Bringing a flat TV screen home is contemporary and offers a streamlined look. Having wires hanging down with the cords exposed is unsightly. We don’t watch much TV, but I still wanted to have at least one in our home so our guests would be able to watch TV or movies when they come to visit us. After purchasing a TV I quickly discovered that we needed to hide mounted TV cables because they look unpolished and tacky. It was too late for me to get the store where I bought the TV to mount and hide the cords.
So, being the frugal person I am, I wanted to hide the TV cables without paying a third-party company to charge me close to the same price we paid for the TV. After consulting my husband I discovered that he couldn’t just tuck them away behind the walls. Instead he needed to properly store the wires so they wouldn’t dangle beside the wall and insulation because doing so could be a fire hazard.
After doing a little research we discovered how quickly and easily a person could use a cord organizing kit with power source to hide their cords safely.
Mount and hide the cords yourself with a cable organizer kit
Decide how you want to display the cords: covered or completely hidden.
The first step is to decide if you want to cut your wall or just hide the wires. Just covering the cords is the easiest way, but in my opinion, it doesn’t look that great.
Obtain a professional cable organizing kit with a power surge option attached.
Get a wall mounting kit from Home Depot or Amazon.com. The mounting kit was cheap and the instructions were easy to follow.
Some of amazon’s options are below. Click on the picture to go directly to their site:
DataComm Electronics 50-8823-WH-KIT Flat Panel TV Cable Organizer Kit with Duplex Surge Power Solution
PowerBridge TWO-CK Dual Outlet Recessed In-Wall Cable Management System with PowerConnect for Wall-Mounted Flat Screen LED, LCD, and Plasma TV’s
Layout the equipment and tools you’ll need.
After your kit arrives read the instruction manual. Follow the electrical instructions completely. Then arrange the different parts on the floor in the order of use.
Now you can enjoy watching programs on television without distracting cords in your way.
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