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The Differences between Plastic and Metal Switch Plates

The Differences between Plastic and Metal Switch Plates

Unless you’ve switched them out yourself, the wall plates in your home are probably made of white plastic. Most people don’t even pay enough attention to those plates to consider that another material option is out there, but metal switch plates can really change things up in your home. Here are some key differences between plastic and metal switch plates: Durability – Plastic can crack if struck, or even if you tighten one of those screws a little too much. Metal, on the other hand, is much more durable. It’s not going to crack, chip, or break. Color retention –...

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Easy Upgrades for Your Home's Interior

Easy Upgrades for Your Home's Interior

We all want a Pinterest-worthy house. Unfortunately, those houses you pin for home décor inspiration probably cost thousands of dollars and significant work to decorate. The average homeowner simply doesn’t have the time or the budget to make their house look like it was pulled straight out of a magazine. But if you’re itching to upgrade your home while sticking to your budget, here are a few simple ideas that you might consider. Change Your Switch Plates Switch plate covers are in every room of your home, so whether you’re looking to upgrade a single room or the entire house,...

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Your Guide to Switch Plate Covers

Your Guide to Switch Plate Covers

When you think of a switch plate, we can probably guess the image that comes to mind: A white rectangle of plastic surrounding a single toggle switch, with one screw visible both above and below the switch. Considering the fact that these are the go-to standard in homes, it’s not surprising that this is what you picture. But switch plates actually come in a lot more varieties than that. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of switch plate covers available. Types of Wall Plates For starters, wall plates aren’t just for light switches. Here are the basic...

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How to Make Your Own Custom Switchplates

How to Make Your Own Custom Switchplates

Light switch covers are such a small detail in your home. But, as most people know, the little details can often make a massive difference in the style and décor of your room. There are many different style options out there for switch plates, but if you want something genuinely customized, you can also try making your own. Here are a few ways you can design your custom switch plates. Cutting Them Yourself If you have some woodworking skills, cutting a light switch cover is not overly complicated. You’ll need a relatively thin piece of wood and the right power...

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What Is the Difference Between Plastic and Metal Switchplates?

What Is the Difference Between Plastic and Metal Switchplates?

Most homes have plastic switch plates installed in their homes. This is a default material used by builders because it's inexpensive and easy to buy in bulk. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's the best option. Metal offers many advantages over plastic screwless wall plates. Keep reading to learn the critical differences between these two materials. Durability The most significant advantage that metal switch plates offer over plastic is their durability. While switch plates don't experience too much wear and tear, they can be cracked under certain circumstances. Most commonly, plastic switch plates will crack if you screw them on...

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