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How to Easily Hide Those Ugly TV Cable Wires

Now you can finally hide those ugly TV cable wires with this no-fuss DIY in wall cable management system that installs in less than an hour.

If your husband is anything like mine, there is nothing he likes better than a giant flat screen TV with the latest 4K technology and the best color displayed like a trophy in your living room. I’ve lost count of how many hours we’ve spent at Best Buy standing in front of their wall of televisions. In the days of old, your television often doubled as a decorative piece with an intricate wood front and, if your mother was anything like mine, a display of delicate glass knickknacks along the top. As televisions became thinner, noticeably slimmer, and lighter, we opted to start hanging them from our walls. From a tech perspective, televisions today are sexier than ever. But when it comes to decor aesthetic, they could do with a few improvements. Sure, we’ve cut down on the requisite amount of dusting but created an entirely new problem: a mess of cords running down our walls.

Over the years some talented DIY’ers have developed unique ways to hide the cords; from fabric covers to paintable plastic molds. The problem is that most of the solutions were more of a band-aid than a true fix and none of them really looked that great. Long term solutions wound up creating more of a headache as it made it impossible to move the television from one designated area. Enter the Legrand In-Wall Cord & Cable Power Kit. It’s a mouthful to say but it’s also an awesome DIY in-wall cable management system.

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The kit comes complete with everything you need to hide all your wires without calling an electrician. It’s a true “do it yourself” kit that works in 5 simple steps. 

1. Cut two holes in your drywall (one behind the TV and one near an outlet) with the included saw. You can attach it to your power drill or use the included handle if you want to watch your husband’s muscles flex.

2. Run cables and cords behind the drywall easily with the included fish tape. (We actually didn’t even need to use it!)

3. Place the grommets with outlet covers in each of the precut holes.

4. Connect power to your existing outlet. 
5. Sit back and enjoy the latest episode of Scandal with your wine and popcorn, without the distracting cable mess.

According to the instructions, it all takes less than an hour with minimal fuss to install the DIY in-wall cable management system for less than $75. But you’re still still not convinced that DIY is your thing, you can also have a Geek Squad agent handle the installation for you. 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Now you can finally hide those ugly TV cable wires with this no-fuss DIY in wall cable management system via @Jeanabeena
Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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13 Comments

  1. October 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    This is a great idea! Will tell my husband to try this!!

  2. October 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    Gosh I wish I would have known about this much sooner! When we remodeled our living room we were so lost on how to hid the cables inside of the wall! I will definitely bookmark this for future reference!

  3. October 24, 2017 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    This is how we did ours too. It just gives it such a cleaner look when those hideous cables aren’t trailing down the wall.

  4. brianne
    October 24, 2017 at 6:43 pm — Reply

    This is such a great idea! I so need to do this with our TV in the living room!

  5. October 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    My husband and I were JUST battling the ugly cable wires a couple of days ago. This is an amazing option!

  6. Pam
    October 24, 2017 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    This is so cool. No more ugly wires hanging down from the television set.

  7. October 24, 2017 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    Wow oh wow! THis is genius! Now we don’t have to deal with those ugly cables all over the place.

  8. October 24, 2017 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    I would love to get this for the house! It’s really easy to install and it just makes everything look better!

  9. October 24, 2017 at 5:51 pm — Reply

    Those are really awesome tips! I love the kit, it makes hiding those wires easier especially if you’re not used to the whole DIY thing.

  10. October 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm — Reply

    This sounds like something that I could use all over the house! I love the sleek and clean look of the gadgets when there are no wires hanging out!

  11. October 24, 2017 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    This really is the perfect way to wall mount without worrying about the mess. I bet you could create some really clean home theater setups using this kit.

  12. October 24, 2017 at 2:38 pm — Reply

    That is such an awesome idea! We have cable wires EVERYWHERE, and it’s so ugly.

  13. robin rue
    October 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm — Reply

    We purposely didn’t get a wall mounted tv because of the wires. I had no idea it was so easy to hide the wires.

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