Guidelines for the Placement of Light Switches

Visualize Where To Place Each Switch

When deciding where you should place light switches for your home electrical and lighting plan, visualize yourself walking through each space in your house. Doing this will help you pinpoint the most favorable areas in which to install your light switches. For instance, you could imagine yourself strolling down one of the hallways in your home; as you do this, you may end up realizing that it would be best to place a single switch at each end of that hallway. Think about maneuvering through the other locations in your home, and identify the spaces that are large enough to sustain multiple switches. Note that most average-sized rooms typically require one switch, while larger rooms and ones with multiple entrances typically require more.