Kitchen Design Idea – Install A Pop-Up Outlet Directly Into Your Countertop

Kitchen Design Idea - Install A Pop Up Outlet Directly Into Your Countertop

 

Power outlets are features of your home that you need but don’t usually pay much attention to. Pop-up outlets are an interesting alternative to ordinary wall sockets because they serve the same function but are kept out of sight when not in use. If you’re updating your kitchen they’re something you might want to consider including, here’s why…

 

1. They Hide Out Of Sight

Regular outlets on the wall aren’t very pretty. They’re usually surrounded by a boring plate and interrupt the flow of your backsplash. Pop up outlets lie flush (or almost flush) with your countertop and are visible only when they’re being used.


Kitchen Design Idea - Install A Pop Up Outlet Directly Into Your Countertop

Kitchen styled by Kristina Crestin and built by Apex Carpentry.

2. They’re Convenient

Having wall outlets means that all appliances that require a power source can only be used where a socket exists. A pop up outlet lets you decide where it goes and allows for much more flexibility in where you prep your food.


Kitchen Design Idea - Install A Pop Up Outlet Directly Into Your Countertop

Pop up outlet by S-Box

They’re also convenient in that they don’t require any special cuts in your backsplash. You can lay all your tiles or paint the whole wall without having to make cuts or accommodations for the outlets.


Kitchen Design Idea - Install A Pop Up Outlet Directly Into Your Countertop

Kitchen designed by Advanced Renovations. Interior design by Kellie Scott. Photography by Jim Schmid.

Kitchen Design Idea - Install A Pop Up Outlet Directly Into Your Countertop

Kitchen designed and built by Remodel Works

3. They’re Often Multi-Functional

Many pop up outlets come with more than just electrical sockets. Most of them also include USB outlets which allow you to charge your devices without taking up precious socket space. This is also a bonus if you use a tablet or your phone to look up recipes while you’re cooking.


Kitchen Design Idea - Install A Pop Up Outlet Directly Into Your Countertop

Sensiopod+ Pull up socket by Sensio

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