Rebecca over at ATLA tackled a common renter's dilemma that we thought fell under the realm of Unplggd...
(Help! We don't know what to do with these hanging wires!?!)
The other day Janel posted about AT reader LKCHI’s and his question about furniture solutions for a cable box
. The picture immediately reminded me of my own TV inspired dilemma, what to do with the TV/cable wires from a LCD TV when you are a renter?
This narrow space doesn't accommodate a furniture option that could hide those wires.
While we love that our LCD TV hangs nicely on our wall and doesn’t take up space on the top of our drawers, we are not so happy (to put it lightly) with the wire aesthetic we’ve created. Our issues:
a) We are renting so no big holes in the wall for wires.
b) We have a small space around that part of the bed so even a shallow unit would create the perfect opportunity for stubbed toes or too much stuff.
c) We’ve thought about wire concealers, shallow shelves, etc but due to the space we have in that area by the bed and that we don’t want to add too much more stuff in that room, we can’t seem to commit to anything. We like these wire concealers but aren't sure if this will really hide our wires? (maybe it's a start?)
1) Vantage Point WC60W Paintable Wire Cover System
2) Belkin Hide Away Cord Concealer
3) Wiremold White Cordmate
If any renters or friends of renters out there that have successfully tackled this dilemma, please share your knowledge. A very thankful renter appreciates it in advance!