Ok seriously!!! Why didn’t I know about these sooner!!!! My friend recently told me about the best smart power outlets she has in her home, and I decided I needed to get some new power outlets too.
Scanning the aisles on a recent Home Depot trip we stumbled upon this little treasure. A recessed duplex receptacle! What is that you say? Well it appears to be the answer to all my recent prayers in trying to resolve the lighting issue in our littlest miss’s room. She has one overhead ceiling light which works just fine (although I am interested in changing it to an LED ceiling light, since LED ceiling lights are efficient energy users, but I think I’ll leave it for the time being). I wanted to put a little lamp on her dresser for a long time but there is only one outlet on that wall which is located directly behind the dresser. When attempting to plug in a lamp…the dresser has to be placed several inches away from the wall creating an odd passing space.
The day we decided to install the new outlet, Fitzy and I wondered if it would be better if we called a local electrician to come and help us with this installation. We’ve heard of a few scary stories in which homeowners try to install a fixture into their homes only to discover that they installed it incorrectly and turned their home into an electrical nightmare. We definitely didn’t want that, so we ended up calling a local service similar to this Safe and Sound Electric Stamford electrician who was kind enough to talk us through installation, ensuring that we were able to install the outlet correctly. Within just a few minutes Fitzy had the power turned off to our littlest miss’s room and the original outlet removed. Following some very simple directions, Fitzy was able to replace the original outlet with the new recessed outlet. After installing it, I actually saw some really intuitively-designed outlets over on PopUpOutlets.com and I really wish I saw them earlier because I think they look great – maybe an upgrade for the future.
Isn’t it amazing how some of the simplest improvements make life easier!