Monday, April 30, 2012

An Easy Way to Renu and Update Your Room

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

I had no idea when I married Husband he was a switch plate and hardware guy.  He makes a beeline to the decorative hardware in any store that carries decorative hardware.

He bought a few decorative single switch plates for our rental, with the intention of taking them with us when we bought for condo. Of course, we saved and put back the old landlord’s plates when we moved out.

Fortunately, Husband did not buy many replacements because our condo is full of triples and quad switches, and very few singles. All of our light switches are white and even I have to admit they are snoozeville in the quality and design department.

triple light switch
See? ZZZZZ. Good thing this one is on our bedroom.

We’re having a difficult time finding decorative quad switches and plates for the living room that aren’t the same type of white switch plates we already have. Especially since the living room has double switches, a single switch for the fireplace, a quad switch on that wall, outlets, and a cable outlet. I can’t find new ones what match each other . We’ve kind of given up the search because even if we do find something we like, what happens if and when I repaint the room? The hunt starts all over again.

When I paint the accent wall I’m stuck with letting the switches pop out like white sore thumbs.
Renu  by Leviton might be the answer to my design dilemma. The Renu includes switches, dimmers, and wall plates with faces you can easily pop off and snap on to give your room a little decorative boost or as an easy way to install a more energy efficient dimmer on your lights.

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The Renu collection is available in 20 popular paint colors, which got Husband’s attention. The colors chosen by design experts and the modern design of the switches themselves, is what got my attention. Well that and the easy snap on install because you know I’ll be the one who would be switching every thing out.

If you talk to the folks from Renu, they are holding Twitter parties Wednesday, April 18th, Thursday April 26th,  and Wednesday, May 2nd 9pm EST and follow @Leviton and #Renu. Participants can possibly win Home Depot gift cards. Leviton is also giving way two sets of Broadway tickets as a grand prize!

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