Power of the Island

Have you ever been sitting at your island and needed to plug in your phone or laptop but found it either impossible or awkward?

Electrical code dictates there has to be electrical outlets in an island within 12” from an overhang for two reasons:

  1. To avoid cords from stretching across the kitchen.
  2. To avoid small appliances from potentially causing danger.

While this is not a new code, this project is the first time that I’m really, really happy with the results of the electrical in the island. We recessed the electric strips into the custom cabinets. Sleek and streamlined, the blend well with the cabinets and hardware.

Highly recommended, this approach hits code and becomes a part of active daily life.


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