There are two simple swaps you can make to drastically improve the aesthetic of your home.

  1. Swap Your Switch Plates and Outlet Plates
  2. Swap Your Light Fixtures / or Paint Them

1. Swap Your Switch Plates and Outlet Plates

One of the quickest and simplest changes you can make is to change out your switch and outlet plates. If your home was built in the 80s, 90s, or early 2000s, there is a good chance that your switch plates are rather plain looking and white or beige. Nowadays there are many different options to choose from for switch plates. Here are a few options available that will fit over standard switches.

Bronze Electrical Switch
Brushed Nickel Switchplate
Red Switch plate
Wood Switch Plate
Nickel Switch Plate

2. Swap Your Light Fixtures or Paint Them

Your light fixtures can make a huge difference in the look of your home and it’s often something that is neglected since it’s above eye level. The truth is, what’s above eye level still plays an important role in the overall aesthetic of your home. Here are a few different ideas for trendy light fixtures and a low cost solution to updating your old brass fixtures.

Here are some trendy fixtures for each room in your home.


Kitchen Light

Dining Room

dining room light fixture

Living Room

Living Room Lamp - Lux Electric


bathroom vanity light


bedroom ceiling fan light

Alternatively, you can paint the existing fixtures in your home. With a few coats of Rust-Oleum Spay paint, you can make your existing light fixture any color you want with ease. This is am inexpensive way to update the existing fixtures in your home to create a more modern look.

before and after lamp painted

Are you going to take on one of these simple swaps? Let us know below! Need help with these swaps? Give us a call or send us a message to schedule your appointment.

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