Originally Posted by meierlde
I once stuck a plug 1/2 into a socket and tried to cut them off with a metal scissors. Blew a fuse.
Stuck my finger in a light socket once. Still remember very well that pulsing sensation as my body tried to absorb that juice...
Materials in red oak under $1k, no more than two days work for a good finish carpenter, maybe only one day if they've got their act together. Couple of days for staining/finishing and good to go. Excellent idea for your own personal safety as well as house guests, youngins' included. Eventually will become a glaring necessity for selling home, as other have noted - so why not just do it now and benefit from the added safety factor?