After I repainted my guest room on Saturday I decided that something needed to be done about the old, ugly outlets in the room. They were a yucky tan color with metal cover plates and just looked dirty and old. Since I already had the covers off due to painting I figured it was an opportune time to replace them.
Replacing an outlet is really simple, but due to the fact I don't want anyone to hurt themselves by misunderstanding what I might write, I'll let you look it up from professionals instead of giving the details here. I will say one thing, however. The most important thing is to make sure that you kill the power before you start. I am a little paranoid so I cut the power with my house's main circuit breaker instead of just the circuit I am working on. No shocks for me, thank you very much!
It took me about five minutes to swap out each outlet with a new white outlet and a new white cover plate. It is just a little detail but I think it definitely helps make the room look cleaner and more updated.