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  • Writer's pictureAlyce Lopez


Updated: Dec 9, 2022

After spending so much time looking for the perfect tile for your kitchen backsplash, there's nothing that can ruin your beautiful design like outlets and switches. Local building codes require a specific number of electrical outlets, but you don't have to ruin your beautiful backsplash by placing those white outlets in the middle of your tile.

Here are a few ways you can minimize the impact of the electrical outlets and integrate them to your kitchen design.

Rotate Your Outlets and Lower Them

This is a simple solution. Instead of placing your outlets in a vertical position in the middle of your backsplash, lower them and place them horizontally along the countertop. This will help hide your cords and doesn't interrupt the backsplash as much. I honestly wish this was the industry standard and I'm not sure why we haven't embraced this easy upgrade. Make sure you check with your licensed electrician to ensure your placement meets local code.

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Work the Outlets Into the Design

Select a wall plate color that matches your backsplash tile or any other surface as closely as possible to minimize the visual impact. Nowadays, there are so many options and they can make a huge difference. We love working with LeGrand Adorne and Radiant. You can see here we also did a USB charge option on the island. Customizing your outlets gives you so much flexibility!

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These are just a few ways to customize your kitchen. We have an entire blog post all about under-cabinet lighting and outlets HERE as well.

As always if you're considering renovating your kitchen, we would love to be a resource to you. You can schedule a complimentary 15 minute discovery call on our website under the services tab. We would love to bring your kitchen dreams to life!

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