This 30 minute DIY is for the person that loves their television mounted on the wall, but wants prefers the tv cables in the wall rather than down the wall!
Hide Cables? TV Cable Management
There is such a thing as a wall mounted tv with no cables!
While the cables will always be on the tv and behind the tv set, the premises of tv cable management means that you can have this on your home DIY menu: Wall mounted tv no cables!
Think back to the last beach vacation rental you might have stayed at and the television on the wall.
I bet it was a television mounted on the wall and no wire showed right?
TV cable management becomes necessary at some point, especially after your honeymoon period with the newly installed television suddenly wears off, and well, something like the following happens.
I am guessing that you looked at your wall space shortly after hanging a wall-mounted television and kinda just discovered the ugly power cords and HDMI cables that are running down the wall!
Love is blind, so for the short term, your new love of a wall-mounted tv and possible soundbar distracted you from even noticing those cables but now it’s time to easily hide cables from the eye!
Since you are reading this article, you’ve already committed to not painting the cables because that won’t hide cables it only kind of disguises them, and it’s a hideous mess.
Today we will change all of that, and I will offer you this insight: no matter the size of the tv mounted on your wall, you won’t have to worry you can hide cables easily with the little item I am about to show you.
From soundbars to wall televisions, the power and cables, are eyesores and ever-present.
Give yourself 30 minutes and say goodbye to those ugly cables running down the wall from your television.
Hide Cables In Wall Not On The Wall
So again this is know as tv cable management, and I am not discussing which cable provider you use, rather those ugly wries, and cords that run down your walls and just simply don’t need to be there.
You are about to install 2 boxes (don’t freak out) onto your walls, one behind the tv and one next to your electrical near the ground, that will absolutely transform the look of your mounted television.
It’s time to put the tv cables in the wall, rather than running down the wall.
What You are Not Doing To Hide Cables from Your Television
- There is not a special tape being used to ide cables or blend them with the wall.
- No PVC piping is going on your
- you are not painting PVC pipe
- you are not painting the wires or the cords and cables
- there is no need to phone an electrician
- you are not putting a bracketed mount around the cables or running the wires to a corner and using a wedge
- there are no zip ties involved
- certainly, you are not using a baseboard zip way to secure the cables
- you will not be smashing furniture up against the wall
- there are no houseplants involved
- you won’t use a tall statue
- you are not mounting a picture at the wrong height
- and last but not least you are not using fabric around an electrical cable (can we say fire hazard? )
Wall Mounted TV no Cables
So what does eliminating all of those items have to do with your ability to hide cables?
My DIY puts your tv cables in wall, and magically, the TV will be in plain sight but you will hide cables behind the wall.
Your cost just THIS >>>> easy-to-use kit I have been using all over my home and you will want to get!
Once you transition your first set of tv cables out of the wall to tv cables into the wall, you’ll do this to all TVs!
A room suddenly looks finished when you do this because your eye flows rather than stares!
Hey Cheapskate Buy the RIGHT TV Cable Management Kit
As humans, our natural instinct is to get the most bang for our buck right?
I can tell you from experience and ordering other brands, DON’T!
We considered, purchased, and returned a different brand when these were unavailable and I can tell you that all things considered, there is nothing equal or better than this brand.
Two words for you: Hide Cables.
This television is in a main-traffic area in my home.
The ‘hide cables’ prophecy has been on my to-do list for a year or better and it’s done.
Hide Cables for Wall-Mounted TV- Diagram From Manufacturer
You will need to work behind your television.
Basically, you will be housing a box (I say this because it is real, but it actually is there to get the wires from the top plugged into the wires in the box below, running behind the wall to the actual electrical wall plate on your wall.
This is the magic behind the television and I am about to show you how.
It’s so easy and looks so great you will want to do this for all your wall-mounted televisions!
Before And After with TV Cables In Wall: Not On Wall
I will apologize for the flash not being on for both images, but we were working so fast to hide cables, I did not think about getting the lighting just right!
However, you can see it’s a great transformation!
Really, I did not think if this would be a before and after you would love to until we started the install.
Hardly was I ready for a photo shoot, so we will call this ‘rough and ready’ photography.
Easily Hide Cables Which In Reality is TV Cable Management
- You will be cutting into a wall.
- It’s not a large cut, but you do want to know that.
- Also, make sure you have a pencil and a tape measure.
- Beyond that everything YOU need is in the Legrand In-Wall Power Kit.
- We found ours at Best Buy the first time.
- Then I headed over to Amazon and each time we tackle a new room with a flat-screen, I just ship a new one to myself.
- Last, we install the Legrand kit and it conceals the cables and wires behind the wall!
- Installation for this project is easy.
- There is no electrical work required, other than unplugging the television if you consider that electrical work, lol!
- Give yourself time to read the directions so you understand the concept then have at it!
- Do not call an electrician.
- This is an easy DIY Install.
- If you are handy, maybe it will take 30 minutes.
- Just read the directions, and at no point in time will you be working with electrical other than plugging in!
Can I get a ‘Woot Woot’?
Yes, I am totally silly but that’s ok because the before and after are AHHHHMAAZZZING!
You are about to extend power to a wall mount TV without modifying the home’s existing electrical wiring.
TV cable management for every size television
At first, I was wondering if it would work with our television, which is a television mounted on the wall!
So the answer is ‘Yes’.
The kit works with any TV brand!
What I love is that it will power more than one device.
Your TV and a speaker bar, or internet box!
As I said, we are working on multiple rooms and just finished this one in my son’s room.
No more wires!
In fact, it is one less thing for the foam basketball to catch on and one less to dust!
Weird Positioning? No Worries
Want to see the VIDEO of how this looks?
Trust me, when we built our house, unbeknownst to me how it happened, but it did, the contractors put things in weird spots, like on right angles and wall corners, etc.
There is nothing I can do about this now, except I can work around the odd areas, corners, angles, etc., and still create TV cable management.
Are There Wall Types I Can’t Use This TV Cables In The Wall Project On?
This tv cables in the wall project work well with drywall, but, concrete, brick, and even plaster may be a whole different obstacle.
You will have to research and read because I don’t think that will be a viable project.
This also will get down to your skill level. Depending on the tools you own, the skill you have, plus the mess you may create, you will have to research and make that judgment call.
My Only Regret: TV cables In The Wall
I have just one regret, and it is very basic. We needed to hide cables in the wall much sooner than we did.
To recap: the Legrand in-wall kit supports almost any type of power plug including right angles and wall warts.
It’s crazy great how the in-wall storage takes control of cables and wires to eliminate tangles across your floor!
Further, the white decorator plate provides a finished look.
Last, if you ever need to get to the back of your TV, no worries.
You’ll Be So Happy: TV Cables In The Wall DIY
What I love is that the end result of hiding the cables is the clean, wire-free look left behind.
Additionally, it looks like a professional was in here.
Well, my husband is pro at all he does (yeah, gotta recognize him for all he does) but, it is truly one of those so simple DIY no worries.
You will be so happy you did this, go for it! DANA XO