Kitchen Countertop Design Meets Technology: Transforming Spaces with Wireless Charging Solutions – John’s Kitchen Project

Kitchen Countertop Design Meets Technology in John’s Kitchen Project

In June of this year, John and his wife embarked on their exciting kitchen remodelling project, focused on enhancing their kitchen countertop design and adopting an open concept floor plan to revamp their living space. They wanted to modernize their new space with a combination of design style and the latest kitchen technology. 


John’s home features a split-level design, and the initial layout of the first floor was somewhat unconventional. From an aerial view, the room takes on a square shape. Within this square, an L-shaped wall divided the kitchen, dining area, and living room. Embedded in this L-shaped wall were two support columns that they aimed to remove in order to create a more open floor plan.


Before & After

Their expertise in structural engineering greatly simplified the process, enabling them to tackle tasks such as demolishing walls and incorporating microelements and LVLs. By personally handling all the necessary calculations, they ensured the stability of their roof during the remodel, paving the way for their dream kitchen.



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After the 2 support columns were removed! – Look at all that space!

During the kitchen remodelling project, John eagerly incorporated modern features to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of his new kitchen. He opted for four concealed wireless charging areas from Kew Labs on his quartz kitchen island countertop, creating a seamless kitchen charging station. Additionally, he included a docking drawer, LED lights under an overhang, and a Sweepovac in the cabinet.


To accommodate the extensive electrical requirements of the island, the carpenter recommended installing a conduit within the 36-inch cabinet, serving as the central electrical hub. This hub would house two outlets, each capable of powering four devices. They then explored methods to provide power to the wireless chargers on the other end of the island and to the docking drawer.


The solution involved drilling a 2-inch hole through the cabinets, allowing the necessary wires to connect the chargers and docking drawer. A white wire visible in the project photo supplied power to the docking drawer, while a conduit on the opposite side catered to an additional outlet John desired on the waterfall edge of the island.


As part of the kitchen remodelling project, John sought to incorporate an invisible wireless charging countertop, specifically with the Kew Labs UTS-1 invisible wireless chargers. To save on plug sockets, John connected the 4 chargers using 2 adapters thanks to Kew Labs daisy chain UTS-1 variation


To achieve this, he enlisted the help of his fabricator, Lupillo from MJ Granite, an Illinois-based company


Before proceeding with the installation, John had the fabricators create four recessed sections in the quartz countertop to ensure a thickness of 1/2″ (12mm) for each charging area. (see images below)


This precise measurement was crucial for compatibility with all phone models, including iPhone 12 and newer devices featuring Apple’s MagSafe magnet system. Lupillo provided John with a sample to confirm the functionality of the chargers and his satisfaction before instructing Lupillo to prepare all four sections of the wireless charging countertop for installation during the kitchen assembly process.


John’s dream kitchen finally came together, complete with the innovative wireless charging countertop. He now enjoys using the wireless chargers daily, maintaining a clutter-free countertop and keeping his phone charged without any unsightly cables on his island. The charging countertop becomes even more popular when he entertains guests, who are often amazed by the chargers’ seamless integration and can’t resist trying them out for themselves.



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