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


>> Blog Home


attic storage ideas custom cabinets interior design trends customer service master closet design comtemporary closet design family activity area closet accent lighting media storage solutions full length vertical drape small windows create illusion of more space with mirrors Chicago closet organizers eliminate electronic cable clutter attic closet solutions multi-functional mudroom design garage design ambient lighting gift wrapping counter top Angies List 2014 Super Service Award ribbon storage ideas reach-in closets multi-use office furniture for small spaces build in storage multi-use office entryway closet mirrors garage organization organize shared closet space cover up computer and lighting wires closet organization tips hiding fuse box in closet kids' closets grouping together food storage items mahogany melamine look pantry organization tips custom closets reorganize clutter challenging home organization solutions closet organizing systems video Closet Os Overview vintage garage design closet design ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets tricks to make small spaces feel bigger pullout media cabinets closet os awards custom storage solutions gift bag storage spaces bedroom wall unit Closet Design Tips vertical and horizontal storage space task lighting Best Of Houzz 2015 Design Award Home Organzing System Top Shelf Industry Design Awards designing around obstacles remote controlled lighting office organization organized closet organizing tips 2014 home decorating ideas spring closet cleaning award winning garage multi-function furniture create a wood texture look with melamine reach in closets Home Organizing Tips hiding wires with design shoe closet design tips multi-functional office and storage multifaceted office design closet remodeling Old World Charm Closet patterned glass and mirrored doors cordless lighting fixtures bright color home decorating office wall unit boutique size walk in closet ultimate garage mirror placement in design 2014 closet color trends LIT from Keeler Hafele LED drawer lighting pantry de-clutter closet mirror with storage behind cedar backed closet angies list super service awards shoe closet elegant prints fro home antique decorating trends pull out mirror home office design maximize closet storage angie's list award custom wall units dressing room closet organization mudroom Closets: multifaceted office space Home and Garage Organization Laundry Room/Mudroom makeup vanities garage shelving pre-built cabinets craft storage room pantry organization closet os video brass hardware Chicago closets master organizer beautiful custom storage solutions pantry storage options man cave updates designing with mirrors closet master closet incandescent and compact fluorescent melamine textures vanities closet organization systems awards fold-out ironing board gift wrapped storage station gloss cabinet drawers garage cabinets home office organization closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin organized media center Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" create zones with design built in usb cable stations Best Of Houzz 2015 Customer Service Award utilize pantry space shared closet organization master bedroom closet walnut and burl inlay creative custom closet design reduce clutter in home led reduce clutter contemporary closets closet lighting custom garage design solutions


Blog Calendar


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.


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
© 2015 Closet Organizing Systems