Start Updating old outlets

Updating old outlets

But in recent years, a number of companies have introduced products that help electrical components disappear even further.

Cracked outlet plates will likely become a dust trap and, ultimately, a fire hazard.

Electrical components, such as outlets, light switches and home-automation controls are something of a necessary evil--they interrupt expanses of perfect plaster and decorative wall treatments but are required for everyday functionality.

That's why most designers have a range of techniques for making them less obtrusive, such as installing outlets in baseboards, using floor-mounted outlets and purchasing snap-on screwless wall plates.

Occasionally though, you move into a place that doesn't have a three-prong outlet where you need one, so how do you remedy the situation?