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Fall Night Lights for End of Daylight Savings 2014

Posted by Kyle Design on October 30, 2014

The other night my husband and I went out to dinner and on our way out the door I thought we were eating really late. But once I buckled up, a quick glance at the dashboard clock corrected me – it only felt late because it was already dark outside. And as I looked at the calendar on my phone, I realized it’s about to get darker a lot earlier because Daylight Savings ends this weekend on Sunday, November 2nd.

I’ve already decorated my home for Fall (loving the scent of my pumpkin spice candles!) and it’s about time to start using my Fall night lights. I hate coming home to a dark house in the evenings so I always leave a night light on in my kitchen. Whether you’re looking to add some light to a dark bathroom, hallway or kitchen, you’ll love creating your own custom night light at Kyle Design.

fall-night-lights-customize-yours-kyle-designKyle’s decorative night lights are handcrafted with her etched metal artwork and custom stained glass. Each elegant light is created just for you – choose the elegant amber glass to fit into any warm decor, or get red glass for your kitchen, blue glass for a bathroom or purple if that’s the color of the decor in your home.

The metal etched designs of Fall leaves, trees, nature, hot beverages and more come in a variety of finishes including silver, brass and gold. Kyle’s polished and brushed silver night lights look excellent in trendy homes with gray walls. If you have warmer tones, you’ll enjoy the brushed brass or polished gold night lights.

These Fall themed night lights make excellent gifts for Fall birthdays or as way to thank a host for having you over for a holiday dinner or Thanksgiving. They offer a beautiful way to decorate your home for Fall and are a great alternative to standard, tacky plastic nitelights. As we say goodbye to October and welcome November and December, let’s not let setting our clocks back result in stumbling around in the dark. Order a custom night light from Kyle Design.

(Shown at left: Brass Oak Leaf Night Light with amber stained glass; brushed silver Coffee Night Light with cobalt blue glass.)

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Designer Dilemma: Oil Rubbed Bronze Switch Plates

Posted by Kyle Design on May 2, 2011

If you’re anything like us here at Kyle Switch Plates, then you notice the small details in everything and every where you go. From flooring, to wall art and cabinet hardware, your eye is trained to pick up the beauty in every room and see hidden potential in even the “ugliest” of things. When you first enter someone’s home or business you are immediately introduced to their sacred space. A home and even a small business are a true representation of our inner and outer self, and our choice in metals, wall color, furniture and accessories say more about our personalities than you may think.

Recently, oil rubbed bronze has been a popular metal choice for homeowners and small business owners when choosing light fixtures, faucets and door hardware. But let’s not forget the most obvious and necessary accessory: switch plates. What many don’t know is that you can customize switch plates to match all the fixtures in your space so that they fit right in and contribute to your personal style. Oil rubbed bronze switchplates are the perfect finishing touch in any work area or social space because they add a hint of elegance and enhance your room without being intrusive.

Gone are the days when a homeowner had to settle for boring, white plastic wall plates which stick out like sore thumbs against patterned wallpaper or faux finished walls. Plastic plates are infamous for cracking and severely yellowing over the years. But with metal plates, you don’t have to worry about damage issues and replacement for years to come, allowing you to enjoy your home (and purchase) without concern. Investing in bronze wall covers is like proclaiming a fashion statement for your personal or work space while showing off your attention to detail.

If you’re worried about configurations and mismatching electrical devices, Kyle Switch Plates offers a wide array of switch plate sizes and openings as well as flattering brown electrical devices to blend seamlessly. From oversized to hard-to-find switch covers, you’re likely to find all the plates you need for a designer look at Kyle Switch Plates.

Building a custom home or launching a new business? Consider these desirable wall plates if you’re investing in oil rubbed bronze hardware or decorating in an “old world” or vintage style. In example, a hip local coffee shop with bronze pendant lighting and antique furnishings would be a great fit for this timeless finish. Oiled bronze plates will demonstrate to your customers that not only do you care about your public image but that you don’t mind going the extra mile.

So whether you’re remodeling your kitchen and aiming for a “rustic” look or opening a trendy coffee shop, if you’re worried about mixing metals and want to stick with a theme we highly recommend these affordable oil rubbed bronze switchplates to complete your vision. And when you have people asking whether you worked with an interior designer, you’ll proudly be able to proclaim that you did this all on your own.

