Where To Install Your Vanity Drawer Outlet

In-drawer outlets provide a convenient, hidden power source to your bathroom. So where is the best place to install your vanity drawer outlet? It’s not what you might think...
Vanity with in-drawer outlets

Adding an in-drawer outlet to your bathroom vanity is essential when it comes to creating a highly organized and functional space. These outlets provide a designated space to stow and power hot tools like hair dryers and curling irons, plus trimmers, shavers and more, eliminating countertop cord and device clutter while allowing your styling accessories to remain plugged in and ready for use at all times. But where is the best place to install your bathroom vanity drawer outlet?

Double vanity with outlet

A vanity drawer outlet is almost always meant for the purpose of organizing and powering higher voltage styling tools. So the best –and most common– place to install your vanity drawer outlet is the center drawer, which is deep enough to fit and organize those devices that most people are looking to plug in, like hair dryers and curling irons.

Woman curling hair in-drawer outlet

But why not the top drawer? The top drawer is typically the most shallow, and designed specifically for everyday hygiene items such as your toothbrush, toothpaste, Q-tips, combs, night creams and so on. So while our outlets can technically be installed into the top vanity drawer, this will only make sense if you (or your client) are looking to utilize the outlet exclusively for plugging in smaller and lower voltage items like electric toothbrushes or trimmers.

Which Docking Drawer outlet is right for your bathroom vanity? Check out our top-selling vanity drawer outlets, including the Docking Drawer Blade with 2 AC ports (#1514-160) or the Docking Drawer Blade Duo with 4 AC ports (#1514-266) - or browse our full collection of Blade Series in-drawer outlets. And be sure to consider incorporating canisters and other accessories to enhance your drawer organization even further.

hair tool styling drawer

Aside from the organizational possibilities, there’s another bonus to installing a vanity drawer outlet from Docking Drawer that you probably haven’t even thought of... you won’t ever have to worry about plugging and unplugging styling accessories again! Our vanity drawer outlets are designed in such a way that allow you to keep accessories plugged in when the drawer is closed. How is this possible? Let’s take a second to talk about our patented safety features.

Every vanity drawer outlet from Docking Drawer is ETL Listed for use in the US & Canada, and comes standard with an interlocking safety feature that cuts power to the outlet when surrounding temperatures exceed 120°F. For our friends in Canada, or those looking for an extra layer of safety for powering hot tools inside the drawer, our Safety Outlet with Blade Limit Switch can be added to detect the drawer position and de-energize the outlet when the drawer is closed.

Want to see how our vanity drawer outlets can enhance your bathroom organization, functionality and overall aesthetics? Head to our Project Gallery to see how our products are being applied to a variety of customer projects. And please don’t hesitate to contact our team directly if you have questions on products or installation. We look forward to helping you find the best products and applications for your project.

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