sexy electrical receptacles
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sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by jay reeves at October 03. 2005
i am working on a great glass, steel and concrete house addition.
we are using white Boffi kitchen cabinets. because our primary workspace will be a 50x120 island, our local electrical code asks us to supply electrical receptacles on the island. in this application, the least bad location will be in the two end faces of the cabinet.
so far, the best i have seen is the designer lutron outlet, however there must be a better option, ehh?
these Boffi cabinets are too beautiful to slap in the basic outlet (besides we'll have to look at if forever)
has anyone seen a sharp (white) receptacle?
because we only need to buy two, cost will likely not be an issue.
while we are on the subject, does anyone know of some great floor outlets. perhaps in a stailness finish or similar?
because we are without solid walls, they will be cast into the concrete floor in the living spaces.
Re: sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by Tim Schulz at October 03. 2005
If you would rather not cut anything into your cabinets, and could possibly use the countertop itself, you might consider the following plug terminal;
All of the specs are available, as well as pricing. I also recommend requesting their catalog, as they have many other impressive hardware and fixtures.
thanks, tim. you are right, they have a great product line, we have used some of their product on conference tables.
unfortunately, for this application, the client prefers to keep the stainless steel counter without penetrations. We must rely on a receptacle in the cabinet face.
Re: sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by luca uggeri at October 04. 2005
none sexier than these...
Re: sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by Sean Portnoy at October 05. 2005
this one is fairly slick for a dimmer:
Re: sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by Gregory La Vardera at October 05. 2005
[quote:jayreeves format=text/plain]unfortunately, for this application, the client prefers to keep the stainless steel counter without penetrations. We must rely on a receptacle in the cabinet face. [/quote]
why not put the retractable outlet on the vertical surface then? Without the need for the water tight seal they have several other versions you could use - I see a smaller one with two receptacles.
Re: sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by Michael Ramsey at October 05. 2005
I remember some rather nice receptacles and switches in the grand mayan resort in acapulco.
When I returned home, I found that although they are routinely installed in high priced condos and hotels, they are not for sale in the US.
I was a little bummed to say the least. Here, we seem to be stuck with the same old same old.
Re: sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by jay reeves at October 06. 2005
excellent point, greg. yesterday morning we arrived at the same conclusion. now we are looking into a few of the flip top/ concealed / flush mount products for the face of the cabinet.
thanks to all for their comments, i looked into those bticino systems. those are pretty sharp as well.
if i come across any other great options, i'll drop another post!
Re: sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by Matthew O. Daby at October 16. 2005
Speaking of...does anyone make switches that are metal finish? not the wall plates, but the switch itself?
Re: sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by Brandon J. Gore at October 17. 2005
Hey there Mod,
An employee in my shop just remodeled his home. He wired metal toggle switches as the switch and used the bare metal industrial face plates found in the electrical section of most Lowes/Home Depots.
Re: sexy electrical receptaclesPosted by Matthew O. Daby at October 17. 2005
interesting. I like the creativity. I will have to run something like that past my client, possibly a bit industrial for him, but maybe.