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How To Add Color Without Painting

Posted by Kyle Design on March 9, 2011

Unique Custom Night Lights Add A Great Colorful Accent To Any Room

Unique Custom Night Lights Add A Great Colorful Accent To Any Room

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Sun Catchers Add A Beautiful Pop Of Color To Your Space

Eggshell. Ivory. Pearl. It’s a well known fact that neutral colors are safe – they go well with everything, allowing for ultimate flexibility in decorating and they’re simply low maintenance, which is great when you don’t have the time or money to spend on home decor makeovers. However, too much white or beige can be overwhelming at times, so it’s a good idea to add some color to your home for dimension and personality. While painting can sometimes be expensive, time-consuming or relatively daunting for those who don’t particularly enjoy do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, you can find hassle-free ideas on how to add color without painting such as the following helpful tips and tricks:

Show Off Your Interests With Custom Designer Switch Plates

Decorate your switch plates with cool custom images and colors that reflect your interests.

1. Add colorful lighting. Striking stain glass night lights are both fashionable and functional – customize a night light with a decorative design image and beautiful stain glass color that matches the decor of a given room for a cool personal touch.

2. Take advantage of natural lighting. Hanging creative etched metal sun catchers can add a gorgeous burst of color to any room when the sun is shining at its brightest.

3. Decorate your switch plates and home appliances. Add personalized design patterns and vibrant colors to your switch plates to create stylish decorative wall plate covers. Or use practical organizing accessories like strong art glass magnet clips around your kitchen or office for subtle, yet creative works of art.

Need to replace your home appliances? Popular appliance manufacturers are now integrating vibrant colors like Blackberry (Eggplant Purple) and Lemongrass (Spring Green) into their product lines – forget stainless steel and add some personality to your kitchen, laundry room or bath with a jazzy refrigerator or bold washer and dryer set!

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Classy Home Decor Ideas: Vintage Push Button Switch with Black Knob Overlays

Posted by Kyle Design on March 5, 2010

Exclusively From Kyle Switch Plates: Antique Style Push-Button Devices with Black Accent Color Knobs

If you pay attention to detail like I do, you’ll see these push button switches make a cameo in the newest Hunger Games movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The movie is set in some unknown time in the future, yet these old-fashioned switches are mostly found in older homes today.

One of our most frequently asked questions: “How can I make push button switches match my current home décor without the shimmery pearlized knob buttons?” (shown above).

Black Antique Reproduction Single Pole Push Button Light Switches

Black Antique Reproduction Single Pole Push Button Light Switches

Our answer: Old-Fashion Black Aluminum Color Knobs for Push Buttons, available exclusively from Kyle Switch Plates. Offered in single pole, 3 way, 4 way, dual single pole and 300 or 600 Watt dimmer configurations, each original, eye-catching device is a wonderful way to make your interior design come together in a stately and sophisticated way.

Perfect for those wanting the classic accents appeal of a pushbutton light switch with a simpler and uniform look, our customized old-fashioned pushbuttons with black-colored knobs are sure to add an elegant, cohesive look to your existing home fashions. Great to add Victorian or Arts and Crafts era style to any room: kitchens, bathrooms, living and family rooms, bedrooms, offices and more!

These sleek black push button switches look great with our Antique Brass push button switch plates, as well as our stainless steel and polished brass cover plates. Click to view all push button switch plate finishes and find the right combination for your home’s decor.

Color Knob Antique Style Push Button Light Switches

Color Knob Antique Style Push Button Light Switches

If black’s too boring for your taste, you’ll want to check out our colored push button knobs  – purple, blue, red, brown, gray or green.

Renovating an estate or buying a home that needs some TLC? Explore more of our innovative push-button creations and solutions for home decorating by visiting Push Buttons and Dimmers for Lights and Pushbutton Switch Plates.

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S.F. Bay-Friendly Garden Tour April 26th – Earth Week Tips for California Gardening

Posted by Kyle Design on April 25, 2009

Kelys Garden in Fremont, CA, features a gorgeous glass tile fountain with water lilies

Kely's Garden in Fremont, CA, features a gorgeous glass tile fountain with water lilies

Another excellent Earth Week event is the 6th Annual Bay Friendly Garden Tour is happening tomorrow April 26, 2009, around the San Francisco Bay Area and my sister, Kely, (Kyle, rearranged!) is one of the participants this year. In fact, Kely’s garden in Fremont is the one featured on the Bay-Friendly Garden Tour flier, with shots of her fountain and succulent garden.

Kely has a huge lemon tree, hammock and succulent garden which create a peaceful place to enjoy nature.

Kely has a huge lemon tree, hammock and succulent garden which create a peaceful place to enjoy nature.

