Lets talk about the cottage bungalow’s light switch and outlet situation for a minute. Almost every single switch was well lets just say…interesting. It was one of those things that I knew we would eventually address, but it wasn’t super high on the ol’ to-update list. That was until the lovely folks at LeGrand reached out to me and asked if id take a gander at their Adorne line of switches, outlets, and wall plates. I had never heard of Adorne before, but it took all of two seconds browsing their website for me to be fully on board.
I loved how modern and versatile their switches and plates are. The possibilities are endless, especially since you can fully customize the plates to include whatever material you’d like. To update our switches I chose a variety including the Push Switch, Paddle Switch, Whisper Dimmer, and Pop Out outlets. I originally planned for the Sensaswitch for Michael’s room, but our old house has old wiring and it wasn’t compatible. The Sensaswitch would be a great option in a kids room though, as it automatically shuts the lights off when it no longer detects movement in the room. No more having to remind little fingers to turn off the lights!
Once I received them they were seriously sooooooo easy to install. They came with easy to follow instructions and I was able to tackle this project solo. One of the best things about the Adorne products is that they fit your current openings and its as easy as taking out your old switch and popping in the new one. And for those of you who are visual, the site had how to videos to guide you through installation. I did run into problems when installing the pop out outlet only because our current outlet boxes are a tad too small to fit them. They require a minimum box size of 22.5 cubic inches and ours are juuuust shy of that. #oldhouseproblems. It shouldn’t take too much to have the box switched out.
In the dining room I went with the whisper dimmer. I love a dimmer in a dining space. It’s perfect for setting the mood when entertaining. I chose white for the switch and white for the plate.
For Bry’s room she chose a white push switch with turquoise plate to “go with her blue ceiling”. Her walls still need to be painted, and ton of work needs to still happen in there as well. She wants white walls and Im refusing! I mean really? Does this girl not know who her momma is? I don’t do white walls. Yes, its her room, but that’s neither here nor there. Im trying to convince her that what she really wants is a light grey that kinda looks a little white:)
For Michael’s room I chose a push switch in magnesium with a mirror black wall plate. Im planning black accents throughout his room once I get to tackling it. His room needs a ton of work.
With the bungalow to-do list a mile long its nice to have one of the smaller projects done. Every bit helps and this was a needed refresh. If you guys are in need of an update to your light switches, or outlets definitely give Adorne some serious consideration. They are affordable and super customizable. I mean you can even customize your plate with fabric, paint, wallpaper, leather, etc.
Ill leave you with this neat video. I must warn you though, you may end up wanting to update allll the switches!
Until next time friends….
*LeGrand graciously provided me with the switches, plates, and outlets for review. All opinions are explicitly my own.