I found an amazing product that I am super excited to share with you that will fix mismatched electrical outlets and electrical outlet covers.
When we moved into our 1970s home there were several major and minor things that needed updating. One of the minor updates was the electrical outlets and covers. I prefer electrical outlets and covers in white, however our house had the outdated almond color. I bought several white outlet covers and installed them over the existing electrical outlets.
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Ouch, not only is this an eye sore, but to make it worse some of my electrical outlets were dirty from years of use and some had paint on them from our painting projects. Regardless of the way they looked I was adamant on having white outlet covers so I was willing to live with the look. Then on a visit to Home Depot (of course it happened after I purchased a 10 pack of the other outlet covers) the heavens opened up and I found this amazing product!
These outlet covers create a uniform, modern appearance and save time on labor. Instead of having to uninstall and unwire the old outlets, then install and rewire new outlets these covers fit right over the existing electrical outlets. Super easy: just screw in just like you would the typical outlet covers. On Amazon you can get 5 for $10.99.
I have tested them on several outlets and I have had no problem with plugging in a cord.
I am so happy with how they turned out and will be putting them over all my electrical outlets in our house.
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That is awesome! Now what about the light switches? Any suggestions?
Glad to hear you like the tip. I wish I had an answer for the light switches. If I ever do I will definitely share.
We found these last year after we painted in our new house. We LOVE these. They even make them for a 3 switch plate!!
I am looking for light switch covers. Where did you find the 3 switch plate? Thanks
I am not sure what you are referring to, I am unaware of any light switch covers these are outlet covers.
I ordered them on amazon, around $8 free shipping, search TAYMAC decorator covers. Some Lowe’s carry them but not the 3 switch one. They really are great! Also, for a really smooth finish I caulked around it once it was in. Looks great! Good luck.
Thanks for the tips!
Betty L Stockman says
I found the light switch equivalent on Amazon.
That’s awesome! Would you mind sharing a link?
Where can I buy these?
You can purchase the outlet covers at Home Depot. I linked to the item in my post and I will link it here as well.
You can buy these at Home Depot. I linked to them here and in the post.
I found this on Amazon! …
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TayMac 2570W Decorator Wall Plate for Toggle Switch, White
Awesome Kay! Thanks for sharing.
Jeri Kay says
THANK YOU. I have been living without plug covers for a year now, waiting for an electrician to be available to switch out our old almond ones. I can’t express how this product is going to help me. I just ordered a box!
Awesome Jeri Kay, so happy this has helped you. Yah and now you save money on an electrician and you can go to the spa instead :-).
What about light switches?
I wish I had an answer for you…nothing besides changing out the switch itself at this point. I have been asked this question a few times and will definitely be on the lookout.
Morgane @bear, dolly and Moi says
this is great…I need to replace some old working but ugly plugs and I was not looking forward to playing with the all the wires…perfect timing, I will get some today!
thanks so much
So glad to hear this will help you!
Gloria Warrick says
I really like the look, so crisp and clean. But, is there a remedy for switch plates?
I really wish there was. If I find one I will definitely let you know.
THANK YOU! I am moving to a new (older) home and this was the first thing I noticed. I’ve been wondering how I was going to fix this! Going to HD to buy tons of these ?
Awesome Amber! Glad these will help you out!
Martin Howell says
Hi there, thanks for sharing this useful article. Next week we are planning to renovate homes and electric lines. I don’t have any idea about electrician, while discussing with my friend, he suggested me to visit Manhattan moving companies for electricians. If you have any idea about it, please tell me.
Thanks for your question. I am sorry but I don’t know anything about Manhattan Moving Companies. These outlet covers are meant for cosmetic reasons and if you are doing a house renovation, like you said seeking the advice of an electrician is definitely the best way to go. Good luck in your new venture!
I wish I read your post before buying 30 covers that were the wrong color! What did you do about Almond color light switches?
Sorry to hear that. I don’t have a solution to the light switch covers, I wish I did. If you find a solution please let me know.
Beth Dail says
Do these work with the GFCI outlets?
Thanks for your question. No these would not work with GFCI outlets.
Diena Cameron says
Just had to say a great big THANK YOU to you, Tiffany. This is exactly what I need in my kitchen. I suppose from all the grease a kitchen can accumulate and not changing the outlets out to new white ones when you update your kitchen is just some reasons that they turn that horrible yellow or if they were originally a tan color. We just bought our home and it was buildt in 1911 and I’d swear the kitchen outlets are the original ones ! Now I am on a mission to find this miracle of all miracle inventions here in my town. We have no Home depot or Lowes ? but we do have several hardware stores so I will be shopping like crazy tomorrow. Thanks again Tiffany. Happy diy-ing !
So happy this is able to help you. Enjoy your new home!
This same com-any makes a cover for the light switches too! On Home Depot’s website.
Thanks for the tip. I was hoping they would.
Rosemary Feal says
Is this the answer for the light switch?
This is the first time I am seeing this…but I think you are right this might be the answer for the light switch. Good find and thanks for sharing!
You are incredible!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
Hi Beth you are welcome!
Gail Morey says
Where did you get these? I went to Lowe’s, and the two men that I talked to had no idea what I was talking about. I’m in the process of selling my house, and I need of few o these. Thank you for sharing this;
I got these as Home Depot. It has been at least at year or more. Let me know if you are unable to find them there.
Penelope Smith says
This is some really good information about electrical outlets. I have been wanting to get some new ones installed in my home soon. I liked that you pointed out that I can get new covers for my whole house so they match.
Stephanie J. Tucker says
Wow, I also got the ideas from Etsy. The idea works well in our house. It protects the children how they were not harmed at home. I would recommend your blog with my friends who are skeptical about how to manage the wiring and electrical outlet at home.
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helen stiffler says
this really looks amazing. it also matches with the outlets i am gonna use them for sure thanks for sharing.
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Good on you for being able to put in that electrical outlet without harming yourself. I think personally, I would still rather find a trustworthy electrician to do this sort of thing for me. Something I am good at is overlooking simple things, and with electricity, that is dangerous.
We have just moved into an old house and our outlets need this too. Thank you!
I am in Ontario Canada
I have been to several Rona’s, Lowe’s and Home Depot NO one has heard of them
Does anyone know about an web sites that sale them
Are you able to order them online through the link in the post?
Awesome tip! I’m glad I saw this. Will try it out. Thanks.
Glad to help out Katrina!
These are available at Home Depot for 10.95 each. I love the idea. It really makes a difference in your home.
I love this idea. I just changed mine all out about a year ago. The one thing I will say is, we found several outlets that were in bad shape once we started to switch them out because my property is older. Just a thought that sometimes it’s a good idea to see what’s behind the walls.
Thanks Krys good advice.
TayMac makes switch covers
Thanks for sharing!
Do they make the ones with the toggles for outlets that have 3 light switches?
I, unfortunately, have only seen these for electrical outlets/plug-ins.