The majority of people would not associate the words “Designer looks” with light switches and sockets, indeed many people would probably laugh at this word association between the two!
If however you only currently have white plastic switches and sockets fitted throughout your house it may well interest you to know, particularly if they are looking a little tired and you are considering replacing them, there are many more attractive alternatives out there to replace them with rather than opting for a like for like replacement.
Indeed there are now actually numerous designer light switches and sockets available on the marketplace to purchase, and a quick search online will show you a good range of suppliers such as nexus offer a wide range of very attractive alternatives to the traditional white plastic switches and sockets.
Simply put flat metal switches and sockets are the “New black” when it comes to designer looks. In particular flat metal switches and sockets can look incredible, as when fitted they are perfectly flush to the wall and do not protrude in a way that a normal electrical fittings does.
These flat metal switches and sockets are not the cheapest items on the market, but they are some of the most stunning when it comes to transforming the look of your electrical fittings, and will make them a standout feature of your room for all the right reasons. Whereas white plastic ones can often stand out for all the wrong reasons, particularly when they are used with darker wall coverings or paint.
The good news is these type of metal electrical fittings are connected in just the same way as any other ones, such as plastic ones and they feature a positive, neutral and earth connection, just like any other sockets or switches do. Where they differ is that they simply have a flat metal faceplate rather than a raised plastic one, and are typically attached with just two screws much the same as any other switch or socket is.
Flat metal switches and sockets are typically available in a range of finishes although I would recommend brushed stainless steel as it looks stunning and is also extremely easy to keep clean with a quick wipe of a cloth being all that is needed to remove any greasy fingerprints.
So if your budget allows then I would suggest the next time it comes to changing your switches and sockets that you take a look at flat metal switches and sockets to replace your current ones with.