In our last blog post, we talked about how electrical outlet extenders or outlet spacers are used for preventing recessed outlets. Recessed outlets can cause an unfinished look because the outlets are not flush with the surface around them. Sometimes these are called electrical box extenders and they are safe to use indoor and outdoor.

Thankfully, we have the best electrical outlet spacers available! After studying other designs, we came up with one that is affordable and very simple to use. In this blog post, we will show you how simple it is to use an electrical outlet extender.

First of all, it’s good to know that our outlet box extenders work with a variety of materials such as backsplashes, tile, drywall, or construction that leaves outlets sitting too far into the wall. If you started a project and you didn’t realize you needed outlet box extenders, don’t worry, we got you covered. This is a common oversight on these types of projects.

Electrical outlet extenders to loose wall socket rescue! What you want is an outlet cover that is in alignment with the newly installed backsplash or wall so that it looks finished and is safe to use. If your wall sockets are not secured to the wall, the pushing and pulling of the plug can create wiring problems or sparks.

So now that we’ve had a quick review of what they are for, it’s time to review the steps on using an electrical outlet extender. 

Of course, you’ll want to buy electrical outlet extenders first. At we are happy to offer inexpensive, high quality, well-designed outlet spacers (or extenders) that are simple to use and will last you a long time.

Unlike other electrical outlet spacers or extenders, our outlet spacers are designed to be simple to install and frustration-free. We carefully crafted one of the best electrical outlet extender kits on the market.

Once you have purchased the amount of electrical outlet extender kits needed for your outlets and are ready to do the project, there is one very important first step:

Turn the electricity off. Whenever working on electrical outlets, it’s important to turn off the power to the area you are working on to protect yourself from electric shock.  All families should know how to turn off the power to the house. Here are some instructions.

How to turn off the power to the house:

Locate the main electrical panel and flip the main circuit breakers at the top (usually a pair) to OFF.

Important note: Always shut off any individual circuits before turning off the main circuit breaker.

Once the electricity is off, you are ready to follow the simple steps to upgrading your outlets and giving your wall a more finished look.

Here are the five steps to installing electrical outlet extenders on your outlet:

How to install electrical outlet extenders on your outlet

  1. Measure the area for your outlet extenders or spacers

  2. Cut the outlet spacers to fit the wall socket or sockets

  3. Add the spacer to the wall socket with the included screws

  4. Tighten the outlet receptacle

  5. Screw on the faceplate

It’s that simple!

We hope that our instructions showed how to use an outlet box extender kit to easily fix sunken plates or receptacles that have been improperly installed.

We pride ourselves in making honest electric outlet extenders. If you don’t love your electrical outlet box extender kit, simply return your electrical outlet spacers and we’ll refund you. No-fuss, no tricks, no fine print; just incredible service for you and your remodeling project.