Charging Stations Lead Tidiness Fight
Do you remember the times before every electrical outlet in your house had some modest electronic apparatus sprouting from it? I have four items I use daily that all must be recharged — cell phone, digital camera, laptop and headset — once I get an iPad, which will make five. That’s just me. Could you imagine the logistics of managing every one of these chargers for a family of four?
Regardless of a number of my customers ask I include a charging station once I design cabinetry for them. They’re sick of kitchen counters and laptops being coated in wires. If you are trying hard to keep your personal electronic devices and their related chargers from taking over, here are a few great ideas to keep everything juiced up and ready without making a mess.
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc..
This great sliding shelf has a wonderful backrest to maintain cell phones set up so that they do not slip around since the shelf is transferred in and out.
Shannon Ggem ASID
A drawer is a superb place in which to tuck all of these small electronics. Install a power strip at the back of the drawer and also leave area behind the drawer for the primary cord to move using the drawer.
Rob Kane – Kitchen Interiors Inc..
We’ve got appliance garages in our kitchens, so why don’t you create a charging garage?
Jennifer Weiss Architecture
This is not a charging station, but it could be with the inclusion of a power strip. Right by the front door is a really handy place for your electronic necessaries. The recessed niche makes things seem much wider than when they were all sitting at the top of a shelf. I like this market appears like it’s lined with felt.
Becker Architects Limited
Cubbies at a mudroom are great for individual charging channels for each member of their household.
Hint: Should you take your personal electronics to work or college, purchase two sets of charging wires, one for each location. This may prevent your having to lug a tangle of cords with you everywhere you go.
Fleur de Noyer Chest of Drawers
Though this iPad sits towards the top of the dresser to control, the receptacles are hidden under panels at the top.
Fleur de Noyer Chest of Drawers
This shows the dresser with all the panels closed. The look is very minimal, and closed panels keep dust out of the receptacles.
Contemporary Media Storage
Complex Products has a terrific line of pop-up boxes which store items at the back of counter areas. Obtaining one for charging small items is a great use of otherwise wasted space, and it keeps your counters clean.
Sanctuary Battery Charging Station – $9.99
There are many battery charging channels readily available, in the event you don’t have the option to build something into cabinetry. This tray keeps matters accumulated.
I think it’s just adorable a tiny shelf was created only to bill this cell phone. Keeping it alongside the coatrack means it’s always ready for when you venture out.
Heiden Deluxe Charging Station Valet – $139.95
This is another great option for holding all the wires and mess when can’t build in a custom charging station.
Electree, Created by Vivien Muller – EUR 299
This one is run by solar power. It is helpful and energy efficient, and you can use it anywhere you have some sunshine.
CableDrop – $10
Keeping the cords neat is half of the battle in developing a good charging station. These tiny cord holders keep cords right where you want them.
More Ways to Handle Your Cords
Southern Studio Interior Design
This photograph reminds me of when I was a small girl and had a storage room where I kept books. (You know, these things made out of paper with printing on them) No charging stations in this photo, but it could be a great place. I use my cell phone as my alarm clock, so a niche at the head of the bed would be an ideal location for a charging station. Do you use an e-book writer? Near your bed is a good place for recharging which too.
Inform us Where else might you place a charging station?