If you have a kitchen that is a little on the small side, have a room that just doesn’t have enough electrical sockets, or you’re a homeowner who prefers a clean and tidy look without ugly wall sockets or a tangle of cables, then pop up plug sockets are the answer to your design prayers.
Popular for use in kitchens and home offices and part of our indoor lighting range, these easily installed worktop sockets can be completely hidden from view and popped up when you need to plug in any portable electric appliance.
What Are Pop Up Plug Sockets?
Pop up plug sockets are a space-saving and safer alternative to regular plug sockets and extension leads for your kitchen or any room with limited space or wall sockets. They are built into your worktops and ‘pop up’ when you need them. When not in use, they’re neatly concealed below the counter, saving you space and making the room and workspace appear much tidier.
Why Purchase A Pop Up Socket?
Every home has become heavily dependent on electrical appliances and as a result, the need to have multiple electrical sockets is greater than ever. Unfortunately, wall sockets aren’t so pleasing to the eye and can take up a lot of space. Not only that but for certain rooms, such as the kitchen where water and liquids are in use, it’s unsafe to have plug sockets or extension cables out on open display.
Pop up sockets for kitchen worktops can take care of these issues and more and are especially pleasing to look at when paired with Under Cabinet Lighting or kickboard lights.
Let’s look at the main benefits of pop up fixtures and why you should install them in your home:
Pop up plug sockets allow you to plug multiple appliances into one power source including led lighting at the same time. Many of our pop up electrical sockets come with three or more standard plug sockets giving you more freedom. You’ll never have to worry about running out of sockets ever again.
Kitchens, offices and other workspaces can easily become overrun with cables and plugs. These pop up sockets for kitchen worktops and desks help to keep things nice and tidy by concealing the cables and hiding additional sockets.
No matter what size of kitchen you have or how much countertop space you have, food prep can get a little messy! Add into the mix a tangle of electrical cables and exposed electrical sockets and you have a recipe for disaster. Removing clutter from worktops reduces the risk of spillages over electrical equipment. Plus, when they are closed, the pop up plug sockets are completely spill resistant. Not only that but hiding sockets can also be an additional safety measure when there are young kids in the home.
Easy to Use
Another good thing about the pop up sockets for kitchen worktops is that you don’t need to pull off tiles or bring in an electrician to chase cables in walls or install new sockets. All you have to do is drill a hole in the worktop and install the fixture, plug it into an existing socket and you’re all set.
Types of Pop Up Plug Sockets
We offer a wide range of pop up sockets for kitchens and office spaces that are easily concealed beneath countertops and other work surfaces. Whether you want to add extra connectivity options to your kitchen or simply create a more minimalist interior, we have fixtures to suit your needs.
A Variety of Styles and Finishes
We know that every property owner has their own style and preferences when it comes to decor which is why we provide a range of socket styles to choose from. Whether you want stainless steel, or a black, silver or satin chrome finish we’ve got a design that suits your worktop.
USB Pop Up Sockets
Add more connectivity and convenience to your kitchen with pop up power sockets with USB slots. With this feature gives you more options and allows you to connect your phone or other USB devices without taking up a plug socket.
Built-In Bluetooth Speakers
Perfect the modern homeowner, we also have fixtures which come with built-in Bluetooth speakers. You are free to stream music, radio stations, podcasts, or even audiobooks while you work in the kitchen.
What to Consider When Installing Pop up Plug Sockets
Installing pop up fixtures is a relatively easy DIY job, as long as your measuring is correct! You are drilling a hole in your worktop after all, and if you get it wrong, there is little you can do to fix it. So, make sure your positioning is correct. You’ll need it to be easily accessible but still out of the way when in use or when stored and ensure its near to an existing socket to plug it into.
Consider the space the fixture will need under the worktop when stored. You’ll need to leave enough room for the height of the unit and extra space below for the cables. The other important measurement to consider is the size of the worktop and the hole you’ll need to drill. Make sure that you will still have enough free, workable space when the plug sockets are in the ‘up’ position.
Interested in learning more?
If you are looking for a way to maximise your office space or kitchen surface, then our range of pop up plug sockets are the key. If you’d like help on choosing the right socket solution for your home, then feel free to contact us today. A member of our team is on hand to talk you through your options and find the right retractable socket for your room.