Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires - Engineer Mommy
Oct 162017
 

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What’s one of my biggest design pet peeves of all time? Those unsightly TV cables! There’s no way to make those cables look attractive. Sure, you can try to conceal them one way or another but I’ve found that the most elegant solution is to have the wires run behind the wall. Getting those wires behind the wall has always been the task of a licensed electrician, but that has recently changed with the Legrand In Wall Power Kit. This pre-wired kit lets the average homeowner hide those power cords / cables inside the wall without any electrical wiring required.

Before installing the kit, here is what my TV setup looked like. Notice the hideous wires all over the wall! We no longer subscribe to cable television but we do have a Roku device. So there are two cables coming out of the TV: the power cable and the HDMI cable.

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


With the Legrand In Wall Power Kit from Best Buy, the power cable and the HDMI cable will run in-wall for a clean, seamless look.
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


The kit comes with tools included to make installation fast and easy. Keep in mind that you will need a Phillips screwdriver, measuring tape & pencil to complete the installation.
*TIP: Check that your TV power plug fits into the module outlet. This kit is designed for most TV plugs up to 1.13″ wide so it’s wise to ensure that your TV will fit in the socket before proceeding with installation.
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


The first step is to create the holes for the modules in the wall. I used the provided hole saw & hole saw handle. While it took some effort, it was not difficult or time-consuming. If you want this step to move more quickly, simply attach the hole saw to an electric drill and your holes will be created in mere seconds.
*TIP: Make sure you position your holes in between the wall studs – use a stud finder to locate the proper placement.
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


Here are the two holes in our wall. Make sure that the top hole will be hidden by the TV when it’s hanging on its mount.
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


I used the handy dandy fish hook & fish tape to direct the HDMI cable through the wall- this was much easier than anticipated. Then I installed the top module into the wall by simply pushing it into place and tightening three screws. The snap-on cover creates a nice, clean look. Keep in mind that the plastic components of this kit can be painted so you can create a truly custom look that blends with your decor perfectly.
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


Now let’s turn our attention to the bottom module. I installed the bottom module into the wall and used the provided 6′ power cord to connect the bottom module to a nearby outlet. Now all that’s left to do is to plug in the TV power cord and HDMI cable to the top module. When I first got started with the Legrand In Wall Power Kit, I had no idea what to expect, but the installation was remarkably simple.
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


Here’s the look of my TV after installation. I love the clean look of no wires. The Legrand In Wall Power Kit is an effective solution to a common problem.
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


Are you wondering where all the wires are? Well, they are hiding behind the wall and then they come out of the wall close to the floor. They’re hidden behind a small, strategically-placed table near the outlet! Clean and elegant!
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


Here’s the full look!
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


What a great transformation!
Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires

Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires


Look for Legrand In Wall Power Kit at your local Best Buy store or online at BestBuy.com. Improve the look of your wall-mounted TVs with an easy kit that takes less than an hour to install with no electrical wiring required!
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Now, I’d love to hear from you. How do you handle the unsightly look of cables in your home? Have you ever tried the Legrand In Wall Power Kit?







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21 Responses to “Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All Wires”

  1. Love this. We put our flat screen on a stand because of the wires!! I am going to have to show this to my hubby!!

  2. Thank you for this! I also hate how wires just hang there. I must pick a kit up.

  3. OK I need to try this, we have so many wires coming off our TV it looks awful so we could do with making a way for them to look just a little bit more contained.

  4. So glad someone has addressed this issue. I want to hang our tv on the wall but didn’t know what to do with all the cables and wires. Now we can do this.

  5. I love this. I hate seeing wires. Now I wish all of my husband and kids’ gaming controllers would be wireless so I don’t have to see them, or if they could at least put them awayso I don’t trip.

  6. We so need this! I’m horrible with wires and we have a lot of electronics (I think 7 large tvs throughout the house?) and … yeah – not the most creative person when it comes to minimizing the appearance of wires over here!

  7. That is actually a very good idea! Ours are exposed and it just makes it look ugly. I didn’t even know I could do something like this. I am totally doing this.

  8. Now that is a great idea. I hate the look of all those wires, it looks messy. I love how this hides them all.

  9. Unmanaged wires are always my concern as it destroys the perfect look of every room. This is the real problem solver.

  10. I have so many wires at the back of my TV, this is why I never mounted it as I couldn’t stand staring at the wires. I am loving this

  11. This is so helpful! We have a flat screen that’s on a stand right now. I’d love to mount it on the wall without the wires hanging down!

  12. Well, I’ll admit your end result looks a lot better than the mass of cords I see staring at me from behind our flat screen…now to only talk my husband into starting over! :)

  13. This looks like a very time consuming and detailed project. But I am happy that it can be done and no wires would be seen. I use my fireplace for my 60-inch, but now I can hang it if I choose too and not worry about the wires.

    • EngineerMommy

      It actually wasn’t time consuming at all. It took me very little time to completely transform the look of my TV! I’m super satisfied with the outcome!

  14. What an smart way to hide those cables! We tried to wall mount our TV too but the cables were so unsightly we settled on a console box instead. I will have to give this a shot. Thanks for the review.

  15. Hanging wires are so ugly looking. This is a nice way to hide the wires and retain the elegant look of the flat screen.

  16. These are such a great and cheap way to upgrade the living room. those cords are a nasty mess.

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