Bud Dietrich, AIA
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a symphony of parts - the kitchen kitchen
 

a symphony of parts - the kitchen

Electrical outlets at the island are concealed behind flip down doors.

Published in Womans Day magazine, this home was also an Association of Licensed Architects national design award winner.

More photos of this project can be found at http://tinyurl.com/3oof5dz

Photography by Mike Kaskel
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December 27, 2011
robin schreiber wrote:
I will have to install light switches by my kitchen sink but have a tile that is two-dimensional--any ideas how to make it look flush?
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Shawn Lagemann
If the switch is for a garbage disposal, they make air switches that are installed into the countertop next to the sink instead of on the wall,
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justbuilding
You can use the tile as a switch plate. See this website http://www.stonewallplates.com
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Jason Ball Interiors, LLC added this to How to Hide Those Plugs and Switches
Put them in a secret compartment. You can hide an outlet behind a little trap door. When you need the plug, just open the door and plug in the appliance. This is especially handy on an island.
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS added this to New Year's Resolutions for Your Kitchen, Part II
Kitchen Planning Resolution No. 6: Pay attention to electrical needsSmall appliances and the outlets they require are facts of modern life. If you want your kitchen to perform at peak capacity, you need to plan in your power needs. Your island and backsplash need outlets, but you don't necessarily want to see them breaking up a beautiful tile design or cabinetry panel. Plan ahead.

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December 17, 2014
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December 14, 2014
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December 14, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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November 30, 2014
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November 25, 2014
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November 24, 2014
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November 23, 2014
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November 22, 2014
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November 7, 2014
You would want this to hinge flat against the end panel so it doesn't stick out
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October 18, 2014
Don't like this, bulky and dumb.
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October 11, 2014
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October 7, 2014
Hidden outlets on island.
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September 29, 2014
Good idea
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September 12, 2014
Hidden outlets in kitchen island
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September 10, 2014
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September 7, 2014
like the shelf in the cabinet
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September 6, 2014
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August 22, 2014
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August 22, 2014
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August 11, 2014
I don't like the hinged door but plugs inside a shelf is a good idea so you can rest a phone/ipad etc
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August 4, 2014
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August 3, 2014
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August 2, 2014
Island
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July 30, 2014
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July 23, 2014
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Bud Dietrich, AIASaveEmail Hiding plugs and switches Put them in a secret compartment. You can hide an outlet behind a little trap door. When you need the plug, just open the door and plug in the appliance. This is especially handy on an island.
Jennifer Taylor added this to Kitchen
July 13, 2014
Put them in a se­cret com­part­ment. You can hide an out­let be­hind a lit­tle trap door. When you need the plug, just open the door and plug in the ap­pli­ance. This is es­pe­cially handy on an is­land.
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June 28, 2014
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hide the outlet in the island?
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Idea for hiding plugs on island
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clever way to hide the kitchen outlets
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Hidden receptacles in island.
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January 25, 2014
What a great idea!
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January 20, 2014
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January 20, 2014
Electrical outlets at the island are concealed behind flip down doors. Published in Womans Day magazine, this home was also an Association of Licensed Architects national design award winner. More photos of this project can be found at http://tinyurl.com/3oof5dz
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January 19, 2014
You can hide an outlet behind a little trap door. When you need the plug, just open the door and plug in the appliance. This is especially handy on an island.
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plug in trap door on island
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Sockets in behind a trap door or normal door - we would also need enough space to get laptop cables (2 per laptop) into the cupboard so as not to trail dangerously along the floor when we are looking at laptop while cooking.
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August 22, 2013
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August 14, 2013
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August 11, 2013
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August 11, 2013
when making an island kitchen. IMP!!
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August 8, 2013
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August 3, 2013
Yes ! THIS is the way to add electrical to an island rather than see the silly plug all the time! Especailly because they put the silly plug on the side of the island you see when you come or look into the kitchen!
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consider this at the island. great for chlld safety also
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hidden ppts. just in case
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June 13, 2013
Put them in a secret compartment. You can hide an outlet behind a little trap door. When you need the plug, just open the door and plug in the appliance. This is especially handy on an island.
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June 3, 2013
Love it!!! For the peninsula to hide the outlet.
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June 3, 2013
Smart idea to hide a kitchen island electrical outlet
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