How To Hide Your TV Wires

How To Hide Your TV Wires

After spending megabucks on your big beautiful new TV and hanging it on the wall, the last thing you want is cords and cables ruining the look. There are a few simple fixes that can help you hide your TV wires, and get back to binge-watching your favorite show in peace.

All you need are a few various tools for a simple fix, including a utility knife, mount plates, screwdrivers, end-cutting wire cutters, a voltage tester, and a drill with a half-inch wood drill bit. You may also need additional supplies, such as TV cable connectors and wire nuts for joining wire ends. Here’s the fix:

1. Start by cutting a hole in your drywall behind the television, and another one behind your entertainment center.

2. Pull the wires through the mount plates you’ve purchased, and tighten them to the wall.

3. Use a drywall saw to cut holes, and use your screwdriver to secure the mount plates.

You can use a stud finder to ensure that you have space to run the cables through open spaces.

 

Other Important Details About Hiding Your TV Wires

  • Never run power cables behind the wall to your TV as this will cause a fire hazard. Instead, a power outlet extension with a building-safe wire should be used behind your TV.

  • Use an extension cable to run to an existing outlet.

  • Use a cable pass-through port. This port is typically a huge hole in the wall plate allowing you to stick cables of any shape and size, including audio, HDMI, or any other cables needed.

  • Use wall-safe HDMI cables. Some kits have properly shielded HDMI cables that safely run behind your wall. However, you can always buy these cables if it's not included.

 

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