Michael Nash Design, Build & Homes

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Don’t get tangled up with wires and extension cords

A common problem with our homes today is what to do with all the wires. There was a time when people didn’t have to worry about such things. But they didn’t have cable, internet or even electricity. We do and so, when remodeling a room, it’s a good idea to think through this aspect before beginning.

When renovating a room, try to get a vision of the room nailed down in more than a general way. Try to get a picture of where your furniture will go, where the TV might be placed (if there will be TV in the room) and keep in mind where phone and internet outlets will be (unless you are strictly a cell phone user and have wireless internet).

If you don’t think these things through, you may find your room is a jungle of wires that you need to deal with.

In some cases, you may not have much choice where an outlet might be, but in most cases you do.

For example, if you have a picture of how the room will be laid out, and where furniture will be placed, you can ensure your electrical outlets are placed in convenient locations so wires and extension cords don’t have to run under and behind furniture.

If you are adding a cable outlet and you know where the TV will be, you can have the outlet placed in a location where it doesn’t require huge lengths of cable running throughout the room.

It is the same story with all electric and electronic elements that could be in the room. Knowing ahead of time where they will be can help to eliminate the problem of “all those wires.”

Keep in mind, there are few things as annoying as wires when you are trying to clean. And nothing can throw off the wonderful impression your room could make than tangled wires behind everything.

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