Home Improvements: Glass and Plugs

The glass splashback wall is installed —  finally, and all the pieces fit precisely. It’s brilliant, and a total breeze to keep clean. I also love the way the garden reflects against the glass and turns it different colours.


And I don’t think that I mention one of the things, well a gadget actually, that I love. These are pop-up sockets. When you need an electrical outlet, you just pull up the tower and you have 3 power points for use. When you’re finished, unplug the appliance (or phone or charger or whatever) and push the tower back into the worktop. That means very few sockets on the wall to muck up the clean lines of the kitchen.


Now you see it …..


… Now you don’t! How nifty is that, eh?

Yesterday, I ordered all of the wooden blinds for the house. In two weeks those will be installed. Nearly finished with the kitchen!

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Fabulous! You are going to have to give us a tour of your whole home in photos.
    Have a super weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    1. Misky says:

      Thanks, Mandy, you, too!

  2. Janet Rörschåch says:

    Love how that looks. Am I seeing that the glass turns the corner into the window sash?

    1. Misky says:

      Yes, it does – goes flush right up to the windowpane. That’s what had to be recut because it didn’t fit precisely.

  3. hcfbutton says:

    I libe the hidden outlets. Quick question though, are the GFI or do you worry about water spilling into them?

    1. Misky says:

      Hi. Sorry, what is GFI? I don’t worry about water spilling because they have a tight silicon seal around the aluminium disk, and they’re also wired straight into the kitchen socket ring so if anything goes wrong the circuit breaker kicks in immediately. They’re made specifically for kitchens, rather than desks or area without water.

      1. hcfbutton says:

        GFI is ground fault protection. Acronym we use in the building industry.

        1. Misky says:

          My husband informs me that “yes, of course” they’re grounded….” News to me. I just trust my electrician to do what’s required. 🙂

  4. drpkp says:

    Loving the pop up sockets !

    1. Misky says:

      They are brilliant, Pearl! Good luck with your kitchen. Hope to see a few photos on your Facebook page. 🙂

  5. themondaybaker says:

    I getting a bad case of kitchen envy! I love the Tower – I suspect that I would spend a lot of time just playing with it. Plug goes up. Plug goes down. Repeat until it breaks……. 🙂

    1. Misky says:

      I am having a lot of fun pulling open drawers, rearranging and then rearranging and then rearranging … 😀

  6. becca givens says:

    Oooh it is beautiful … love all the light … AND the pop up tower … ingenious!!!

    1. Misky says:

      Thanks, Becca. 🙂

  7. Love, Love, Love… I wan’t your kitchen *sigh*

    1. Misky says:

      Aaaah, Lisa, sorry but I can’t help you there. 🙂 What’s your kitchen like?

  8. I can’t tell you the difference a new (bigger) kitchen makes, made our house feel like new – yours looks brilliant. I wish I’d opted for those plugs though!!

    1. Misky says:

      Hi Phil,

      New house; so right. It’s amazing, isn’t it? As for for the pop-ups, they can only go in a unit without drawers, so positioning can be tricky. It took some fiddling with the plans to get it right. No reason why you can’t fit them after-the-fact. Drill a hole to fit the tower, and then wire them into a grounded circuit (ours are connected into a new kitchen sockets ring). 🙂

  9. margo roby says:

    Me, too. I want the kitchen. How beautiful. Love the pop-ups!

    1. Misky says:

      The pop-up is nifty, true, but the oven is brilliant. No more waiting 60-minutes for the oven to come up to proper temperature!

  10. Karen says:

    I’ve been waiting to see the popup sockets. They would be perfect for an island.

    1. Misky says:

      Yes, they really would! I haven’t space for an island but maybe your next project would include them?

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