Replacing the Air Vent Covers

In an attempt to freshen up some things around the house, I decided to replace all the outlet covers and switches along with the air vents.

I’d recently painted the walls and I felt like the covers and vents were grimy and discolored.

Everything would look more cohesive and clean if I replaced them all. I hired an electrician to come do the electrical work first. That seemed like the biggest job in my mind and there was no way I could do the work myself. It took the electrician one day of work to replace all the switches, receptacles and outlet covers and I was really happy with how they looked. However, I was a little shocked by the bill. I thought it would be much cheaper than it was, but I was determined to have it done. Since I couldn’t do the electrical work myself, I had to hire someone else to do it. The air vents though, I felt confident enough to do myself. It took me much longer than a day, because I had to measure everything and place my order online. I had no idea there were so many air vent covers to choose from. Not only were the sizes different, but there were different shapes, some were decorative, and some were adjustable. Of course the pricing differed for all of them too. The longest part of the air vent installation was choosing which air vent covers I wanted! Once I had everything selected and it arrived, I was able to easily remove the old covers and put the new ones on.