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How to Hide TV Wires When Mounted Over a Brick Fireplace

Having a TV mounted over a fireplace has become a popular option for homeowners who want to make use of their space in a functional and beautiful way. Though a TV over a fireplace is functional and looks great, the wires attached to the TV can be unsightly and distracting. In our previous post, How to Hide TV Wires Behind a Mounted TV, we offered solutions on how to hide wires that take away from the beauty of your space. However, having a brick fireplace can be a complicating factor when it comes to hiding wires.

At Penfold Electric, we have helped countless customers hide wires in their homes behind walls. However, it’s not so simple to hide wires behind brick. When our customers ask us, how to hide TV wires over brick fireplace and mantels, we have some helpful suggestions to make their space look great without having too many wires showing. See our tips below to learn how you can make your space beautiful and practical with minimal wires showing.

How to Hide TV Wires on Brick Fireplace with Paint

Painting brick fireplaces within a home has become a popular trend that can truly transform the way a space looks. When it comes to hiding wires, paint can be a great way to camouflage wires from your TV. Consider running wires along the brick that match the colour of your paint. This is relatively simple to do with black or white fireplaces but can become trickier if you are painting your fireplace a more unique colour. Also, consider using as few wires as possible and keeping them neat and without excess slack can help to reduce the appearance of wires.

How to Hide Wires from TV Above Fireplace with Covers

If you are not intending to paint your fireplace or have painted it a colour that you cannot find wires for, wire covers, or cases can be a great option. Using wire covers allows you to keep your wires neat and tucked away making them less distracting and also having the bonus of being paintable too. Though you cannot paint your TV wires, you can paint wire covers to camouflage or accent your space making the appearance of the wire cases less distracting or even complimentary.

Can I Drill into Brick to Hide Wires?

Though it is possible to run wiring through a brick wall it is not so simple to hide TV wires in a brick wall. You could potentially have a brick façade with wired electrical equipment behind it, though this may not always be an ideal solution. Talk with your licensed and certified electrician to better understand what can safely be done in your space. Remember that trying to DIY wiring is dangerous and could lead to safety concerns. Always leave complex electrical jobs to professionals.

Can an Electrical Outlet Be Placed into Brick?

If you are looking to have an electrical outlet placed on a brick fireplace this may be possible if the mantle is not solid brick. In many cases, brick fireplaces in older homes are solid brick even when the fireplace has been converted into a gas unit. If the brick on the fireplace or mantel is decorative or not solid brick, it may be possible to install an outlet on the brick. If this is possible for your home, it may be simpler to hide your TV wires.

What is The Best Way to Hide Wires from a TV on Brick?

When it comes to hiding wires from a TV on brick, knowing which option is best will depend on your unique circumstances. It may be best to have a residential electrician come to your home and help you determine which option is best. They may be able to offer support with hiding wires or simply have a suggestion to safely reduce the appearance of your TV wires.

If you are looking for support with hiding wires in your home, do not hesitate in reaching out to the experts at Penfold Electric. As a family-owned and operated business, we know that you take pride in your home as we do too. Let us help you make your home more functional and beautiful by hiding wires that don’t need to be exposed. You can expect tenfold from Penfold Electric.

Categories Residential Electrical

Where Should I Install a CO2 Detector?

Where Should I Install a CO2 Detector

Your home and the people in it are some of, if not the most, important parts of your life. You would do anything to ensure the safety of your loved ones which includes ensuring that your home is safe and secure. One of the most important pieces of safety equipment you could have in your home, aside from a smoke alarm, is a CO2 detector.

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How Much Does a Generac Generator Cost?

generac generator

Are you considering the installation of a Generac generator for your home or business? Generators are a valuable addition to any home or workplace as it offers you peace of mind that you will have electricity when you need it most. Whether you are simply looking for assurance that your food will not spoil before power is restored or need emergency lighting and electricity for your business, having a backup generator installed is a good idea. But how much does a generator cost? In this article, we will give you valuable information to help you determine how much a generator will cost for you and why it might be a great decision for your home or business. You can also check out our guide and FAQ all about generators.

Categories Frequently Asked Questions, Residential Electrical

How to Install a Chandelier

How to Install a Chandelier

There is no doubt that adding a chandelier to your home can make a huge impact on your space. Not only do chandeliers provide brilliant lighting but they also set the tone of home by adding style and personality to your space. Chandeliers come in a range of styles and though some may be simple to install others can be complicated and come with challenges. Larger chandeliers can be complicated and should generally be left to professionals to install to ensure they are done correctly and safely.