Installing Outlets In A Kitchen

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how many outlets in the kitchenElectrical outlets should be installed up to 24 inches apart for counter spaces.

If you have an island, an outlet needs to be 12 inches from the top of the counter top.

Kitchen appliances (like a coffee maker) that will be used by the sinks and water sources must be GFCI according to the housing code.

GFCI electrical outlets will stop current to the appliance if it is tripped because of water or moisture.

Electrical outlets are needed behind the refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and trash compactor.

If you have a microwave and/or garbage disposal you will want that to have a dedicated electrical outlets. You may also need electrical outlets by the kitchen table or on walls where you will have a television or radio.

Professional, licensed and insured electricians are aware of all housing codes and can install the needed outlets properly.