Which outlet would you prefer in a kitchen island?
Outlets (aka receptacles) - which do you prefer?
1) Outlet strip Pros: more outlets, easier to hide under overhang of counter top Cons: Limited color choices, not attractive if you cannot hide under conservative overhang
2) Standard receptacle mounted in the side of the cabinet? Pros: no disruption in the counter top (when closed it would be a cover plate) Cons? cords hang over edge of counter top
3) Pop up from the counter top? Pros: no cords hanging over the sides Cons: cleaning ?
If you'd like to read/know more about these options or the suppliers: https://designsbybsb.com/2011/06/grommet_receptacles/
Of the three I like #1 and #3. I like #1 for the design factor coupled with the out of sight outlet. But I also kind of like #3 due to the "pop up" feature that way once I am done with an appliance I can simply close the outlet strip. Awesome!
Barbie... Show the image to Local kitchen/bath showroom... Or kitchen/bath designer.. They should be able to get that for you! All islands shown are custom.. Made to order!
When it comes to a pure counter top only discussion with regard to receptacles... I wish that I could have had pop-up receptacles. I'd have them in a carpenter's minute! Cleaning & clutter... not even an issue. Ease-of-Use, Safety and Utility would be the top end of my short list. Bring it on...
I have a forth choice...what about the strip under the ledge, with a long thin oval hole for the cords to go through to reach the strip....oh wait, I really have a fifth solution. Battery or solor powered appliances...ha!
I like the idea of the retractable outlet, but would worry about it malfunctioning and either not going down anymore, or not going up!
Barbie, give me a call to discuss. Not today though.. I'm at a factory tour put of town! # is on my page here