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Light switch covers can enhance your property's style. They are an often overlooked detail that can greatly impact a room's overall aesthetic. They protect the switch from wear and tear and create a finishing touch to a room's decor. When considering changing your cover plates or if you're building or renovating a space, there are a few important factors to keep in mind.
Light switches typically comprise of a Grid plate, a mechanism and a decorative light switch cover or skin, as Clipsal likes to call them.
There are many types of light switch covers. They come in many materials, including plastic, metal, and wood. Plastic covers are the most affordable option and are available in a wide range of colours and styles, making them a popular choice among homeowners. Metal covers, such as brushed aluminium, provide a sleek and modern look, while wooden covers can add a touch of warmth and natural beauty to a room.
Here are some examples
Light switch covers are available in many styles, from traditional to modern and everything in between. When selecting a cover, it is important to consider the room's overall style. A white light switch cover may be a good choice for a traditional space, while a brushed aluminium cover can add a modern touch to a contemporary room. For homes with young children or pets, it may be wise to choose covers with smooth edges to prevent injury.
When looking for switch cover plates, you must ensure that they match the specific type of wall switch, powerpoints, data or ethernet wall sockets, telephone wall plate, or coaxial wall socket you have installed in your home. While some cover plate options may only offer a simple change in colour or material, newer ranges like Clipsal Iconic offer versatility by allowing you to use the same base plate and choose from up to 7 different cover plate styles.
Installation and Maintenance: Changing out your light switch covers is a quick and easy way to update the look of a room. Installing a new light switch cover is a simple DIY task that can be accomplished in just a few minutes. However, it is important to ensure that the cover is properly secured to the wall and that all the screws are tightened to prevent potential hazards. Regularly cleaning and maintaining your light switch covers can also prolong their lifespan and keep them looking new.
Damaged, yellowed, faded, or discoloured light switch covers on the wall can detract from the appearance of a room. Replacing them with new covers is a simple DIY job that can greatly improve the wall and room's overall aesthetic.
Discolouration of light switch covers is a common problem that can be caused by factors such as exposure to sunlight, heat, and humidity. By replacing the light switch plates, you can restore the original look of your room.
Replacing light switch covers is an inexpensive and easy way to improve the appearance of your room. With a wide range of options, you can find wall plate covers matching your style and space.
Replacing light switch covers is a simple DIY project that can be done in minutes. It's an affordable way to update the look of your room and make it more visually appealing.
To remove a light switch cover, follow these simple steps:
TOP TIP: Be careful not to damage the wall while removing the cover plate. Suppose the light switch cover is difficult to remove. In that case, you may need to run a Stanley knife or sharp blade around the perimeter of the wall plate to cut away possible paint residue, then use your fingers or a flat-blade screwdriver to gently pry it away from the wall.
Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to replace your light switch cover.
Light switch covers can be a small but important detail that can impact the overall aesthetic of any wall and the entire room.
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Author: Andrew Aranovitch
Electrician for over 20 Years and has installed thousands of switches.