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, without cutting into your walls, while keeping your home looking clean and modern. If you’d prefer to hide TV wires behind the wall, this guide will walk you through every step of the process.
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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!
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