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The light switch for the EKKO bathroom, in a stock configuration, is located outside the bathroom itself (because it’s a wet bath and you don’t want to get it wet). I thought that was a little too inconvenient, so I set about relocating it to INside the bathroom.
I have to admit though, this turned out to be considerably more difficult than I thought it would be. You’ll see what I mean in this video!
There’s not a lot to say about this project that I didn’t say in the video, but I’ll reiterate a few points.
- First. I am a bit disappointed that this was so difficult. I really wanted most anyone to be able to follow along. But it doesn’t look like that’s in the cards. It was no 20k project, but it wasn’t super simple either.
- Second. now that we’ve had the light switch in this new location – and the sting of the difficult project has worn off – I’m pretty pleased with how it worked out. From looking at the end result, you’d never realize how much swearing there was…
- Third. If you do decide to try the shortcut approach I discuss towards the end, you’ll need a pretty shallow switch to make it happen. Something like these might work, but I have no experience with them. (Don’t hook up the lighted part of the switch though – you’d have to run new wire for that.)
- And finally. Any piece of art or trim would have worked fine to cover up the switch hole in the hallway. You don’t really have to 3D print anything.
So, there you have it. Let me know what you think of this mod down in the comments.