So, you have seen the full kitchen tiling reveal and my thoughts and tips on tiling a backsplash, now it's time to make the electrical outlets flush with the new tile.
As you are tiling, you want to make sure you leave enough room around the electrical outlets so you can pull them out from the wall and make them flush with the new tile. You will need to pick up these handy dandy outlet spacers and longer outlet screws before you can get to work.
Before you start any work with the outlets, make sure you have shut off the power!!
The spacers come in strips that fold up to whatever size you need. Once you know how many you need, you just cut them down, fold them up and snap them together. (You can find ones similar to the ones we used here.)
Here is the outlet pulled out from the wall.
Once you have the the right amount of spacers, fit them behind the bracket and feed the screw through the bracket and the spacers.
Tighten the screw, and check to make sure that the outlet is at the depth you want.
Put the cover back on, and ta-da! Your outlet is now flush with your new tile. Depending on the number of outlets, this is totally a project that can be done in 30 minutes to an hour.