When I began my renovations, over 2 years ago, my plan was to update all the switches and outlets with Legrand Adorne products. This was a very costly decision, but I was determined to make it happen, partially by buying the pieces cheaply (or at least cheaper) on EBay and also by stretching out my purchases to only what I needed room by room. Well, because we’re accelerating to a house sale in the near future, I can’t leave the house only partially updated. So that is requiring me to buy all the Adorne pieces that I need quickly. I’m still doing ok on pricing, but the scale of my purchases are pretty significant.
While finishing up the second bedroom/former office, I realized my lack of product. I rushed and found a lot of 10 wall plates on EBay. $70 right there. That will cover the two bedrooms, but I still have the living room and kitchen. I found a series of lots of wall plates and ordered 14 more – another $70. The next day, I checked my house diagram against my “inventory” and realized I needed 22 outlets and 19 switches yet. Holy shit.
I found a seller with outlets and bought all 22 that I needed – $100. That actually worked out well, because the seller was having a free shipping promo if you bought 6 or more. That saved me over $50. Of course, I would not have even purchased them if I had to pay $50 in shipping!
I just bought 2 fan switch controls for the living room and guest bedroom – $75. So now, I’m on the hunt for light switches. Normal price for them is about $6. That’s $114 at the worst. Then at some point, I will need to confirm that I have enough wall plates for both switches and outlets. Early on, I bought some stainless steel plates for super-cheap. They aren’t super-cheap anymore. Whether I will be able to utilize the metal plates in all the noticeable places is to be seen.