Take a closer look at the islands, and you might notice that each comes with a couple of outlets. Not only do these allow the owners to plug in blenders or other kitchen essentials, but they can also be used as convenient charging stations for the kids' phones or computers after dinner.
The key to good design? Not forgetting the small details. Consider upgrading your wall outlets to designer-grade versions that bring in unique finishes and colors. The matte silver tone of this outlet is a cool contrast against the warm grass-cloth wall covering.
When decorating for the holidays, you want your lights to shine, not sparks to fly! Your source of power should come from a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. This type of outlet will shut the circuit down if there is overcurrent. If you don't have a GFCI outlet, a qualified electrician can permanently install one outdoors for holiday seasons to come. You can also opt to buy a portable outdoor unit from your local home store for less than $20.
A hidden charging station pops up from the kitchen island. The station includes USB outlets and standard electrical outlets, helping to keep the whole family -- and their devices -- in the hub of the home.
Inevitably, whenever your computer needs a charge, your roommate and her boyfriend are hogging the outlets. This nine-foot extension cord has three extra outlets incorporated into it, so you can all keep charging without needing to have “a friendly talk.”
When installing the electricity for the marquee “Elle” light fixture in this charming nursery, the wiring was removed and the outlets installed within the wall to remove any potential harm to the baby.