Do you think the best house interior design can't be functional? Well, there are many that would agree that the best home interior design is a functional design. SwitchIDs certainly qualify as functional and can easily be incorporated into your home's decor.
Interior home designer, Patricia Orchild uses SwitchIDs throughout the houses she decorates to help her families enjoy their space even more. Part of Patricia’s responsibilities includes managing vendors such as painters, flooring experts, and electricians. Everything needs to be coordinated to achieve the overall aesthetic she is looking for.
One of her favorite new finds has been SwitchID light switch decals. One area Patricia does not have much control over is where switch plates are located and how many switches are at that location. Newer, bigger homes have many lighting elements, fireplaces, fans, etc., so 3, 4, and even 5 switch plates are common. When she does remodel projects, she has even less control of where switches are located. SwitchIDs are invaluable in helping clients feel more comfortable and to learn which switches control which new appliances and lighting fixtures she has installed - certainly helping create the best house interior design possible.
On a recent project, Patricia needed to do a remodel that allowed the homeowners to age in place. This meant creating more of a main floor living space. She added a first-floor master suite that included a bathroom and laundry. It was important to the homeowners that they no longer needed to go downstairs for laundry or upstairs to sleep. In fact, they were going to use the upstairs bedrooms for guests and their daughter who would be their live-in caretaker.
Patricia knew that for both the homeowners and their daughter, being able to navigate the new space and appliances was important. SwitchID labels were perfect because they were easy to understand. They worked with whatever switch panels Patricia used- flat or standard- and were available in a variety of colors and styles. The first time she used them, the client complimented her, and she has used them in every house since.
Upstairs, in the daughter and guest areas, Patricia labeled the updated lighting, as well as the bathroom with appropriate labels. In the new master suite, she marked all the switches that were associated with outlets, as well as the ceiling fan, the ceiling light, and the fireplace. This made their bedroom area a place where they could relax and watch television, or flip on the gas fireplace or fan to create a more comfortable ambiance.
In the new master bath, she labeled the lights, vent fan, closet light switch, and laundry room light, which were all conveniently on the same panel. Keeping all the switches in one location, and having them clearly marked, meant they never had to walk through a dark area, creating a fall hazard.
She was pleased to be able to support her clients’ desire to age in place in their newly remodeled home, thanks in part to SwitchIDs being known as one of the best new house interior design ideas of 2017!
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