Discreet Wiring: The Best Ways To Hide Your Cords and Cables

Discreet Wiring: The Best Ways To
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We may be able to access the Internet, watch TV, listen to music, and phone a friend from anywhere in our home simply by saying a command, but we aren’t completely hands free. All of the devices that we use on a daily basis to make our lives easier have one main thread in common. Actually, it’s not a thread, it’s a cord. Lots of cords.

Behind every high-speed laptop, motorized standing desk, sleek HD TV, and state-of-the-art stereo system is a whole lot of cords. Many of us have phone chargers scattered throughout the house creating numerous docking stations to ensure that our phones are never out of battery. Having a home office likely means that you have a PC set up with a printer and speakers, which mean cords, cords and more cords.

We can’t even blame the technical revolution as the only culprit of the infestation of cords in our homes. What about lamps? Fans? Humidifiers? If you toured a new home built in the last five years then you know that one of the biggest changes in home building is the addition of outlets everywhere. And we mean everywhere. Kitchen islands, in the floor, even sometimes in the ceiling.

We all use cords for a variety of gadgets throughout the day, but that doesn’t mean we want to see them. Aesthetically speaking, no one wants to look at a tangled mess courts. Even the sleekest and most futuristic looking powerbar can’t make jumbled mess of plugs look like a design choice.

Then there’s the safety factor. If you live in a house with small children or pets, cords pose a huge danger. Cords can even be dangerous for adults, with a tripping hazard at every outlet.

Aside from living off the grid, what can we do? Actually, a lot. There are many products available that are designed to help organize and hide cords, making your home look cleaner and feel safer.

1. J Channel Desk Cable Organizer by SimpleCord

Using extra wide, extra strong tape, the versatile J Channel Desk Cable Organizer by SimpleCord Comes with five channels that are 16 inches long each, making it a great kit to use anywhere in the house. Hide wires around your desk or make counter space in the kitchen look neater than ever by creating a track to house cords. With a wide opening running the length of the channel, it’s easy to thread wires in and out, which is ideal if you need to plug and unplug the gadget, for example, a laptop power cord that you need to use at home and at the office. Some customers have opted to use a screw when installing the channels in order to make them sturdier. If you do use the adhesive tape, there is the risk of removing paint when you remove the channels. Our team loves that the channels are available in black, white, gray, and a brown wood finish, making it easy to find color that matches your home and helps the channels to blend in.

J Channel Desk Cable Organizer by SimpleCord

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2. SimpleCord Cable Concealer

Another great products from SimpleCord is the Cable Concealer. A better option for organizing and hiding cords that you won’t be regularly plugging and unplugging, like a TV, the Cable Concealer is a closed system that the cords threading through like a tunnel, unlike the J Channel, which has an opening that runs the width of the product. The package comes with six cable cover raceways that measure 1 1/8″ x 11/16″ x 25″ each, which works out to 150″ of cable concealment per pack. The kit comes with the option of using the self adhesive tape included or using screws, which is a great alternative if you’re concerned about stripping paint with the tape.

SimpleCord Cable Concealer

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3. Kootek 59 Inch Cable Management Neoprene Cord Cover

Flexible, easy to use, and discreet, the Kootek 59 Inch Cable Management Neoprene Cord Cover makes hiding your cords a simple task. Measuring 59 inches long and 5.3 inches wide, the Cord Cover can be cut to custom fit your home, including the ability to easily cut holes into the cover wherever you want to make an opening for a cord. The soft fabric is great for hiding cords, but pet owners and people with small children will likely want something more difficult to chew/pinch through, making SimpleCord a better option. Available in white and black, the Kootek is a cost effective and customizeable way to conceal cords.

Kootek 59 Inch Cable Management Neoprene Cord Cover

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4. PowerBridge TWO-CK Dual Outlet Recessed In-Wall Cable Management System

Designed for wall-mounted TVs, the PowerBridge TWO-CK Dual Outlet Recessed In-Wall Cable Management System keeps cords safely hidden from view to provide the clean aesthetic that makes the work of mounting your TV on the wall worthwhile. The dual power kit can be used on two TVs or a TV and a sound bar or cable box. The recessed wall mount is small enough to work with the thinnest flat screen available on the market. Customers report that they were able to use the system to fish cables through the wall by following the instructions, but Amazon does offer in-home installation.

PowerBridge TWO-CK Dual Outlet Recessed In-Wall Cable Management System

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