Getting your kitchen remodeled is exciting, especially when you get to choose all-new appliances and fixtures, not to mention a new layout and decor scheme. But what many homeowners forget to think about is how to place electrical outlets in their new kitchen. Electrical outlets play a huge role in kitchen functionality, so here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your Frankford, Delaware home’s newly remodeled kitchen.
The first thing you should do is decide on the functionality of your kitchen. What kind of appliances do you plan on using? How many appliances – large and small – do you regularly use? These are important questions you should ask yourself to help you decide on the number of outlets you need. While wall outlets are important, also think about ones in more hidden places, like beneath the sink, in case you want items like an Insta-hot water heater installed.
Just because you want plenty of outlets doesn’t mean you should sacrifice design. Carefully consider how your kitchen will be decorated, including what your backsplash will look like, how high your cabinets are, and where your larger appliances like your stove and fridge will be placed. Then, decide where you want your outlets based on a mix of design and functionality. If your backsplash has a pattern that will get disrupted by outlets, you might consider more subtle placement. Outlets mounted beneath your cabinets make great places to plug in extra lighting and smaller appliances.
Finally, it’s important to think about the voltage requirements of the various items you plan to plug in. Differentiating between small appliance outlets and those designated for your larger appliances can help ensure you don’t end up overtaxing your system. Place outlets for large appliances closer to the floor to help keep unsightly cords out of view.
If you’d like to learn more about the best way to configure the outlets in your new kitchen, the experts at Custom Mechanical can help! Give us a call at 877-696-0808 to set up a consultation today!
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