This blog idea is from a happy client who added electrical outlets inside her new kitchen cabinets.
Her advice to future clients:
“Think about any items you may want to store inside your kitchen cabinets. Do you want to keep your counters free of your small appliances (or other items) off of your counters, and inside your cabinets instead? Will you want to charge items such as your mobile devices, ipads, or laptops on the inside of a cabinet? If so, you need to add electrical outlets to the inside of your cabinets.”
One popular style in today’s kitchens is clean, simple lines.
Staying on trend with this look, more and more clients want to keep their counters free and clear of clutter. In order to accomplish this, something needs to be done with small appliances, and all those items that often end up on kitchen counters: phones, computers, chargers, mail, papers, canisters, etc.
If you envision your counters to be free of these kinds of items, you should discuss this with your cabinet partner, and your electrician, early on in the design process.
It’s always a good idea to Sketch a design for what you envision for your new kitchen.
It is important that your designer understand how you plan to use your kitchen, and what items you use most. Together you can determine what items you’d like to access easily, yet have tucked away. This will determine where you will need electrical outlets.
Yes. Once you have a preliminary layout, you should connect with your electrician.
Provide your electrician with your plans, so they can see where outlets are needed. A good electrician should be able to determine any potential issues or give you the go-ahead if everything you want can be accomplished.