Whether television or tablet, mobile phone or PC – every electrical device must be supplied with electricity. We give you four tips on how to get order out of the cable clutter.
With every purchase of a new electronic device, the number of cables increases. This is not tragic in itself if there are enough sockets – however, the increasing cable clutter can turn out to be a dangerous stumbling block at some point. Especially when you have to lay individual lines across the apartment. It is all the more important here to hide the cables in such a way that they disappear from view. This is not only safer (especially for small children), but also more visually appealing.
These tips make it easy to hide cables
1. Cable hose
If several cables lead to the same socket, chaos is inevitable. A cable hose can help here, as it bundles all the cables. The great thing about the hose is that it comes in different colors, sizes and styles – so it doesn’t matter how many cables you want to hide with it. The only drop of bitterness: the cables are still on the floor or hanging in the air, albeit bundled.
2. Cable channel
A little more expensive to buy than a cable hose, the cable duct offers several advantages: Firstly, it is self-adhesive, so you can easily attach it to the wall or above the baseboard – depending on the floor, even under the floor covering. On the other hand, you can simply paint over the cable duct and match the color of the room. This automatically blends the lines with their background.
3. Cable box
The cable box offers an equally simple solution. As the name suggests, this is a box made of plastic or wood in which a collective socket and cable can be hidden. Only the corresponding connections for mobile phone, computer or desk lamp peek out of the slots or holes specially provided for this purpose, so that the entire tangle of cables disappears inside the cable box.
4. The cable clamp
By far the simplest and cheapest solution are so-called nail clamps. The advantage is that they are only used to fix a cable to the wall. The baseboard is best suited for this, so that the cable disappears from view. The disadvantage, however, is that the small plastic clamps are only suitable for thin cables and do not hold on every wall. Here you should check in advance whether nail clamps are suitable for you.
Tip: You can also use the cable clamps to create small works of art on the wall. Here is a nice example for the creative minds among you!
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