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.
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.