How to Hide Plug Sockets and Wires
Plug sockets and wires are a necessity that must be in your home. In fact, if you have and make use of electrical appliances, you probably can't get enough of them. You'll agree with me, though, that sometimes, they don't usually fit into the type of decoration you've chosen for your home.
You may have strict safety precautions you follow, especially if you have kids. Playful kids. It might be a lot easier if you have the inputs readily available when you are building or renovating your house. It gives you the advantage of picking convenient locations for hiding your wires and plug sockets, says an experienced electrician in Hertfordshire, Theedam Electrics.
You don't have to worry if this is not the case. You can still disguise or hide them cleverly with your furniture and a little of your residual knowledge of creativity.
So, I will be explaining some various steps you can adopt for hiding that cable or plug socket that disfigures your home. I know you want the decoration of your room to glow. These are the steps you could adopt to conceal those eyesores.
Conceal the socket with a bucket plant (Horticulture)
Maybe you've been to your friend's apartment downtown, and you love that plant in the corner of the sitting room. It might interest you to know that most plants in sitting rooms are concealers of plug sockets and electric cables. All you have to do is place a considerably sized houseplant in front of the plug socket.
The plant could be in a bucket or a vase, the most important thing to note is that the plant conceals the plug socket. It could be in the kitchen, sitting room or bedroom.
Design box-like cardboard into a socket docking or cover station
This is where your knowledge of design comes into play. This is a very cheap and easy method of concealing wires and plug sockets. If you don't have enough drawers to contain your electronics, you can design this box to fit in this vacuum. You have to:
● Design a box that is a little longer than your power strip (you can create an office-like box to suit this purpose).
● Use a pair of sturdy scissors or box-cutter to cut a slot in each end. Make sure it's large enough for the cables to fit perfectly.
● After you are done designing the box, you can now gently place the power strip inside.
Put the wires and plug sockets behind the wall
This is the best and most advisable method of concealing electronic gadgets, especially plugs and sockets. If you want the wires connected to your TV to be completely invisible, or you want your outlets to be internal, the best method is to run them behind the walls of your home.
This can be done when you are building or renovating your home. It could also be achieved after building the house. In order to do this, you'll have to use the dry-saw, utility knife or drill depending on the thickness of the wall to make holes on the wall. Then you make use of the stud finder to be sure there are no wall studs in that area.
When doing this, you should turn off the main supply of electricity to the building. Install the wall-mounted cables and plug sockets into the drilled hole and run their cords to the primary source of power. After this is done, cover the hole and allow the interface of the plug socket alone to be visible externally.
Make use of a cable catch
Before concealing your cables and sockets, ask yourself if they are secured. Once you hide them, it becomes hard to trace when they have issues, especially if they are embedded behind the walls.
If you are sure they are secure, you can make use of the table-catch on your nightstand or desktop to prevent them from falling anytime you unplug a device. You can make use of cord hooks which are practical tools that helps you hold cables down the legs of your furniture, thereby removing every dangling cord behind or on your desk.
You may agree with me that few things look more odd in a room than a tangle of unattractive cords or visible plug sockets in plain sight. Although most homeowners have to contend with computer wires, electronic chargers, and television cables daily.
This can be tiring and annoying sometimes, especially if it's not the case in your friend's apartment. You can adopt the method as mentioned above to conceal these cables and plugs. After you've achieved your aim, compare your room before and after concealing the hardware. The difference is always negligible!