Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Painting Smoothine outlet covers

We are often asked if Smoothline cover plates can be painted.  The answer is yes -- with some care.  Give the face of the wall plate a light sanding with a fine wet/dry paper to remove the gloss.  Then make sure the parts are clean.  Then spray the parts with a quality primer and paint such as Krylon, following the paint manufacturer's recommendations.

With care, the result is a outlet cover that matches the outlet or wall.  Visit for more information on Smoothline wall plates.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Coming this fall, the Smoothline flush-mount outlet cover for wood installations

We are going through UL certification on our new Smoothline flush-mount wall plate system for wood.  This will be a great addition to the line.  Ideal for installation on wood walls and in custom cabinetry, the system will allow outlets, switches and any item that utilizes a decorator shape insert to be mounted flush with the wood surface.

Here's a sneak peak at the system.

Smoothline flush-mount wall plate system for wood installation steps

The wood is cut out for the junction box.  Then using a template that will be available from DesignMod, the wood is routed out to make room for a flange.  The junction box is then inserted, the Smoothline wood flange is inserted, and the outlet, switch or accessory connection is inserted.  Then the final Smoothline flush outlet cover is snapped in place.

Smoothline flush-mount outlet cover for wood

The result is a very clean and perfectly flush outlet.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The new Smoothline flush-mount wall plate for wood

DesignMod is excited to announce it's new Smoothline flush-mount wall plate system for wood installations. The system is available in white for one-gang installations.

The system is a perfect way to install outlets in baseboards and wood-covered walls.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Nice example of a Smoothline wall plate

Here's a nice example of a 4-gang Smoothline wall plate for drywall using a variety of switch styles.

4-gang Smoothline flush-mount wall plate

Smoothline flush switchplates will work with any decorator shape insert, including switches, outlets and A/V accessories.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Smoothline wall plate retrofit

This is a great example of a retrofit of a Smoothline flush-mount wall plate in a bathroom where a GFCI outlet is required.

The old outlet was upside down, painted over, and generally unsightly.

Old 1-gang GFCI outlet

Fortunately, the junction box was set behind the drywall, leaving room for the Smooth line flush mount wall flange.  The cover and outlet have been removed and the drywall is marked to be cut out to fit the Smoothline wall flange.

1-gang retrofit with outlet removed, ready for drywall to be cut

With the drywall cutout to size, the flange has been test fit and marked for level.

Smoothline flush mount wall flange attached to drywall

The final product is a flush wall plate that blends into the Benjamin Moore pure white wall.

Smoothline 1-gang flush wall plate with GFCI outlet

And from the side the flush outlet cover and outlet nearly disappears into the wall.

Smoothline 1-gang flush wall plate with GFCI outlet

As part of the bathroom remodel, the Smoothline flush wall plate is a huge improvement over the original installation.

Friday, June 28, 2013

A Great Time at Dwell on Design 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out at Dwell on Design 2013.  We had a great time telling people about DesignMod's Smoothline flush-mount wall plate system.

DesignMod booth at Dwell on Design 2013

Our system to mount your outlets and switches flush with the wall in drywall is out now.  Our system for wood installation, a great option for walls and for custom cabinets, will be out this fall.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing everyone next year.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Setup at Dwell on Design 2013

Booth set up and ready to go.

DesignMod booth at Dwell on Design 2013

Looking forward to showing off the new Smoothline wood-wall product at Dwell on Design 2013.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A great use of a Smoothline flush-mount wall plate in a bathroom.  Even though you're required to have a GFCI outlet, the outlet doesn't need to be intrusive.

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Great 3 Days at the National Hardware Show

We had a great time at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas introducing Smoothline flush-mount wall plates to retailers and distributors.

Explaining the Smoothline flush-mount system to buyers

The highlight of the show for us was being interviewed by DIY Network.

Being interviewed by the DIY Network

Looking forward to returning in 2014 with new products!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Getting a great reception at Modern Living Expo

From February 15 to 18 we enjoyed some warm weather and received a great reception at the Modern Living Expo in Palm Springs, California.

We also enjoyed meeting the other great vendors, like ISS Designs

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Smoothline flush-mount wall plates are now available

DesignMod LLC is excited to announce that its new Smoothline® flush-mount wall plate system is now available for purchase.  Our innovative system provides a cost-effective way to mount outlets and switches flush with the wall for the ultimate in clean lines and modern sophistication.

Patent pending and UL approved, our system installs easily using standard drywall finishing techniques. Simply install the Smoothline flange as part of the finishing process, paint or paper the wall with the protective temporary cover in place, and snap in the final cover. It's the perfect way to achieve an uninterrupted, modern aesthetic in any room for about the same cost as a common hidden-screw wall plate.

The Smoothline system is available for one- to four-gang installations and retails for $9.95, $12.95, $15.95, and $18.95 for the one-, two-, three-, and four-gang sizes, respectively.

To learn more about DesignMod's innovative products, visit  We guarantee you'll never look at wall plates the same way again.