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4 Ways to Hide your Kitchen Outlets

Perry Hiiman
September 26, 2018
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4 Ways to Hide your Kitchen Outlets

Why the Need for Hidden Kitchen Outlets?

From smartphones to tablets, laptops to speakers, nowadays most devices need charging. Local building codes often state that there must be an electrical outlet every 4 feet in one’s kitchen. And while every outlet is vital in your home, they can be an eyesore in your kitchen. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to disguise your hidden kitchen outlets, NYKB’s design team have put together the following ideas to help camouflage outlets in the heart of your home.

Disclaimer: It’s important to check your local electrical code before installing any of the following ideas.

1.) Install Kitchen Outlets Under Your Cabinets

Hidden under cabinet outlets allow you to showcase your backsplash without having the eyesore of an awkward outlet. We recommend installing plug molding or a thin power strip underneath your wall mounted cabinets. If you do wish to hide a power strip, be sure to ask about this when choosing your kitchen cabinet design. This option allows you to fully enjoy your backsplash while gaining more outlets!

NYKB shares ideas for hidden kitchen outlets

2.) Color Coordinate your Outlets

Want to know how to hide outlets in your backsplash? Well, glaring white outlets on a non-white backsplash won’t be helpful and will only detract from the beauty of your tiles. You can avoid this by coordinating your outlets’ colors and wall plates with your backsplash. You can either look into painted outlet covers or general decor to hide outlets. There are many options for outlet covers for tile backsplashes available. Colored outlets and wall plates can be found in your local lighting and big-box stores.

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3.) Create a Hidden Kitchen Charging Station

With so many devices needing charging these days, it may be worthwhile ditching the creative ways to hide electrical outlets and simply installing a docking drawer with a hidden charge station in your kitchen. This is a great way to keep your smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets all together in one neat drawer, out of sight. If children are around, installing a child lock for drawers ensures your children, and your devices, stay extra safe!

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4.) Pop-up Outlet

Lastly, our favorite solution for an outlet-free backsplash is a pop-up island outlet that disappears into the countertop. Also known as invisible outlets, these outlets are barely noticeable when not in use. These are especially useful in a kitchen where there are no wall cabinets to hide a plug molding strip – which is very common in the New York metro area.

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Design your Ideal Hidden Kitchen Outlets

For numerous examples of hidden kitchen outlets, join us at our NYKB Manhattan showroom where we have a huge variety of different kitchen and bathroom displays. If you’re considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel, NYKB’s expert team can skillfully hide electrical outlets as an integrated seamless part of the design. No matter what outlet disguise you choose, we will bring our expertise and experience to enhance your space to the utmost. Guaranteed – we won’t leave until you are 100% satisfied with your renovation! Contact us today to book your free consultation. With over 20 years of experience improving homes in New York, we at NYKB have what it takes to make your home perfect.

The goal of renovation and remodeling is to ensure satisfaction upon completion of your project. Construction can be very frustrating, and without a professional contractor, things can go wrong.

About Author

Perry Hiiman

Perry Hiiman was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He planted his roots in Manhatten, New York in 1992. A few years later, Perry met his wife and had three lovely daughters. Perry has always been excited about home improvement and design. He has been in the service industry for over 25 years. Perry and his partner founded New York Kitchen and Bath in 2001. They pioneered the One Stop Shop concept of home improvement and design firms. In addition, Perry is a New York State licensed contractor, OSHA certified, and a New York State licensed mold assessor. He specializes in custom design and is genuinely passionate about what he does—bringing people’s dream projects to life.
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