Can I Install An Electrical Outlet Anywhere?


Originally posted on 09/17/2018

An electrician screws parts together on a wall outlet.Installing electrical outlets is not complicated, and they can be installed anywhere depending on the preference of the person. The following are some of the places you can have an electrical outlet installed:

Floor Outlets

In addition to minimizing the tripping hazard that can be caused by wiring and extension cords, they ensure your living room maintains its desired aesthetic. These outlets can be used for lamps and for powering electronic devices. If you are interested in turning the dining room into a work center, floor outlets are most suitable.

Bathroom Vanity Outlets

They can be placed at the side of each sink to avoid cords crossing between sinks. Medicine cabinets can also have outlets installed to charge electric toothbrushes and razors. At the same time, countertops can have outlets installed below them for hair dryers and curling irons. As bathrooms have frequent water exposure, it is important to note that not all places in the bathroom are suitable for installation of electric outlets. Outlets installed in the bathrooms must be Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters to prevent electrocution.

Entry Outlets

These outlets can be installed strategically on top of a shelf or a table. Entry outlets can help charge phones and other electric devices. Since they have specific locations, they remind you to unplug your devices as you leave the room. Entry outlets also help you keep track of where your appliances are.

Home Office Outlets

You need to determine the use of your workplace to determine the place your new outlet will be installed. A home office outlet can have multiple applications for desk lights, computers, and also printers. The installation of these outlets can be below the countertops, above the countertops, and in cabinets.

Wall Mounted TV Outlets

This type of outlet ensures that there are no cords between the electronics and the television. A conduit that is hidden within the wall can be used in passing the HDMI cable between the electronics and the TV. Luckily, it's now possible to have a clean and uncluttered TV area because homeowners can hide their electronics and conceal their wires.

Outdoor Outlets (with GFCI Coverings)

Outdoor outlets are great to have for decorating the exterior of your home for holidays or doing yard work. Adding an outdoor outlet can be an easy fix when an indoor outlet needs maintenance. If possible, add GFCI outlets (ground fault circuit interrupter outlets) for added protection. 

Work with Local Professional Electricians for Expert Outlet Installation

Electricity is nothing to play around with. If you don't feel confident in replacing an outlet play it safe, have Electric Blue electrician take care of it. Electric Blue offers general electrical service to commercial, residential, and industrial customers in the greater Denver area. Give us a call today.

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