And of course, the keen eyed and safety minded will note what this couple has done is actually not to building safert code. Allison recognized this issue after completing the project, but sort of brushes off the issue:
"Code says you can't run the power cord through the wall. I think this is ridiculous, but apparently it's the code. So, if you want to follow code, hire an electrician to install a plug outlet mid wall next to or below the mounting bracket and plug your tv in there instead of dropping it through the wall. This is the official rule. Personally, I see absolutely no risk in putting the cord inside the wall, but attempt this at your own risk."
In either case, it's hard to argue with the end results: a much improved home entertainment area of the home. But take our advice and consider hiring a professional installer for in-wall installation; you can always using a paintable exterior-install cable guide to avoid running wires and cables inside the wall (the renter's option).
Check out the complete project over at House of Hepworths' "Mounting your tv to the wall and hiding all the cords".
(Images: House of Hepworths)