Water Feature – Her garden is absolutely gorgeous, with a glass tile water fountain in blue, green and aqua shades. The fountain also provides water for wildlife and the resident goldfish eat mosquito larvae.

Organic Garden – Kely’s garden is pesticide-free. She has an organic kitchen garden with vegetables, fruit trees, edible nasturtiums (used in salads) and herbs. Other areas of her garden have bamboo, bearded irises, Japanese maples, and grasses. A huge lemon tree planted about 90 years ago provides shade over a hammock slung between posts of an arbor. Her garden is colorful, calm, and environmental conscious.

Native Plants – Kely has made an effort to create a beautiful yet environmentally-friendly garden. Her succulent garden is a gorgeous mix of chartreuse and pink-gray plants. A couple of years ago she redid her front garden, removing the water-thirsty grass lawn and replacing it with a mix of native California plants and other drought-tolerant bushes, (except for her roses, which she couldn’t give up.) She had landscape designer Tom Wilhite of Green Man Garden Design create a drought-tolerant cottage garden site plan for it with gorgeous results. He created pathways past plants with interesting textures and colors. The contrast of the California poppies and lavender bushes is particularly stunning.

Kyle Designs Garden Gate Holiday Ornament - A beautiful gift for those who love gardening and going green.

Kyle Design's Garden Gate Holiday Ornament - A beautiful gift for those who love gardening and going green.

Kid Friendly – Her daughter loves playing in the garden now because of all the interesting insects – butterflies, bees, ladybugs – that are constantly at work. Children playing hide-and-seek can hide behind the big miscanthus transmorrisonensis. They makes posies with the flowers and everyone loves how fragrant all the plants and flowers are. The kid-friendly arbor also has a swing in addition to the hammock. The kids spend a lot of time outdoors now!

Every drop of water is important in states like California which are facing drought.

Every drop of water is important in states like California which are facing drought.

Save Water, Save Money – Kely has used a variety of earth-friendly techniques. She installed a drip system and sheet mulching. To help retain the water, she first covered the drip lines with a newspaper barrier then mulch on top of that. Frequent mulching keeps water usage low. All these are important gardening tips for drought-stricken Californians. She has water-permeable walkways with inset solar lighting. These walkways help protect local watersheds because permeable paving helps prevent runoff. She also reused the concrete walkways that were torn out, turning them into pavers, and thereby reducing waste in garden. She conserves water by planting perennials and saves energy with deciduous trees (Sycamore, Japanese Maples) that shade the house in the summer and provide light in winter.

Registration for the garden tour is now closed for this year but if you’d like to be notified about next year’s tour, be sure to sign up at StopWaste.org.

Vegetable Garden Business Card Holder - A great way to promote organic gardening techniques

Vegetable Garden Business Card Holder - A great way to promote organic gardening techniques

If you’re looking for more unique gifts for gardeners, please visit Kyle Design’s Gardening Gifts page. You’ll find Christmas ornaments, sunglasses cases, jewelry, business card holders and more in nature theme designs like water, gardening tools, ladybugs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and bamboo.

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Brown Switch Plates, Electrical Devices – Large Wall Plate Selection New at Kyle Design

Posted by Kyle Design on April 20, 2009

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Update: Kyle Design has launched it’s new site dedicated to switch plates and electrical devices: Kyle Switch Plates.

Finally! By popular request, Kyle Switch Plates is now selling brown switch plates, outlet covers and matching brown electrical switches. And we are stocking them in a wide range of standard sized wall plates as well as those hard-to-find oversize switch plate sizes.

Brown Wall Plates for Natural Harmony and Tranquility

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Rich Brown Switch Plates

Our light switch wall plates are a rich mahogany brown that is beautiful with the natural, tranquil look in room decor that is a growing trend in 2009. These neutral colors evoke calm and warmth, creating spaces that are comforting and inviting, an especially important feeling for home owners facing a challenging housing market. Brown switch plates are the right finishing touch against wood paneling or walls painted in earthy hues, natural wheat colors, rich cranberry shades or warm tropical tones.

Real Switch Plates for Real Homes

Ever notice something missing in those magazine spreads for room design ideas or on the design resources gallery pages on paint manufacturer’s web sites? All the switch plates have been airbrushed out of the photos! Get real. This is simply weird and not at all possible in actual homes. Besides, decorative switch plates can play an important roll in bringing elements of a room together. When done right, they add to the look. Why are those professional designers so lame that they can’t even figure out how to do that? IMHO, they need to shop at Kyle Switch Plates – I have some very sophisticated decorative wall plates as an alternative to the classic metal switch plates shown here.

