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Finesse Design Remodeling

Thanks for sharing! We agree that color coordinating your outlets is essential to creating a cohesive design and color scheme

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Janet Hicks

Pop up outlets are attractive, but extraordinarily expensive. They are guaranteed to blow up a budget, especially if multiples are needed.

Code matters. Ours requires a receptacle every so many feet. Let's see - I could have 4 pop up outlets which make the countertop look sleek (while diminishing the useable counter space) or I can upgrade to the beautiful, oversized sink I really want. Maybe I should skimp on cabinet quality & get the pop ups. That's not happening in my kitchen!

Camouflage is far more cost effective. Pretending you don't have outlets in your kitchen is like pretending you don't have a roll of TP in the bathroom.

We don't have a tile splash back, but it is possible to buy switch plates to match or coordinate with many tile patterns. There are plates designed to be covered with wallpaper. Paintable and/or decorative metal covers are available, too.

One thing to remember - when you change out switch plates and outlet covers you may also need to replace the actual switches and the receptacles (outlets.) It's an added expense, but if you don't, that 'hated' color will still be visible. The most common colors for these items are beige or white. Having a white outlet with a beige switch plate, or the reverse, shouts inattention to details.

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Pearl Remodeling

Tip #8 Make cabinets glow, is really great way to improve any kitchen. Not only does it look great but also is very helpful to the homeowners.

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