The installation of sockets and switches raises many questions. How to make sure that extra wires do not get in the way, so that children cannot reach, what if you need to connect a lot of devices? These and other problems are discussed in this article..
Let’s start with the height at which the switches are installed. Previously, they were located at eye level of an adult, but now it is more and more common to locate switches at a height of one meter from the floor. It is more comfortable and ergonomic, also for children.
By the way, if you have children, then hide the wires from wall and other lamps in the wall and bring out the lamp control button. Otherwise, a child who learns the world will reach for an interesting cord and drop the lamp or suffer himself.
For those who forget to turn off the light bulb when leaving the house, we recommend installing a redundant control socket for the switches. Basically, it is a switch at the front door that, in use, turns off or on power sources..
If you decide to install an electric underfloor heating, then place a separate distribution board at a height of 50 cm from the floor, hide the wiring and put the switch in a convenient place.
To adjust the light intensity, you can put a dimmer, which outwardly does not differ much from a conventional switch. It is equipped with a rotary power regulator, but, unfortunately for many, in this case it will not be possible to use energy-saving bulbs..
Now about the technique. Modern people have a lot of equipment — in addition to household appliances, these are mobile phones, e-books, tablet computers, etc. It is best to make a separate shelf for them, behind which to place a “socket of sockets”. The problem will be only in the wires, but it is also easy to deal with it..
As for household appliances, for example, the refrigerator can only be plugged into a wall outlet, the use of extension cords is not possible. Therefore, when making repairs in the kitchen, take into account the length of the cord of the appliance and the location of the refrigerator..
If you want to hang the TV on the wall, then install the «socket of the sockets» at the level of the screen and tuck the cable into the wall. The outlet for such an important device for women as a hairdryer should be located near the mirror, ideally in the bathroom. In this case, the sockets must be fitted with a cover and the wiring must be hidden. If this is not possible, install a power outlet outside the bathtub, for example, on or near the doorframe..
And the last thing. In some houses, interior doors are not very conveniently located. What if you decide to outweigh the door, but find that when you open it, it will hide the switch? Just carry it over. First you need to grind the walls and do all the dirty work, then mount the outlet and switch in the new place and hang the door in a new place..