Extension cables are not a pretty sight. The numerous connections are difficult to fit into the ambience and can even be a dangerous trip hazard. To fix these problems, you should hide extension cords. For this purpose, there are various methods that can be integrated into all living spaces.
Classic: cable ducts
Cable ducts are ideal for hiding individual extension cables. You can glue the manholes to the wall, which eliminates the need to drill. The shafts are placed in such a way that the cables are no longer noticeable. Plan the cable route in advance to lay the ducts.
The existing skirting boards are an alternative to cable ducts. When it comes to flat cables or variants with a small diameter, they can easily be hidden within the skirting boards. All you need to do is have access to one side of the ledge.
Quickly fixed with clips
Cable clips are even easier to use. They are a little more obvious than cable ducts, but they help to reroute the lines accordingly. So you can place the extension cable in one place and redirect the cables so that they are less noticeable. The clips are even available in eye-catching designs if you want to spice up your space. However, this does not completely hide the cables.
Most cable clips attach to the wall with a small nail. You don't have to drill for this, a hammer is sufficient. They are less likely to be glued. The clips can even be used decoratively. Let your imagination run wild.
Decorative: hide extension cables in cable boxes
If you are a tenant and do not have the option of hiding cables completely in the wall, you can rely on cable boxes. Cable boxes are decorative solutions for storing extension cables without additional work. A cable box should meet certain properties:
- Space to stow the extension cables
- min. 1 opening for the cables
- Cover as a privacy screen
This makes them ideal for use in living rooms with lots of cables, for example near the television. At the same time, they protect the extension cable from accumulation of dust. Dusty extension cables pose a fire hazard because they heat up much faster. You can either purchase cable boxes pre-assembled or you can make them yourself. A decorative wooden box with additional openings is sufficient.