How to Hide Wires
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Modern technology has made many aspects of everyday life more convenient and enjoyable, but unfortunately this technology often comes with unsightly wires. This guide will teach you how to hide cables quickly and keep your home looking clean and modern.
Measure the wall to determine the length of the cords you want to cover.
Cut the base and cord cover to match the length you just measured.
3. Mark anchor points
Use a pencil to mark the anchor points on the wall. Use a level to ensure they are straight.
4. Mount base
Use anchors and screws to mount the base of the cord cover to the drywall. The screws may either be included with the cord cover, or you will need to check manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you use the right sizes.
5. Lay the cables
Lay the cables over the base and snap the cover on to conceal.
Paint the cover to blend it in with the wall.
1. Use cable ties
Use cable ties to bundle cords and snip off the ends as needed.
2. Conceal with flex tubing
Measure the length of the cords you want to conceal, then measure and cut flex tubing to match the length.
3. Wrap around the wires
Pull the tube apart and wrap around the wires that were tied together.
1. Select a drawer
Pick a drawer or lower cabinet at your desk that is near an outlet.
2. Drill a hole
Use a drill with a hole saw bit to drill a hole in the back of the drawer or cabinet.
3. Insert power strip
Feed the plug from the power strip through the hole you just drilled in the back of the drawer or cabinet.
4. Attach power strip
Apply double-sided adhesive to the back of the power strip and stick it to the back of the drawer or cabinet. Now, simply plug in your electronics!