Outlets in Cabinetry

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-14-08, 09:32 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 63
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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.

Thanks.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-15-08, 03:35 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,965
Received 6 Votes on 6 Posts
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.
 
  #3  
Old 04-15-08, 08:51 AM
W
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 3,185
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: