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

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

Posts

Blog Calendar

SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    





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.


     
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