This week we are jumping head first into our kitchen backsplash project. But before we could get too excited about getting started we had to convert our single outlet to a double outlet. Our only outlet above the kitchen countertop is tucked just behind the stove. With the addition of our dishwasher which requires the use of a plug pretty much 24/7 we were limited to a single plug to run appliances off of.
So since we had already taken the paneling off we decided it would be a quick upgrade to give ourselves a new actually usable outlet. Which meant we needed to wire a double plug from a single plug. After turning off the power and removing the old outlet, we used our Dremel Multi-Max to cut out the drywall to give us space for the new larger box. P.s. if you don’t have a multimax we HIGHLY recommend one, we find ourselves using it all the time for tons of projects. They are around $85 dollars on Amazon.
Originally I had planned on putting the second outlets wires into the back of the outlets through the small holes. But that doesn’t work with stranded wire so we went this route: