Let’s be honest, the power cords supplying juice to our mobile devices get away with being a cacophonous addition to our homes. But this troubling decor faux pas has no place in a beautifully designed house. Not to worry, because in today’s post I’m going to share some simple solutions that will nip the crisis in the bud.
Cabinets And Drawers, But Not For Cans Of Soup
Like most homes, my comfortable abode has an abundance of wall sockets with more than three cords plugged-in at any given time. If you are anything like me, then you must be desperately in search of a more practical alternative. So instead of offering your guests or yourself a terrible display of all your pocket gadgets, you can discretely hide your power stations inside cabinets and pull-out drawers with options like the ones below.
You can even designate specific charging ports for everyone in your family. Create name cards like what the homeowners did above for a simple indication of who’s device belongs to who, an especially handy trick if everyone at home uses the same model.
If you care for more space, the cabinet installment above is a great example of how you can increase the amount of storage units in tight areas like hallways. Because there are both large and small compartments, this white cabinet charging unit doubles as a hideaway shelf for mail and other paper files.
Charging Stations Found In The Kitchen
Believe it or not, charging stations actually are more suitable in the kitchen than in the living room. Why? Well, mostly because kitchens are a nexus between the busy outside and the home setting. Think about it. You come home, walk through the back door, drop your keys on the kitchen counter, and scour the fridge to appease your hunger. By having out a charging station that’s an arm’s length away, you wouldn’t have to walk into the living room for all your needs.
If you use the kitchen door more than the front door, then why not position the charging station somewhere more accessible?
How about charging your laptops and cell phones above a practical wine shelf? I’m sure you won’t forget to pop open a bottle after work with this smart cabinet choice at home.
Of all the places you could place a charging unit, I’d recommend installing it adjacent to your spice cabinet. There are no particular reasons to justify this design feature, except for one: Keep the overall look of your kitchen unchanged when installing a charging station.
DIY Charging Station Projects
In keeping with the spirit of hands-on projects, there are so many ways to lift the veil of plainness before your eyes when looking at the current way you charge your devices. Here they are below!
If you are more of a DIY person, then the charging tray above could be one project worthy of your time. It’s easy to install and won’t alter the look of your home, or better yet, it won’t squeeze the size of your wallet.
Elegant Charging Platforms
The way you approach this design feature is based on how much change you want to see in the home. For charging stations designed in relation to the rest of the decor, large units like the one above are a great example of how you can go about this upgrade.
For some modern spin, charging stations like the one above are perfect because they grant both form and function. They do not complicate their surroundings and they effectively conceal the non-aesthetic elements of phone chargers and wires.
John Halls Cabinets
Divine Kitchens and Cabinets
Divine Kitchens and Cabinets
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