(pilfered from BUILD)
As far as plugs are concerned, we’re looking for (surprise, surprise) something clean and cubist. Fortunately, we didn’t have to look too hard: How about Leviton! They make squarish insets and have screwless covers:
We’ll need one of those for our cooktop.
Our dream plugs and switches would be Trufig:
Freakin’ gorgeous! But pricey, and that’s not including the delicate installation. We’ll have leave those to the one percenters...
For plugs, wethinks we will go with orienting the plugs horizontally (requires more blocking?) a la the BUILD diagram above.
I guess we’ll keep plugging along...
postnote 1: As it turns out, those horizontal plugs do require extra blocking, but it's part of the baseboarding described above:
although that double baseplate ain't (necessarily) good for minimizing air infiltration.