Subway tile outlet covers?
I am wondering if anyone knows of a subway tile manufacturer who makes outlet covers in the same size and glaze as their tiles. We are part way through our first (and hopefully our last!) kitchen remodel and have decided on a white subway backsplash. Having read a number of threads here about outlet covers and switch plates that mar the clean lines of a beautifully tiled backsplash, I decided I wanted my outlet covers mounted horizontally and inside my tiles. I was sure it would be simple to do because subway tile backsplashes are everywhere - it must be the most commonly used backsplash material and I can't be the only person who wants to hide my outlets inside my tiles.
I started looking at tile manufacturers and none of them seem to be making outlet covers to match their ceramic tile though many do make them to match their stone tiles. I decided to try ready made ceramic covers. Since so many companies make ceramic outlet and switchplate covers, I assumed someone would make them in a 3" X 6" size. I was wrong. No one that I could find does that. There was a 2012 thread on the Kitchen Forum that referred to Columbia Gorge Stoneworks as a place who would make a custom outlet cover using my own tiles. When I looked at their web page, I saw that each outlet cover would set me back about 55.00 plus shipping plus the cost of the tiles. Their work looks stunningly beautiful but I simply can't justify spending that much on my outlet covers.
I thought about using my dremel to try and hollow out the back of a subway tile and then cut holes for the outlets but that probably wouldn't be to code and I'm sure I'd waste tons of time and tiles and probably not be happy with the result.
Has anyone heard of any tile manufacturer who makes a subway tile outlet cover? Or anyone got any other ideas?