Brown switch plates and electrical devices can harmonize without drawing the eye, giving rooms a cohesive, understated look. Furthermore, light switch plates can provide a small, appropriate decorative accent that unifies decor within a room. Brown wall plates are an affordable, realistic solution to redecorating a home.

Current Design Trends

Current looks reflect rich wooden furnishings, wood molding and trims, neutral window treatments, warm-toned fabric colors and earthy wall paint finishes like mocha, chocolate brown, cinnamon bark, autumn harvest, pepper spice and ancient bronze. Major room elements such as wood tables and chairs provide a solid foundation, and nature based paint colors (and the neutral switchplates that go best with them) help create a cohesive look. Brown switch plates look great with neutral color schemes, country style homes, Southwest decor and Retro looks.

Coordinating Electrical Devices

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Brown Switches for Brown Switch Plates

Real homes also have practical electrical needs. Maybe you need a single device that can control three or even four lights. Or a brown electrical device that has a small light and outlet all on one housing. Don’t let wiring issues prevent you from choosing the best wall plates for your room. Kyle Switch Plates stocks brown electrical switches and receptacles to help you meet code and solve all your electric supply challenges.

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Discount Light Switch Plates – Cheap Way to Cover Contractor Mistakes

Posted by Kyle Design on July 21, 2008

Cheap White Switch Plates When Minor Imperfections Dont Matter

Cheap White Switch Plates When Minor Imperfections Don't Matter

An ongoing issue for us at Kyle Design is what to do with our slightly imperfect light switch plates and electrical outlet covers. We offer a 15% discount on our regular switchplates, but wanted to offer better pricing on our irregulars. This week we started offering these perfectly usable switchplates on sale. Right now they are available in affordable boxes of 50 plates in mixed sizes, although we are open to requests for sizes if we have them.

Here at the studio we are very picky and reject cover plates if they have noticeable marks. They still meet code and look attractive but generally have some minor scratches, dents or defects in the paint. Sizes may include toggle, outlet, Decora rocker, oversized, cable, blank, jumbo, multiple gang, phone or combination sizes.

On Sale Black Switchplates - Perfect For DIY Crafts Projects

On Sale Black Switchplates - Perfect For DIY Crafts Projects

My staff and I have periodic discussions about the best way to dispose of these plates. Do we throw them away? Recycle them? Sell them by size? Sell them by color? Now, I did not want to spend hours and hours cataloging each plate, photographing it, processing the image for the web and creating a product to put on our site. WAY too time-consuming for something inexpensive that I’m trying to sell cheaply.

Even recycling the switchplate covers seemed wasteful because the blemishes are often very hard to see, or nearly impossible from a distance. The more we thought about it, the more we realized that there are many people who could use plates like these:

Inexpensive Switch Plates for Building Contractors: These discount wall plates are great to have on hand for contractor mistakes: cover emergency “situations” or finish large projects on time. It is quite common for a job to change, for an installation problem to come up or for an error to be made where a different size switch plate is then needed.

Discount Ivory Light Switch Plates Make Redecorating Affordable

Discount Ivory Light Switch Plates Make Redecorating Affordable

Having a variety of sizes on hand make it easy to switch out a wall panel, hide a contractor mistake or cover a box opening that was cut too large, or be able to quickly get all the electrical boxes covered before inspection. This is a very common situation – a customer changes their mind, a beam is in the way, built-up paint around a current plate chips when removed – the list goes on. We hear about all of them here at Kyle Design, and we can help. We’ve made it our business to stock those difficult to find plates, and hard-to-find inserts to adapt the plates for different needs.

Even better, this might be a great way to request a discount odd-sized switch plate cover and get a lot of other usable sizes at the same time. For example, if you need a simple 7 gang toggle switch plate you can request that we include one in the box and ask us to contact you if such plate is not available. The price may be comparable to the single plate alone. This is a really good deal! Just contact us if you have any questions.

Cheap DIY Crafts Projects: These are exactly the types of switch plates that work well for do-it-yourself crafts projects. Sometimes, it is easier and cheaper to practice new techniques or styles on a bargain item. Learn how to work with your materials, practice embellishing plates with jewels, stones, paints, ribbons, etc. to get your look down. And if your technique can cover up those slight defects, then all the better. No need to spend a fortune just to hide it anyway!

