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Universal height for outlets

A basic UD standard to limit bending, stooping or reaching. No outlets lower than 18 inches or switches higher than 40 to 44 inches. Thermostats and other controls at the upper limit may on occasion be placed at 48 inches.
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Sometimes just moving the location or adding a single outlet to a room in a prime spot can make all the difference. Paniagua says installing a new wall outlet in a strategic spot would run about $300.
Another major safety issue is electrical outlets. They are often at perfect eye level for crawling babies, and they can be dangerous indeed. Avoid the old-style plug-in safety caps, as they can present a choking hazard, and little fingers often have no trouble extricating them from the outlet. Use sliding safety latches instead …

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patgilman added this to Auburn
July 4, 2014
for outlet heights
miso1 added this to moving adding electrical outlets
May 1, 2014
BuilderFishSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Sometimes just moving the location or adding a single outlet to a room in a prime spot can make all the difference. Paniagua says installing a new wall outlet in a strategic spot would run about $300.
tshimomi added this to kitchen
February 28, 2014
higher outlets!
skyemj6 added this to skyemj6's ideas
February 27, 2014
this too
Nevin Stoltzfus added this to Safety Locks
February 26, 2014
Sliding Safety Latches for Outlets
mitchtrevor added this to MasterBath2
January 15, 2014
Interesting paneling look. Wouldn't need wood in the panel, just the trim.
harriskat added this to Kathy's
January 15, 2014
Drawer for charging with multiple outlets
amcho62 added this to amcho62's ideas
January 14, 2014
Trim work
evelyn1111 added this to Outlets
January 13, 2014
Strategic outlets
Leslie M added this to Bathrooms
January 13, 2014
I want an outlet for a dustbuster in the master bathroom; and maybe in the girls' bathroom, too; must have way to vacuum hair!
Mary Henderson added this to mary_henderson267's ideas
January 13, 2014
Idea for james
leo52 added this to trim
January 13, 2014
Simple trim
g2odssam added this to Electrical
January 12, 2014
Having plenty of electrical outlets throughout home and garage is desired
ljstemple added this to Bedroom Ideas
January 12, 2014
plugs on each side of bed to turn off overhead lights without getting out of bed.
Judy Squires Savage added this to WebUser871's ideas
January 12, 2014
outlet plugs
sandraballantine added this to sandraballantine's Ideas
January 12, 2014
$300.00 estimate to add outlets.
barbmarcell added this to POWER OUTLETS
January 12, 2014
Sometimes just moving the location or adding a single outlet to a room in a prime spot can make all the difference. Paniagua says installing a new wall outlet in a strategic spot would run about $300.
cynthiamitchell added this to FInishes
January 12, 2014
matching electrical outlets to the area around it
lotiwoods added this to electrical and Lighting
January 11, 2014
Height of outlet
H & K INTERIORS added this to Universal
January 10, 2014
raised outlet
lmarchand added this to Baths
December 8, 2013
height of outlets
decoratemyhouseideas added this to Small detail tricks
October 2, 2013
Universal design switch. No bending down
donalbain added this to universal design examples
January 20, 2013
electrical outlets & switch locations could be done cheaply and not harm overall market apeal
Linda Nudell added this to kitchen
November 4, 2012
A basic UD standard to limit bending, stooping or reaching. No outlets lower than 18 inches or switches higher than 40 to 44 inches. Thermostats and other controls at the upper limit may on occasion be placed at 48 inches.
Elyn's Library added this to Universal Design (aka "accessible") Ideas
October 27, 2012
Good idea for outlets.
Cheerful Blonde added this to UNIVERSAL DESIGN
September 7, 2012
OH YEA, DON'T FORGET!
jh123 added this to universal design
July 25, 2012
Electrical outlets are not placed too low. I actually like them a little higher than this.
The Pugh Group New Home Division added this to Universal Design - Age in Place
July 23, 2012
UD Design
itsmeruth added this to itsmeruth's ideas
May 27, 2012
outlet
BuilderFish added this to Better Living (Universal Design)
May 23, 2012
Looks pretty basic, but a cornerstone of universal design is placing outlets no lower than 18 inches (and switches no higher than 40-44") and preferably positioned to the resident's preference. This enables ease of use and convenience seated or standing and prevents bending and stooping.
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