This seems like a simple thing to do, but before I give it a try I am hoping for advice here. I bought and installed a new bathroom vanity not too long ago. It came with a piece to function as a backsplash of sorts, about 4 inches high. The problem is that it is just barely too tall and runs into the outlet on the wall. I figure the best thing is to move the outlet. How do I do this as easily as possible?
The outlet boxes are not movable without major surgery.
Remove the old (which is nailed to the stud behind the wall).
You will have to cut new outlet hole in the dry wall and install it by nailing it to the stud (behind the wall)
Extend the wires.
Alternatively you can cut in to the backsplash.
Use nice cover plate. The fill the space in the part were the cover plate is standing away from the wall due to back splash thickness.
Another way would be, cut in backsplash the size of the cover plate, so it is flat with the wall. The cut in the backsplash could be at 45 Dgr to make it look nice, or even rounded edges.
This solution might have some CODE problems:
Since you say the dual outlet is to low by a inch let it be covered by the back splash, but needs to be disconnect first.
I assume the top outlet would be accessible.
Covert it to single outlet.
Let the backsplash cover the lower outlet.
Now cut the cover plate to size around the top outlet.
Use silicone to protect it and the back splash from water.