Starting next week, I begin the nightmare “first floor renovation”. What I come to this group for though, is thoughts on the electrical going into the bathroom, to help minimize the 17,000 switches…
All in all, I am going to have:
2 vanity lights
1 vent fan with light (above shower)
2 recessed lights (one above Jacuzzi, one possibly above toilet)
1 towel warmer
But, when I look at that, I see:
1 switch for vanity lights
1 switch for vent fan
1 switch for vent fan light
1 switch for recessed lights
1 switch for towel warmer
That seems excessive…for a master bathroom.
I realize I could put a smart outlet at the towel warmer, but what is unfortunate about that, is the towel warmer supports direct wiring, so it wouldn’t require an outlet—just the wire to attach to in the wall. I also realize, I could put a micro controller above the vent, but realize that once the drywall is hung, that becomes impossible to get too, and would eventually die out to some zwave communication issue, or even a hub change. (On a side note, i am going to have an outlet put under my vanity for more LED lights… woo!!! this will be activated by a smart switch though, so no switch to toggle).
Typically, I use GE/Jasco switches. But I can’t say I am a huge fan of a 4-5 switch bank along the wall.
Any thoughts, or how are others handling this?