Making the Utility Drawer More Useful: Outlet Hidden Inside Drawer

Making the Utility Drawer More Useful: Outlet Hidden Inside Drawer

Gregory Han
Aug 21, 2012

How useful would it be to have an outlet in the bathroom or kitchen for a drawer where small appliances like rechargeable flashlights, smartphone, hair dryers, curling irons, and other occasional use plug-in items could easily access and plug-in? GardenWeb user, beaglesdoitbetter, had an outlet professionally installed inside her master bath vanity and I'm left wondering why this isn't more common...

And there's even more hidden tech/electrical upgrades throughout beaglesdoitbetter's traditional home with various hidden automation and tech features:

  • In-cabinet lights and outside lights on timers
  • Warming drawer in the dining room
  • Keypad entry on back garage door so we don't need keys
  • Plugs on mantels for x-mas lights
  • Pre-wiring for music and speakers
  • iPad controllers in the walls to control whole house music system, etc.
  • Walk-in pantry w/ entrance from right by garage door and entrance by kitchen. Pantry also has custom shelves and a place to plug in appliances
  • Place to plug in extra fridge/freezer in garage
  • Stairs from garage directly to basement
  • Towel warmer in master bathroom

Via GardenWeb; HT: Sonia Zjawinski

(Photos: beaglesdoitbetter)

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