Ok…here’s the deal. My wife wants to put our washer and dryer on a platform so she doesn’t have to bend over. The problem is, the light switch is only 6 inches above the dryer. Now, I actually have a good six overall inches of unused space between the washer, dryer, and walls…so I could just push both units all the wall to the left, but we’re looking for a new washing machine (and possibly a new dryer later on) which could cut into those 6 inches.
So, just in case, I was hoping you guys could help me brainstorm some switch relocations. Here’s the dryer under the switch.
I’m thinking of replacing the switches with internal switches that could be remote controlled. There’s a hallway switch on the right just before the washroom. I’m thinking I could replace the single box with a triple box and put the smart switches there (the hallway switch is actually a dumb rocker for a smart 3-way at the other end of the hallway.)
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but the advantage would be that I could split the positive and neutral to power the smart switches, and I shouldn’t need the negative (which is shared with the other switch for the hallway light, as well as the traveler wire), right? I don’t want to do a lot of drywall work, and a large plate with 3 switches should be easy to cover a larger hole.
Another option might be a wall-mounted battery-operated switch on the wall just before the washroom?
Has anyone else done something like this? Any and all suggestions are welcome.