Due to a well-timed partnership with Legrand last year, I had no good reason to put off making some upgrades to the electrical outlets and switches in the main living spaces of our home. There was obviously an economic benefit to the accepting of free product when I did, but I still had to do the rest of the house on my own dime. Our three bedrooms are the spaces which hung most in limbo over the spring and summer, but I finally checked it off my list, and think they turned out pretty awesome.
When you’re buying products from the Adorne line, it’s no different than picking out your switches and wall plates in the electrical aisle at the store. They’re just sexier. Initially I figured that I could save some money by buying non-Adorne outlets for the bedrooms since the furniture in the rooms covers about 75% of them, but the longer I thought about it, the more I realized that this was a one-time investment, and for consistency’s sake, it would be really lux and less choppy to take the same style product throughout.
The combinations that I picked out for our three bedrooms didn’t price out too badly, which is why I made this decision. The wall plates I chose for all of the outlets was the most basic gloss white product, a white face with a black contrasting backside at $5.50/each. There’s also a white-on-white product for a few cents more, but as all of the mirror white wall plates used in other rooms of our home have the black backside, I went for consistency.
The pluggy part of the outlet itself is a simple white 3-prong tamper resistant unit sold at $4.58/each, making the total cost for each of the 13 outlets I needed to buy just $10.08/each. Obviously, if you’re satisfied with a $0.39 duplex outlet and the $0.28 cover, you’re not going to be dancing around singing *woo, bargain!* but when you’re looking for something veering modern and out of the ordinary, I’m here to tell you the Adorne line can be obtained pretty easily.
(I stress the affordability angle because, for comparison’s sake, the switch and outlet plates used in the rest of the house from my previous partnership are mirror white at $34+ each. They are a different material, and they have a nickel frame. I can’t say that I favor the one above more or less than the one shown below because they’re both nice products and a good quality, but the “rich” effect is a bit more appreciated on wall switch plates since they’re always visible and being touched. Bottom line, if you’re going to splurge on Adorne, I’d focus on the switch wall plates, and use more basic covers on the outlets… but even the less expensive plates are great in their own way, if you use them throughout.)
Now, fingers crossed that the Adorne line doesn’t go extinct before we can buy switches and outlets for future bathroom and kitchen remodels. It would be ridiculous to just buy up as many products as I *think* I’d need now though, right?