Why Install Recessed Power Points in Your New Build Home?

Posted on: 16 May 2022

When you start to plan out power points for the rooms in your new home, it's worth thinking about using recessed units in some or all of your rooms. How do recessed power points work? What are the benefits of using them?

What Are Recessed Power Points?

Regular power points sit on a surface. So, for example, you usually install these units on walls. Recessed power points work slightly differently.

Here, you install a recessed hole in the surface. You put a holding shroud and bracket in the recess and then install a regular power point inside it.

Once everything is installed and connected, your power point will work like any other unit. However, it will sit inside the recessed area. The power point, and any plugs you put in it, won't protrude on top of the surface. They are hidden away in it.

What Are the Advantages of Recessed Power Points?

Regular power points sometimes cause some practical problems. For example, if you want to install a fridge in your kitchen and its power point sits behind it, then your fridge won't sit flush against its wall. You'll have to leave a gap behind the fridge because the power point and the plug take up some room.

This extra space could affect the size of fridge you have to buy. You might also not like the way the fridge looks. If you want a more streamlined look in your new home, then it would suit you better if the fridge could sit flush against its wall.

The cosmetic effects of regular power points won't just be confined to your kitchen. You could have similar problems if you want to mount a TV on a wall in your living room. You might find it hard to conceal its wires and keep the area around it looking tidy. Power points take up space that you could use for bookcases or wardrobes.

Recessed power points have some practical and cosmetic advantages here. If you can set a power point and its plugs into a wall, then neither will stick out. You can put appliances and other electrical items flush in front of the power point if you need to.

Plus, these power points have some safety benefits if you have young children. Recessed units are less visible and harder for little fingers to access. They could help you keep things safer in your new home.

To find out more about recessed power points and their benefits, talk to your electrician. They can help you decide the best places to use these units and install them for you.