Monday, September 23, 2013

Larger Switch Plates Cover More Wall Space

A year ago we got a dog. Because we rescued her from the pound, we weren't sure exactly what breeds she had mixed in her, but we were told she'd get big. Very big. At the time, we had a small dog door which we knew she'd soon outgrow. To me, aesthetics are very important, so not just any dog door would do. After lots of research, we purchased what I considered to be the best (and best looking) dog door in the market. That was the easy part.

Next came the 2-day installation process and the worst mess the interior of my home has ever seen. In the early stages, while the guys were still mapping out their plan of attack, they discovered an unused outlet that was just sitting inside the wall. The previous home owners must have stashed it in there when they installed the original dog door. After I selected the perfect spot for this new outlet to be installed, they went a little nuts with the saw and I ended up with a hole in my wall that the outlet cover didn't cover. Thanks a lot guys!

Throughout the tedious installation process (in which a lot of things went wrong), this oversize hole in my wall was the easiest issue to fix. Turns out, even professionals make this mistake. A lot more often than you'd think. So, all it took was one extra large outlet cover and that little eye sore was gone.

In the end, the dog door turned out great. Especially after we built a frame to go around it.

Whatever the story behind the extra large hole in your wall, quickly find the solution with oversized wall plates at Kyle Switch Plates. You'll find a ton of different configurations of larger sized switch plates in an impressive selection of finishes. All quality switch plates made right here in the USA.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Switch Plates & Electrical Devices Made Easy

We've been around for a loooong time. So we were long overdue for a total overhaul of our website. After months and months of preparation, we've just launched our updated specialty site dedicated solely to switch plates and electrical devices (previously found at Kyle Design).

Kyle Switch Plates can be found at

Everything you need to replace your old wall plates, switches and outlets is available on our brand new, easy-to-navigate website.

And to make things even easier, we've got tips for avoiding common mistakes which will help make your home DIY project easier.

Visit Decoding Switch Plates & Electrical Devices to get a grip on the terminology the electrical industry uses to describe certain types of switchplates and devices - that will make your shopping a breeze!

Whether you're looking for standard or oversized switch plates in 17 quality finishes, matching switches and outlets, low voltage lighting or our custom decorative wall plates, you'll find everything you need and more to transform the look and feel of your home. Check us out!