Are your light switches & wall plates up to date?
Small details like light switches can make a big difference
When a potential buyer walks into a home, the light switches are very visible. They are one item that can set the “tone” for the home. Meaning, if they are dated, it gives an appearance that the home is dated. If they are current, then people will not notice because the current style is the norm. 80’s light switches & wall plates screams “dated house” to potential buyers. You need to switch them (no pun intended) to a newer look before selling your home.
80’s light switches & wall plates screams “dated house” to potential buyers. You need to switch them (no pun intended) to a newer look before selling your home.
Updating your light switches & wall plates is one relatively low cost improvement that you can do for your home that will increase its value.
Change dated wall covers. As a home owner you may prefer decorative light plate covers but they can date an entire room. It can either confirm to a potential buyer that the home is dated and turn them off, or it may make them offer a lower price.
In starter homes and mid-range homes, white large paddle light switches & wall covers are very popular today. Dimmers and timers on light switches are also popular choices for creating ambience in a room.
Trends in Light Switches & Wall Plates
There are a lot more options for light switches & plate covers than there use to be. These two options are very sleek & contemporary found in condos, upscale town homes & detached houses.
Have some fun with selecting light switches & wall plates.
I’m Debi Carser. Designer. Stager. Renovator. For over 10 years I have been helping clients make their home stunning. I have staged over 75 homes helping clients make money beyond their expectations. I have bought several “fixer uppers” and either flipped them for a healthy profit or turned them into profitable rental properties. Come follow me as I share my tips & secrets along the way.