Power Grommets are normally for commercial use; but, there are attractive, less industrial designs that appeal to users wanting a smart installation for their home or office. When some people think of power grommets, they think of a beige, plastic faceplate with power receptacles. Even worse are power receptacles set in unfinished metal. Talk about industrial. Nowadays, we want our devices to have form and function, not pure utilitarian functionality. The iPhone is a fantastic phone and a wonder of technology, but do you think anyone would buy it if it looked like a DynaTAC. Google DynaTAC and you’ll see what I’m talking about. One of the simplest ways to improve the look of a power grommet is with an attractive finish. The simple addition of powder coated black or silver pearl finishes make even the most mundane power grommet look interesting. Brushed Stainless Steel or Brushed Aluminum finishes give high end panache to steel and aluminum power grommets. I’m going full tilt with the $5 words in this blog post. This is about style of course. “Chic” and “panache” are obligatory terms in a style blog. That was another $5 word; but, I digress.
If changing the finish is a little too simplistic for what you want in your application, then go for a unique design. How about a power grommet with an undulating wave design? Such a design aesthetic in a power grommet is reminiscent of the ultra modern architectural design of Frank Gehry. If you’ve never heard of him, look him up; you’ll see the similarity between his designs for the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Guggenheim Museum in Spain and the undulating wave design. If the wave doesn’t do it for you, how about a V shaped table trough with pivot doors? Maybe a freestanding triangular power grommet is more to your liking? The options for design and finish of power grommets are far from limited. Don’t think you’re stuck in a box with only tacky or flat out ugly power grommets to choose from. Let your personal style dictate the end product you want to install in your home or office. After all, if you don’t like it you’ll be miserable looking at it every day.