mind, replacing your light switches with dimmers may seem frivolous, but a dimmer is apt to pay for itself in the energy it saves. A dimmer lets you adjust lighting for the mood and ambience you want, while helping you reduce lighting usage by up to 30 percent. Many models now come with a preset switch that remembers the last selected brightness level. Dimmers are as easy to install as a light switch. They're ideal for bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, dens, home theaters and elsewhere.
Gosund Wi-Fi Smart In-Wall Switch, $19.99, Lowes.com
An occupancy sensor can easily replace a standard light switch and automatically turn lighting on when you enter a room and off when you leave. These devices feature designer styling instead of a clunky "scanning device" look. These sensors let you enjoy the magic of hands-free light when you enter the kitchen with an armful of packages.
Whatever you need to add a decorative touch to, designer-style wiring devices and wall plates are available in a wide choice of styles and colors to beautify your home's décor.
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