Outlets in Cabinetry


Old 04-14-08, 09:32 PM
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Outlets in Cabinetry

I am in the process of remodeling a kitchen. I purchased a set of semi custom cabinets to be installed by the contractor.

My question is about outlets that could be used to power undercabinet lights. I would like to know where I should locate these outlets. Do I put them where the uppers will go against the wall? Will installers be able to cutout the cabinets around the outlets? Or should I put the outlets just below the cabinets?

Any ideas or insights will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-15-08, 03:35 AM
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Why not just run your wires, let them cut holes for the cable in the lower part of the cabinet, and mount the receptacles in the cabinets, sort of on one side? You may not be able to get your cabinet guys to agree to cut holes in all the cabinets to accommodate wall mounted receptacles, not sure, just ask.
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I agree with Larry. Just rough the cable through the drywall and let it hang. When the cabinet guys do the install tell them where you intend to mount your receptacles. They will drill a holi in the back of the cabinet and pull the wire through.

I use surface mount boxes inside the cabinet for receptacles.
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