My living room has a series of two outlets that I would like to convert to split receptacles, with the top half always live and the bottom half controlled by a pair of 3-way switches. Both switches will be new additions.
I would like to run this branch in the direction the power currently flows: Breaker > New Switch Location 1 (SW-1) > New Switch Location 2 (SW-2) > Outlet 1 > Outlet 2. This is what is depicted in the first image below.
It would also be fairly easy to go: Breaker > New Switch Location 2 > Outlet 1 > Outlet 2 .... with a separate switch leg doubling back from SW-2 to SW-1. While this can work, it is not my preference.
Below are the two wiring mock ups I've put together. Note that there will a separate power source (from the same circuit) entering both of the new switch boxes (for unrelated reasons), which is why that appears in the second option.
Thoughts? Are both correctly wired? If not, what did I get wrong? Am I missing another, simpler option?
Thank you in advance!