You probably know what recessed lighting is, but do you know what recessed outlets are? Just like recessed lights, these outlets sit deeper in the wall. It prevents cords from protruding from the wall and is usually more visually appealing.
Advantages of Recessed Outlets
Recessed outlets come with many advantages. One of the most obvious benefits is that they look better than regular outlets because they keep cords from protruding from the wall. They are also just as easy to install as regular outlets. They can be used any where in the house such as:
- Bathroom: Use recessed outlets to save space and keep electrical hardware away from water.
- Behind Furniture: If you have outlets behind furniture or a shallow bookshelf, then you would benefit from using these outlets to keep wires from protruding out of the wall and coming into contact with furniture. You can have your furniture flush against the wall.
- Outdoors: Rather than using unsightly bubble outlets that is so common, use recessed outlets with slim covers for a more appealing look.
- Kitchen: The kitchen is the ideal place in your house for recessed outlets. Considering the number of small electrical appliances you use in the kitchen, space-saving outlets are ideal. You can put small appliances, such as a coffee maker right up against the backsplash when you use these outlets. This gives you much needed extra counter space – something you can never have enough of.
Disadvantages of Recessed Outlets
There really are no major disadvantages to using recessed outlets. The primary concern with this type of outlets is that they more easily collect dust because of the way they sit in the wall. So, when cleaning you have to proceed with caution to clean away dust and prevent a build-up of dust and dirt.
If you are thinking of swapping out regular outlets for recessed outlets, you are making a wise decision. Recessed outlets will accommodate bulky furniture and appliances and save space. They are much more visually appealing than regular outlets so you can’t go wrong when you choose these for your home. If you are building a home, then you should consider having recessed outlets installed. Once you realize all the benefits of recessed outlets, you will be glad you chose them for your home.
To learn more about this type of outlet, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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