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If I asked you to to name a feature that dates a home what would you say? “Bad 80’s tile,” “Shag carpet?” I bet light switches and electrical outlets wouldn’t even be at the top of your list right? Well, they should be! But the truth is these are features that we gloss over and don’t really think about too often because they are small and not very intrusive, but they can really make a room feel dated or haphazardly constructed. Our previous home was old, as in almost 100 years old and he had a few quirks…..like miss matched electrical outlets, faceplates, light switches etc. Some were white, some were black, others were brown, and still others were “almond,” Because they were such a small detail they were pushed to the end of our to-do list but once we got to work and replaced the electrical outlets as well as the faceplates all in the same color I can’t even describe how fresh and new our room felt!
Well, fast forward to this year’s One Room Challenge when I was working on our dining room/ study and I decided to paint the room a bold black color I found myself in a weird predicament where my electrical outlets and faceplates stuck out like a sore thumb. And who really wants that? No one! Well, then the lovely folks at Legrand reach out to me for a little collaboration! To say I was excited would be the understatement of the year because they had the perfect solution to my little electrical issue and their products are super cool!
Legrand carries electrical products as well as home automation and security devices and they come in a wide variety of finishes. I love that they have many finishes and that they look so sleek. I chose black (obv.) for my black room from their Radiant collection and Y’ALL, they blend into the wall SO WELL! I had to doctor the photos a lot so that you can actually see the Legrand electrical outlets and faceplates because they blend in with the wall THAT well.
My other favorite part about these Legrand sockets, switches and faceplates is that they have so many functional options! They have outlets with night lights (That is what you see above), they have regular outlets, they have outlets with USB ports which are perfect for charging phones! Guys this is a game changer at my house! They are also so incredibly easy to install, in addition to the Legrand products all you need is 15 minutes and a screwdriver. The instructions are well written and easy to understand.
You’ll shut off your power, and take the faceplate off Like you can see I did in the above photo.
Then take out the old electrical outlet and remove the wires from around the screws.
And replace it with your sleek, new Legrand outlet.
Then you install the faceplate mounting piece onto the outlet and then just snap the faceplate on and viola!
You have a sleek new outlet! And the light switches are exactly the same, the wires just connect to the switch a little differently.
You guys I am so happy with the way these look in my study, and this is by far the easiest home improvement project I’ve ever done; there is literally no reason to live with mismatched outlets! If you are looking to update all of your electrical devices or you want to add a few “fun functioning” electrical devices ( Like the USB ports or a night light) you have got to check out Legrand, they have the best products!