The installation of switches and sockets is a very special part in the decoration of new houses. On the one hand, it involves the point design of hydropower renovation, and hydropower is an extremely important item in home improvement construction projects, while small details like switches and sockets are ignored.
However, the importance of switch sockets must be very clear to every owner. As a household appliance used in daily high frequency, if the planning is not good in the early stage, it may cause more troubles in the future. So, how to design the height and number of switch sockets in each space of the new house?
I. The layout of the switch socket in the entrance
The entrance is the first step to enter the house. The opening light is also set at the beginning of the moving line. Remember not to install the switch socket behind the door, it will be blocked when the door is opened, and the experience will be greatly reduced if the door can only be used after closing.
1. Entrance switch
A double-control switch is installed at the entrance to control the same light with the living room. The height is 130cm from the ground and 15cm from the door to control the entrance and living room lighting.
2. Spare socket
A socket is installed on the side of the entrance cabinet, reserved for electrical appliances such as shoe dryers, and the height is 130cm away from the ground.
II. The layout of the switch socket in the living room
The living room is the main common activity space of the family, and there are many electronic devices and electrical appliances, so the number of sockets is also relatively large, and the installation height also needs special attention. Families with children should also pay attention to choosing sockets with safety doors. To prevent the risk of electric shock.
1. Dual-control switch
The first is the entrance door. It is recommended to install dual-control switches. One switch is at the entrance and the other is in the living room, which is convenient for entering and exiting the lights. The location at the entrance is relatively dark, so you can choose to have LED indicators. The height of the switch is 130cm away from the ground, which is convenient for controlling the lighting in the entrance and living room. The number of other switches is determined according to the type and quantity of the lights.
2. Mobile phone charging
Install USB sockets on both sides of the sofa, and the height is 30cm from the ground. It is convenient for mobile phone charging when resting on the sofa every day; it should be noted that the position should not be blocked by other furniture.
3. Air conditioner socket
The air conditioner is a high-power electrical appliance and needs to be equipped with a 20A socket, and it is determined whether it is a suspended air conditioner or a cabinet air conditioner.
4. TV network socket
At least 2-3 sockets are required at the location where the TV is installed, a computer socket and a satellite socket.
III. The layout of the switch socket in the bedroom
The bedroom is mainly a place to rest and relax. The number of switches and sockets that need to be used will be less than that of the living room, but the location and number of switches and sockets should also be planned in advance to avoid reducing the happiness of life. The number of switches and sockets can meet personal needs. You can also ask an electrician to cut holes in advance and install some blank panels in preparation for adding switches and sockets later.
1. Dual-control switch
Both the entrance door and the bedside of the bedroom need to be installed with dual-control switches, so that you don't have to wake up in the dark, which can always improve the happiness of your home.
2. Bedside socket
One socket with USB is installed on both sides of the bedside, and the height is 70cm away from the ground. It cannot be lower than the bedside table, so as to avoid obstruction and facilitate the charging of mobile phones and bedside lamps.
3. Wardrobe socket
The wardrobe can reserve a socket, the height is about 130cm from the ground.
4. Air conditioner socket
The air conditioner is a high-power electrical appliance. It is best to match the 20A switch control alone, and the height is about 2m from the ground.
5. Dressing table
Two sockets are designed above the dressing table, with a height of 90cm from the ground, reserved for beauty instruments, curling irons and other electrical appliances.
6. TV background wall
Install at least 3 sockets, generally installed inside the TV cabinet, with a height of 30cm from the ground, reserved for TV and other surrounding electrical appliances.
IV. The layout of the switch socket in the dining room
The dining room, like the kitchen, is a place with a lot of various electrical appliances, which requires special attention.
1. Lighting switch
Double-control switch is installed in the restaurant, and the height is 130cm away from the ground.
2. Coffee machine socket
Two sockets with switches are installed above the storage table, which are reserved for coffee machines, water heaters and other electrical appliances, and the height is 20cm away from the table top.
3. Refrigerator socket
The refrigerator is equipped with a socket, the height is 20cm from the ground, and the socket is located on one side of the refrigerator.
4. Ground plug
A ground plug can also be installed under the dining table. It is also very convenient for daily friends to hang out and have a hot pot at home.
V. The layout of the switch socket in the kitchen
The kitchen is the place with the most kinds of electrical appliances, so we should pay special attention to it. We would rather install more than less. Once there is less, there are all kinds of wires everywhere, which is both troublesome and safe. The kitchen is dominated by sockets, and you can even consider sockets with switches, and pay attention to the installation height of the sockets.
Electrical appliances in high places and under the stage (low places) will not be unplugged when they are basically powered on. On the one hand, it is inconvenient to operate. On the other hand, most of them belong to high-frequency use. Most of them have one electrical appliance corresponding to one socket. For countertop appliances, it can be considered that the number of sockets is slightly less than the number of appliances, because they will not be used at the same time; in addition, because countertop appliances often plug and unplug switches with wet hands, it is recommended to install kitchen sockets with switches to avoid electricity risks such as electric shock.
1. Oven socket
Two 45A sockets with switches are installed behind the oven, and the height is 130cm away from the ground, which is convenient for the use of appliances such as ovens and microwave ovens.
2. Refrigerator and range hood
The refrigerator is equipped with a socket with a switch. Note that it should be installed on the side and rear of the refrigerator, with a height of 50cm from the ground, and the height of the range hood socket is 220cm from the ground.
3. Operating table
At least 3 sockets with switches are installed above the operating table, and the height is 30cm away from the table top, which is convenient for the use of various electrical appliances such as rice cookers.
VI. The layout of the switch socket in the toilet
The bathroom sockets are generally low-power devices, such as shavers, electric toothbrushes, hair dryers, etc., ordinary sockets are enough, but high-power ones such as water heaters and washing machines need 20A or 25A switches to be controlled separately. Another problem that needs to be paid attention to in the installation of bathroom sockets is waterproofing. If a waterproof box can be installed, it is necessary.
A socket with a splash-proof cover is installed out of the toilet for future replacement of the smart toilet, and the height is 40cm from the ground.
2. Water heater
The water heater is of high power and needs to be matched with a switch separately, and a socket with a splash-proof cover should be installed. The height is 200cm away from the ground, and it should be installed on the side of the water heater.
3. Washing machine
Like the water heater, the washing machine also needs to be controlled by a separate switch. The washing machine socket is generally 130cm away from the ground, and the height of the socket is a little higher than the water outlet.
4. Washing table
A socket with USB is installed on both sides of the mirror above the washing table, and the height is 30cm away from the table top, for daily use of small electrical appliances such as electric toothbrushes.