How to Install Outlet in Bathroom Vanity Effortlessly

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. Having drawer outlets inside your bathroom cabinets and bathroom drawers provides a designated space to stow and power hot tools like your hair dryer, curling iron, trimmer, shaver, and more. 

This effectively eliminates countertop cord and device clutter while allowing your styling accessories to remain plugged in and ready for use at all times. But where exactly is the best place to install your in-drawer vanity outlet?

Double vanity with outlet

In-drawer outlets for the vanity are almost always meant for the purpose of organizing and powering hot styling tools, shavers and other devices commonly used in the daily get-ready routine. The best and most common place to install an in-drawer vanity outlet is the center drawer, which is deep enough to fit and organize the devices 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 electrical 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 box exclusively for plugging in smaller and lower voltage items like electric toothbrushes or trimmers.

Choosing the Right Docking Drawer Outlet

Which Docking Drawer outlet is right for your bathroom vanity? Check out our top-selling in-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

Beyond the obvious organizational benefits, installing an in-drawer vanity outlet from Docking Drawer offers an additional, often overlooked advantage: the convenience of keeping your styling accessories plugged in at all times. Say goodbye to the hassle of constantly plugging and unplugging your devices! 

Our thoughtfully designed in-drawer outlets enable you to keep your accessories connected even when the drawer is closed. Wondering how this is safely achievable? Allow us to introduce you to our innovative, patented safety features.

Safety and Convenience Features

Each in-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 in-drawer outlets can enhance your bathroom organization, functionality, and overall aesthetics? Head to our Project Gallery to see how our products, including all the outlets in our range, are being applied to a variety of customer projects. 

Don’t hesitate to contact our team directly if you have questions about products or installation. We look forward to helping you find the best products and applications for your project!

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