closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana

 Subscribe

>> Blog Home

Tags

ambient lighting reduce clutter closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" multifaceted office design interior design trends angies list super service awards closet organization systems awards gift wrapping counter top contemporary closets pantry storage options garage cabinets ribbon storage ideas Home and Garage Organization built in usb cable stations multi-functional mudroom design patterned glass and mirrored doors master organizer home office design reduce clutter in home hiding fuse box in closet man cave updates 2014 closet color trends gift wrapped storage station incandescent and compact fluorescent multi-use office mudroom bedroom wall unit cover up computer and lighting wires garage organization hiding wires with design Home Organizing Tips pre-built cabinets eliminate electronic cable clutter master closet design kids' closets spring closet cleaning 2014 home decorating ideas Home Organzing System attic closet solutions task lighting family activity area creative custom closet design designing with mirrors boutique size walk in closet multi-functional office and storage walnut and burl inlay closet os awards vanities challenging home organization solutions customer service organizing tips closet organization tips Closets: custom cabinets closet master closet garage shelving shoe closet led home office organization vintage garage design remote controlled lighting pull out mirror shared closet organization closet os video Top Shelf Industry Design Awards designing around obstacles closet organizing systems video custom storage solutions closet organization office organization pantry organization ultimate garage comtemporary closet design brass hardware makeup vanities office wall unit reach in closets award winning garage closet mirrors Chicago closets attic storage ideas master bedroom closet organized closet Chicago closet organizers loset organization mirror placement in design organize shared closet space cedar backed closet closet lighting dressing room antique decorating trends reach-in closets media storage solutions gift bag storage spaces organized media center multi-use office entryway elegant prints fro home vertical and horizontal storage space closet remodeling garage design closet design gloss cabinet drawers multifaceted office space cordless lighting fixtures beautiful custom storage solutions utilize pantry space Closet Design Tips reorganize clutter shoe closet design tips angie's list award custom garage design solutions craft storage room Closet Os Overview custom closets custom wall units maximize closet storage bright color home decorating pullout media cabinets

Posts

Blog Calendar

SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20
21
2223242526
2728293031  





Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

 

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Cables Cables Everywhere

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

How To Hide Wire and Cables - The Fine Art of Designing So Wires Are Hidden

Wire management.

It's a term that people don't always consider when working on home improvement projects, but it's something designers MUST think about in advance.

electrical cord clutter  office cabinet pull out drawer

Otherwise, we risk the dreaded client call and subsequent appointment where we are standing side-by-side as collaborators on the creation, staring at the designed solution and contemplating ways to hide the variety of wires that have “suddenly shown up” from the lighting, the computer, the charging stations, the printer, etc.

And nothing can ruin a beautiful design quicker than unattractive wires dangling from upper and lower cabinets.

So we plan ahead.

We make sure we get the information from you that involves things like:

  • The exact size of your printer including the depth of the connector cords that stick out from the printer when plugged in
  • How many electronic gadgets (like phones and Ipods and cameras) need to be plugged in
  • How many USB and traditional outlets are necessary to keep the space functional
  • Where the electricity on the wall is to make sure we can reach it easily or have an electrician move things prior to installation
  • If we can use items like rechargeable LED lighting that doesn't require hard wiring
  • Whether you want things hard wired by an electrician (so lights come on when you flip the wall switch)  or whether puck lights that go on and off when you touch them are preferred
  • If items need to be pulled in and out on a shelf
white custom usb charging station  kitchen electrical cord storage  

We also consider accessibility issues. Most people don't want to have to crawl around under their desks to get things unplugged, so reach is an important design issue to consider.

And so is the factor of how much you want to “see” and “be seen”. Some products can be hidden by having the ability to “pop” up and out of a counter top, while others are always in open view.

 

Then we look at available products to design which best match your requirements in terms of technology, style and budget. The choices continue to expand since technology changes everyday.

In fact, there are options that allow you to have lighting in places like drawers and inside cabinets that are rechargeable. That means there are no wires required, they can be re-charged via USB plug-in and have motion sensors, so they turn on and off automatically.

rechargeable usb lighting fixtures  usb led light in closet  

It's a rather exciting time to be creating a home office or some other space where you can incorporate the technology that makes your life better.

And the one thing we DON'T want to see when trying to camouflage wires (even though we love it) – DUCT TAPE!

So if you're wanting some storage space that allows you to maximize the functionality of your electronic world, give us a call. We have a team of experts ready to help you make the most of things.

Comments
Post has no comments.

     
CUSTOM CLOSETS  |  OFFICE CABINETS  |  GARAGE CABINETS  |  LAUNDRY CABINETS  |  PANTRY CABINETS  |  ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS  |  AND MORE
WALK-IN CLOSETS | CLOSET DESIGN PROCESS | CLOSET INSTALLATIONCLOSET ORGANIZING TEAM | CLOSET TESTIMONIALS

Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems