Hanging a Flat Screen on Wall: How to Hide All WiresOctober 16, 2017
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Here’s the full look!
What a great transformation!
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!
Want to learn more about this kit? Check out this video below:
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?