Wallpaper Covered Light Switch Plates are Easy to Make

Wallpaper Covered Light Switch Plates are Easy to Make

Affordable Home Decorating with Matching Switch Plate Covers: Perhaps you’d like your light cover plates to match the wallpaper or paint on your walls. These plates work great for covering with wallpaper. I even show you fast, no-mess, step-by-step instructions on how to easily upholster switch plates with wall paper or other decorative papers here: Quick Instructions: How To Cover Light Switch Plates With Fabric or Wallpaper.

Easy Online Shopping at Kyle Design: So right now, we are offering these discounted switchplates in three finishes: White Discount Switch Plates, Black Discount Switch Plates and Ivory Discount Switchplates. Better yet, we offer inexpensive flat rate ground shipping, so we will ship you the whole box of wall cover plates for a great price. We don’t nickel and dime you with surprise “handling” costs or outrageous per item shipping costs showing up in your cart. You can see exactly what you are paying when you put an item in your shopping cart. No need to fill out all your billing and shipping information to find out what the total cost will be, either. (The only exception is air freight shipping. If you decide you must receive your order immediately and select Next Day, 2nd Day or 3 Day air shipping, we will weigh your box and send you an updated order confirmation with the actual costs reflected on it – that way you can decide just how urgently you need those coverplates.)

These light switch cover plates are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last (although we are finding more every day), so if you are needing a specific hard-to-find-size, it is probably best to contact us sooner rather than later for best selection.

Mission Period Decorative Light Switch Plates and Outlet Covers in Most Sizes

Mission Period Decorative Light Switch Plates and Outlet Covers in Most Sizes

Now, we still have our beautiful, first quality light switch plates and outlet covers in 15 different metal finishes and more than 130 sizes in some finishes (White, Satin Stainless Steel) so you can find just the right wallplate for any project you are working on, plus we have creative solutions for the extremely odd plate configuration or phone/cable/internet communication setup you may be installing.

Plus, we have a collection of very popular designer switchplates in styles such as Art Deco, Greene and Greene style Mission Period, Cats, Dogs, Celtic Knots, Butterflies, Bubbles, Flowers, Vine Patterns, Modern Milano – in other words, original designs that range from antique to contemporary. Our wall cover plates are available in more than 50 decorative sizes and come with matching screws as well. Check us out at Kyle Design!

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Antique Reproduction Push Button Switch Plates, Switches, Dimmers

Posted by Kyle Design on April 11, 2008

Shop Push Button Switches & Cover Plates

Another emerging trend for us is the renewed interest in push button switch plates and switches that were popular in the early 20th century in American Craftsman bungalows, Arts and Crafts style homes and Victorian era houses. They recently popped up in the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and there are whole magazines devoted to those interested in remodeling, restoring and maintaining these beautiful turn-of-the-century homes, including American Bungalow, Victorian Home, etc., and we have good news for those of you who appreciate old-fashioned style touches.

After much searching, we are excited to have found a current manufacturer of these old-fashioned push button devices. We now happily can offer the pushbutton devices in single pole push-button light switches, 3 way push button light switches and 600W pushbutton light dimmer switches (to name a few) with great prices. These antique reproduction switches are designed to work with both existing wiring in homes undergoing restoration as well as with new electrical wiring in modern homes.

My sister lives in a 1920 built Craftsman Bungalow that she has been renovating for the last 10 years. Her home still has some of the existing push button plates and switches. She chose to keep these switches when she had the electric wiring redone because she wanted to maintain the original look and feel of the electrical devices of the period.

But being true to the period doesn’t mean you have to give up newer innovations. One modern convenience is the push button style light dimmer switch. The top knob on these dimmers turns the device on and off, while the bottom button can be rotated to dim the lights.

In addition, we have expanded our selection of push button switchplates to include more finishes and sizes. We carry the one gang single pushbutton switch plates in 14 metal finishes including black, white, ivory, satin stainless steel, polished chrome, polished brass, polished copper, brushed brass, antique brass, brushed bronze, oil rubbed bronze, dark oiled bronze, satin aluminum and brushed aluminum. In addition, we carry two gang double push-button switch plates, triple pushbutton cover plates and even a four gang push-button wall plate in white. All priced to be affordable so your renovation project doesn’t go over budget.

Decorative Push Button Light Switch Covers

Be sure to check out our decorative push button switch plates as well. These decorator switch covers are available in a range of patterns -from antique to modern designs.

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Custom Engraved Organizing Labels – Do It with Style!

