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Which outlet would you prefer in a kitchen island?

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Margaret Oscilia Last reply on Nov 19, 2012

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/

Outlet strip - look carefully, lucky here - it matches the finish of the cabinets and is hiding over a conservative overhang
Standard receptacle.  Easy to match colors w/paint.. and some stains!
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  • Michele N
    Michele N Sand Springs, OK
    on Jan 29, 2012

    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 H
    Barbie H Wilmington, NC
    on Jan 30, 2012

    Where can I buy one of those islands?

  • Designs by BSB
    Designs by BSB Lawrenceville, GA
    on Jan 30, 2012

    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!

  • Ricardo B
    Ricardo B Alpine, TX
    on Jan 30, 2012

    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...

  • Mary H
    Mary H Afton, VA
    on Jan 30, 2012

    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!

  • Sue A
    Sue A De Forest, WI
    on Feb 3, 2012

    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 H
    Barbie H Wilmington, NC
    on Feb 8, 2012

    thank you Becky

  • Barbie H
    Barbie H Wilmington, NC
    on Feb 8, 2012

    Becky, I need you to be more specific. Who do I contact?

  • Designs by BSB
    Designs by BSB Lawrenceville, GA
    on Feb 8, 2012

    Barbie, give me a call to discuss. Not today though.. I'm at a factory tour put of town! # is on my page here

  • Margaret Oscilia
    Margaret Oscilia Aumsville, OR
    on Nov 19, 2012

    They do have pop up electrical ones that do seal so moisture and cleaning isn't an issue.

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