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!
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.
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!
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.
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.