Electrical outlets are one of those ugly necessities you just learn to live with or try very hard to hide. Epecially true if you're a plugged-in type with a small electronics store worth of gear around the house [looking around whistling]. One common problem area: walls where an HDTV is directly mounted onto the wall. A recessed outlet like this will permit flush mounting without power plugs getting into the way of a wall-hugging fit. Also quite useful when installed behind wall units and other larger furnishings where a plug could get in the way.