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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.

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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.


     
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