One of the things that has been wonderful about our renovation (other than the entire thing) is that the new rooms are up to code in terms of number and placement of electrical outlets and lighting switches. (Once upon a time I had few
good nasty thoughts about “code”.)
Even outside we have a double receptacle at each door including the door to the bedroom from the second floor porch deck.
All the permanent fixtures work and shed sufficient light.
Each room has a switch that controls one electrical receptacle so a lamp may be plugged in and the switch used for immediate light upon entry to the room. In some of the old rooms the light switch controls all the receptacles so if the switch is turned off so is the computer router, air conditioner, etc. Not very convenient.
Awhile ago I rewired these vintage Limoges lamps. Charlie’s lamp is on the entry switch to the bedroom and works great.
I have to use one of the pull chains on my lamp to light up the bulbs. It’s not easy and sometimes I pull the bulb out of the socket.
Recently I took the shade off to secure these sockets again since the pull chain is my only resource for turning on this lamp (unless I use a plug strip with a switch. Why didn’t I think of that before?)
In the mean time I’ve added a small shell lamp to my side table that has 2 levels of brightness which is often perfect for the bedroom especially in the middle of the night when I just need a glow to let me see what I need (like a dose of cough medicine).
All bedroom lights are in working order once again. The convenience is wonderful.
What convenience do you take for granted?