Have you ever wondered how others hide their TV cords? Do they unplug them when not in use or is there some magical trick? Well, we’re here to show you how after hiding ours this weekend. We had zero plans of tackling this project but so glad we did! Especially once we realized it’s only a 20 minute project. Here’s where we started with our TV cords exposed and going down the side of our media console.
While out at Lowe’s, we stumbled upon this kit that allows you to hide the TV cords behind the wall . We thought why not and gave it a shot. We’re thrilled with the results! As you can see here, the cords are no longer seen and we don’t have a jumbled mess hanging off the side of the media console.
Curious to know how to hide your own TV cords? Here’s a quick rundown on how to use this kit (which I’m sure is similar to others out there). You’ll also find a video at the end showing you the entire install as well!
Step 1: You’re going to make two holes in your wall. One behind your TV and one towards the bottom of the wall. Use a stud finder to find where the studs are located (you want to avoid them). Create your holes using the hole saw included in the kit. You can do this by hand or attach it to a power drill.
Step 2: Use the fish tape (or rods) to feed the cables behind the wall. You’ll start in the bottom hole with the cable on the hook and then push the rod up to the top hole. Grab it and pull it through until you’ve successfully pulled the cable through. Repeat for each cable you have, including the power cord included in the kit.
Step 3: Run the cables through each module that’s at each end of the power cord.
Step 4: Install the bottom module by screwing it into to place. With the top module, you secure the power cord to it first and then install it on the wall.
Step 5: The hardest part is done! Plug the female end of the additional power cord in the bottom module. Plug the male end in a surge protector or wall outlet.
Step 6: Plug the TV in the upper module and connect your cables and cords to the TV.
Is the cord of your TV still exposed because of how long it is? Use a zip tie to solve that problem!
Within 20 minutes your cables will be hidden and you’ll wonder what took you so long to try this (like we did).
Like we promised, here’s the video showing our install to help you install yours as well!
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