April 17, 2012

Switch Your Switch

This post brought to you by Leviton. All opinions are 100% mine.

I'm constantly amazed at the cool stuff out there on the market today.  And honestly, I wonder where these ideas have been for the last 10-20 years!  Back when I was a teenager, decorating my bathroom in a safari theme, the only option for a better-than-average switchplate were the clear ones you could put wallpaper into. 

But NOW....there are so many better options out there for addressing those tiny, devilish details in a room. Like the "Renu" collection of switches, wallplates, outlets, dimmers, and MORE, made by Leviton. 

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What's so special, you say?  How about the fact that they come in 20 colors (goodbye white or beige only!) and are interchangeable!!!  I'm not just talking about the faceplates here, peeps.  I'm talking about the switches and outlets themselves, too.

Anyone else have this class-act going on in their house?  An updated plate in white, with the old beige switch or outlet in the middle?

Two Tone Outlet and Cover

I'll give the previous owners of our house props for attempting to update our electrical covers at all.  But now going around to update the actual outlets/switches to match is a nagging item on MY to-do list.  Yay.

Since I'll have to disconnect the wiring to remove the old beige ones, installing a Renu switch or outlet would make a lot of sense.  I could blend our outlets into the tan walls of our living room or the blue walls of our bedroom, go bananas and pick a contrasting color, or stick with white....doesn't matter.  What matters is I like having choices! 

This wall and its collection of "white plastic rectangles" has always bugged me.  If I blended the two switches into the wall color with Renu, the wall would look a lot less cluttered.

Collage of white plastic rectangles

The Renu collection eliminates the hassle of dealing with wiring to change a switch color.  Imagine if this became the standard? 

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To give folks a chance to try out the new Renu products (or just go on a shopping spree - your pick!), Leviton is hosting three Twitter parties where they'll be giving away Home Depot gift cards. 

The Twitter parties are:

Wednesday, April 18th 9pm EST
Thursday, April 26th 9pm EST
Wednesday, May 2nd 9pm EST

All you need to do is follow @Leviton and #Renu for the Twitter events and participate, and you'll have a shot at those gift cards!

You really need to check out Renu.  It's a great idea and it would be FANTASTIC if it became the norm.  You can get additional info from the website or from their Facebook site.  If you stop by their Facebook page, be sure to "Like" them!

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Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing about the neato new products on the market (since I don't make it a habit to go aisle-by-aisle at the home improvement stores), and I hope you do too.

 

 

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