Pop-up outlets are trendy for many reasons. Adding a pop-up outlet to your kitchen countertop or island will make your kitchen stand out and is a very logical choice. Pop-up outlets are efficient, convenient, and unique. Here we specialize in custom fabrication and believe that pop-up outlets are a fantastic idea. Keep reading to learn why!
Kitchen Islands Have Specific Electrical Codes
Kitchen islands need to have at least one electrical outlet. The same rule that applies to your walls applies to your kitchen island. Also, if you or anyone else in your home use the kitchen island to do laptop-related work, having this kind of outlet is quickly within reach. You can also charge phones and other devices with ease.
Some Outlets Can Be in An Awkward Area
Sometimes windows and massive objectives such as stoves, refrigerators, couches, and televisions can block outlets. Extension cords can be awkward and a safety hazard as well if not tucked away neatly in a corner. Also, codes require that each outlet spacing has at least two feet of space between them.
Another rule is that the countertop space behind your kitchen sink cannot exceed 18″ if there is no outlet behind it. The open space behind a range and a wall cannot exceed 24″. If there isn’t a wall behind your sink or a wide enough range in which to install an outlet, then a pop-up outlet can help you comply with the codes.
Once again, an extension cord can be a safety hazard. Even if you have outlets installed on the side of your kitchen island, this can be an issue if you have young children. Also, the appliance that you want to use may not stretch far enough to reach the side outlets. Cords sticking out of the sides of your kitchen countertop can also take away from the visual appeal.
Prevents Backsplash Obstruction
Backsplashes are one way to beautify your home, but sockets can detract from their beauty. If you’re remodeling your home with a beautiful backsplash, there’s no need to cut into it. A pop-up outlet or two is an alternative. They are concealed when they aren’t needed and conveniently pop up when you do need them.
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