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Pretty light switches

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Joined: Apr 5 2003

Okay, it only took me 13 years to get fed up with the mismatched light switches in our entry - ivory 4-gang switch plate, three of the original brown crescent-shaped light switches, and a 1970's dimmer, all against mahogany paneling.  I'd been planning on replacing the switch plate for several years, but they're not a standard item in brown, and I never quite got around to mail ordering an appropriate one.

So it turns out that there's a new style of switches called Adorne, not available at Orchard but available at HD and Lowe's.  They're modern and streamlined and look appropriately Jetsons.  There's several different styles of buttons and dimmers, and multiple colors and materials for switch plates that look decent against paneling.  The pieces all snap together modularly into 1-4 gang units and fit existing boxes.  They're also pricey compared to standard hardware store switches and switch plates and don't feel as rugged as the standard switches,  but the looks make them worth the tradeoff at least for the switches in the public areas of our house.

My full installation experience, along with before and after photos here

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