An Easy Switch to Upgrade Your Home

I’ve been lucky enough to visit quite a few million dollar plus homes lately and I’m sharing ONE thing they all have – and you can have too!

When it comes to luxury living, the details are key.

All the new construction, quality homes are putting in high end fixtures and sparing no detail. Now, whenever I consult on remodels, renovations or new homes, I always make a note to use nice outlets and switches.

Our home in the Chicago suburbs is pretty cookie cutter overall. BUT we’ve been making small changes here and there to make it feel more upscale.

I’m excited to share some of the upgrades with you, including this improvement we did with Legrand’s Adorne collection.

We have been switching out light switches, dimmers and outlets. These little upgrades go along way!

After all, these ARE things we touch and use on a daily basis so why not make them fancy?

Focusing on our main level first, we have easily swapped out our old light switches and regular outlets for more functional, better, and better looking ones.

Our Legrand dual light switch dimmers in our main living area

Our favorites from the Legrand Adorne Collection:

Dimmer switches

I’m a big fan of dimmer switches everywhere. In fact, one of first things I do whenever we move is replace the light switches to dimmers.

It’s all about creating an ambience and the easiest way to do that is with lighting. The main living room, dining room and bathrooms are always the first to be changed to dimmers.

Dual-USB outlets

I’m currently charging 4 things in ONE outlet (pictured below!). My laptop computer, iPhone, iPad, AND camera charger.

The USB outlets are great for small spaces, or for the spaces that many people like to spend time in. For some reason, this corner in our sunroom is a favorite in our house! 🙂

The dual-USB outlets are a luxury (and a must!) for a busy family

Charging 4 things in one outlet

Pop Out Outlets

The Pop Out outlets have three plugs and basically disappear in the wall. Plus they are child proof!

We are still in the process of getting these switched out. Next on our list!

You can purchase these outlets and more here!



Next on our list (and what I am MOST excited about) are pop out outlets. I’m giving away 5 Pop out outlets  (valued at over $260!!). 

ENTER TODAY by sending me a message and subscribe to Shining on Design’s email list.

I’ll be announcing the winner here on Monday, March 18th. Open to anyone in the US ages 18+.

Note: Many people install these themselves at home! We gave it a try but do need to have a professional come back because of the way our electrical boxes are in the rooms we want them. Just a heads up. Depending on yours, you may be able to install them yourself using this video tutorial. Legrand is known for making an easy to use and easy to install product but it’s also nice to hire someone too!



Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference and I couldn’t be more thrilled with this little change we’ve been making!

I’m hoping to keep the momentum here with these small home upgrades so let me know if YOU have made an easy switch lately that has made a BIG difference!

Thanks for reading – and be sure to check back on March 18th to see who wins!

Here’s a quick little video recap of this post! I am still learning how to make videos but gave it a try since Legrand asked (and they were SO patient while I put this post together – thank you Legrand!!). Any tips to create videos? Please send them my way!

Samantha Regan


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  1. 3.7.19
    Kylie H said:

    Great idea to switch out light switches for dimmers. Love those usb outlets too! Fingers crossed I win the pop out ones!