Posted by Kyle Design on August 16, 2007

Custom Engraving Labels in Brass and BlackHave you decided to get organized? Out with the clutter, and everything in its own place? Looking for some organizing tips and ideas? Well, this latest edition to the Kyle Design line of organizing products for home and office will help you keep all your stuff where it belongs in an attractive way. Organizing product don’t have to be ugly!

We’re just introducing our new metal Custom Engraved Name Plate Labels. We can engrave whatever you need on them – vacation dates, drawer contents, someone’s name – your choice. These are a classier, more professional way to label kitchen cabinet doors, drawers, photo frames, light switch plates, jewelry boxes, file cabinets, etc. Whatever you’d like to add a title, ID label or name. And so much more attractive than a plastic label from a label maker machine. Organizing tip: If you label something, you are more likely to keep assigned items in that spot and less likely to fill it with clutter that doesn’t belong. That will make putting things away and finding them again faster and easier!

Custom Engravable Name Plates for Home OrganizationThese metal organizing labels come in two sizes and in two finishes: black and brass. Both kinds are made of anodized aluminum with neatly finished edges. When engraved through the black or brass finishes, the natural silvery aluminum color shows through for contrast. We provide industrial strength double-stick tape for attaching the tags. Just make sure the surface is clean, dry and smooth, and they should stick just fine. They will work on metal, wood and plastic surfaces, as well as most glossy painted surfaces as well.Light Switch Plates with Engraved Indentification Tag

The smaller ID labels are 1-5/8″ x 3/8″ and can be engraved with up to 22 characters. They will work on any size light switch plate or outlet cover, whether toggle or Decora rocker, one gang or ten. The length was especially chosen to work with multiple gang switchplates, so each switch can have its own nameplate without interfering with adjoining switches. Here we show the black ID nameplate on our Dark Bronze Light Switch Plates.

Medium Engraving Labels on Picture FrameThe larger ID tags are 2″ x 1/2″ and can be engraved with up to 28 characters or with larger letters. (Just keep in mind, the longer the text string, the smaller the letter height.) These labels will work on a single toggle switch plate, either above or below the switch, and even above or below the screws.

While these organizing tags are perfect for both the home or office, they are especially appreciated in a guest house or vacation rental. Knowing where things belong or which switch controls what device would be very helpful to visitors. Commonly requested phrases for cabinets have been “Recycling”, “Garbage”, “Cups”, etc. On light switch plates, we expect identifiers such as “Fan”, “Light”, “Disposal” and “Porch” to be popular.

Decorative Crest Stamp Holder for Dispensing Postage StampsPlease be sure to visit our site for other creative ways to organize and beautify your home or office. We specialize in turning the everyday objects into mini works of art. See more at Kyle Design.

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New Bubble Switch Plates – Fun Home Decor Lighting Accessories

Posted by Kyle Design on August 13, 2007

Bubble Cover Plates

Hot this year are bubbles, circles and other bold geometrics. In keeping with this style, I’ve just introduced my new Bubbles Light Switch Plates. These fun switch plate covers add style and pop to an otherwise boring piece of home hardware. Home lighting and light switch plates have come a long, long way.

This design works well in game rooms (reminiscent of balls), in bathrooms (think bubble bath) , kitchens (something good bubbling on the stove), kids’ rooms (everyone likes blowing bubbles) or in any room where you want to keep the mood light and fun.

 

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Unique Abstract Circle Switch Plates

Even better, this pattern comes in over 50 different wall plate sizes! (Did you even know there were that many needed?!) Kyle Switch Plates custom makes each one to order based on the size, color and orientation of your switches (hmmm, is that garbage disposal switch on the left side or the right side of the outlet?) . We make outlets, cable plates, Decora style rocker plates, light switch panels that are up to 10 gang in size (gang refers to the number of positions), telephone jack switchplates, oversize plates, even blanks, and about every possible combination of all of those.

Did I mention colors? Yes, you have a choice of metal colors! Twenty combinations available so you can match your decor. The Bubble design itself is available in Antique Nickel Silver, Antique Copper, Antique Brass and Polished Gold. The back plates are available in Black, White, Ivory, Polished Chrome and Brushed Stainless Steel. Mix and match the design metal and back plate metal to come up with your own unique look.

A bonus for us here at Kyle Switch Plates is that there is always some new size, design or color combination coming through on orders every day.

It makes packing orders fun when you get to see all the cool new creations ordered each day. We often will say something like, “Hey, look at this new switchplate combination! Doesn’t that look great in this design? We’ll have to recommend that.”

If you want to see more of our full selection of cool light switchplates, then be sure to check out Decorative Light Switch Plates in Designer Sizes and Colors.

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