hypothetical kitchen plug question
For purely aesthetic reasons, I prefer not to have the kitchen plugs on the wall in the backsplash. I understand the wet area problem, and I understand the NEC 210 requirement of not more than 18" above the counter, but it does seem to me that near the sink is the only wet area(where there is likely to be an electrical switch for the garbage disposal if there is one - I will not have one).
Often, I see kitchen counters with backsplash of the same material that runs 4" up the wall. Is it possible to build that 4" out a bit to make a horizontal space of a couple inches and install the kitchen plugs in that horizonal space? I'm thinking something like plugmold? Or instead of having plugs one next to the other or a four-square of outlets, placing them in a line (flat part above the 4" of backsplash but not on the wall). In my head, doing this would meet the NEC210 code I read with plugs not on the counter AND the not more than 18" above the counter rule.
I hope this makes sense and there's an answer. Thanks so much.