How To Adjust Outlets After Tiling

How To Adjust Electrical Outlets After Tiling | One Mile Home Style

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!!


Electrical Outlet Spacers

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.)

Electrical Outlet Spacers

Here is the outlet pulled out from the wall.

Adjusting Electrical Outlets After Tiling

Once you have the the right amount of spacers, fit them behind the bracket and feed the screw through the bracket and the spacers.
Adjusting Electrical Outlets After Tiling

Tighten the screw, and check to make sure that the outlet is at the depth you want.

Adjusting Electrical Outlets After Tiling

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.

Adjusting Electrical Outlets After Tiling


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Comments

  1. We'll be doing this soon in a remodeled bathroom. Thanks for the tips! Visiting today from Kansas Women Bloggers -- we're so glad you linked up with us :)

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  2. Thank You Thank You Stephanie and Hubby! I have been searching for this info for weeks. Now I can finish my backsplash.

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  3. Thanks for the great tutorial. I want to add a back splash in our kitchen, but have been hesitant thinking it would be difficult. You make it look easy.

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  4. Can you tell me where you found this backsplash? I've been hunting for a mosaic with these exact colors!

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    1. Hi Lindsey! I bought the tile from Uncommon Supply Company in Kansas City. The tile brand is Daltile, I would search for suppliers in your area that carry the brand.

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  5. Finally the secret is out! thank you.

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