Plugs and counters

SUBCATEGORY: new construction/remodeling

This is just an easy idea that we’ve now done in two houses (in two countries).

It is simply this:  when designing your kitchen or bathroom, have an AC outlet (or two) installed under the counter, in a place where you will be able to reach it.  Then have a 1-inch (2 or 3 cm) hole drilled above it in your countertop.

Why?  So that the cords of your always-connected counter appliances–toothbrush/WaterPik in the bathroom; coffeemaker/grinder/toaster–stay totally out of your way and out of sight, all the time.  (You might even have a shelf under the bathroom counter for the toothbrush, REALLY keeping that ugly thing out of sight.)