With TVs, cable boxes, gaming systems and soundbars becoming staples in many homes you wouldn’t be alone if you feel as if you have cables and cords coming from every direction. Though we need them, electrical wires can be a bit ugly to look at particularly if your TV is a focal point in your living room. Thankfully, you don’t have to settle for wires here, there and everywhere when it comes to your home entertainment.
At Penfold Electric, we have helped countless customers keep their TV areas tidy and wire-free by hiding the wires behind walls and using creative lighting solutions. Though hiding wires is often not a DIY job, you can certainly get support with hiding wires for wall mounted TVs and other electronics by speaking with a certified residential electrician. In this article, we outline the process of how to hide mounted TV wires, soundbar wires or other entertainment equipment letting you know what you can expect from the process.
Can I Hide My TV Wires in The Wall?
Have you just mounted your TV only to notice that its wires now travel down towards the floor and can’t be tucked away? Beyond being a bit unsightly, your loose TV wires could also become a trip hazard and you’ll want to figure out a solution that looks great in your home and is safer for those who live in it.
When figuring out how to hide tv wires, your first concern will be where to plug your TV in. Though some people look to run wires through the wall to a power source, the safest way to hide TV wires is to have an electrical outlet installed behind the TV that is mounted.
This is often your safest choice as it does not require power cords that have the potential to heat, being run through your walls. Instead, this allows for you to safely power your TV while having the cords tucked or zip-tied behind the TV itself. A certified electrician can assist you in installing a power outlet behind your mounted TV in a safe way that also hides your TV wires.
Do I Need to Drill Holes in My Wall to Hide Wires?
From time to time, we hear our customers ask us, how to hide wires behind tv without cutting wall or making holes in their homes. Unfortunately, there usually isn’t a way around this if you have a mounted TV that needs to be plugged in. Your wires need to go somewhere and poking a small hole in the wall in order to run a power cord to an outlet just isn’t a safe option. Legally and professionally installed wiring is always your safest and to-code option when it comes to hiding your mounted tv wires.
At Penfold Electric, we can take care of hiding your TV wires for you. From making holes in your walls to running new wires and creating new electrical outlets, we make it easier. In some cases, you may need to have holes covered up, though depending on your current electrical outlet location, it also may not be necessary. We will help you hide your wires with a solution that requires as few holes as possible all while ensuring the wires are hidden safely.
Can I Hide HDMI Cables in My Walls?
If you have a soundbar or gaming system and are looking to hide these wires in the wall and connect them to your mounted TV, you certainly can. Unlike power cords, it is generally safe to run high-quality cords such as HDMI cables through a wall. A licensed electrician can assist you in both running these wires and ensuring the quality of your cables is sufficient. If you are looking to have a soundbar mounted, your electrician can also help ensure this process is done safely by running the wires for you. We always suggest having an electrician assist you when working behind the wall. Without knowing what’s behind a wall you could make a costly or dangerous mistake.
How Much Does Hiding TV Wires Cost?
Many homeowners look to DIY projects to keep costs low or simply because they enjoy working in their own homes. Though it can be possible in some cases to find a safe DIY option for hiding wires, we always suggest hiring an electrician to safely hide wires and install additional electrical outlets.
We understand you may have questions about how to hide tv wires such as how much it costs and how long it will take. We are always available to answer your questions and look forward to helping you create a solution that not only looks great but functions seamlessly in your home. See our post on how much does an electrician cost for our pricing menu or request a quote. You can expect tenfold from Penfold Electric.