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August 26, 2020 2 min read

A vanity drawer outlet is essential when it comes to adding a convenient power source to your bathroom, and in 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 outlet, the Style Drawer Blade Duo (part # 0290-20324W). If you’re working with a narrow drawer, try our Style Drawer Flush Series outlets (part # 0290-00032) - or browse our full collection of bathroom vanity outlets. And be sure to consider incorporating canisters and other accessories to further enhance your drawer organization.

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 and features a UL Listed thermostat that cuts power to the outlet when surrounding temperatures exceed 120°F. While this thermostat shut off feature alone ensures safety, we offer an additional, optional safety add-on called the Interlock Box. The Interlock Box feature de-energizes the vanity drawer outlet when the drawer begins to close. While this feature was originally designed for our Canadian customers (making our products the first and only in-drawer power outlets allowable by the CEC for installation in Canada), it’s an optional add on for anyone who values the additional layer of safety and peace of mind.

Want to see how our vanity drawer outlets can enhance your bathroom organization, functionality and overall aesthetics? Head to our Idea Library 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.