Cable Crisis- An Interior Guide To Cable Management

Wires and cables are like the nervous system of your home. They connect various aspects and amenities in your humble abode. From electricity to the internet, everything relies on such cables. Despite the wireless connectivity of Bluetooth and WiFi, cables stay intact in a wide array of utilities. For example, DisplayPort cables are used for monitors and HDMI cables are used for TV.

Adding so many additional cables, other than the standard wiring for your home, can turn into a tangled nightmare. So, let’s dive into a few tips and tricks that can help you manage these cables without affecting your home interior or property investment:

1. Start With The Elimination
The first step for cable maintenance has to be the removal of extra cables and storing them away. Often, we end up with more cables than needed. Here are quick steps to go through the elimination process:
  • Make sure that each device has a proper cable for power and connectivity.
  • If your device doesn’t need more than one cable, store it away. For example, your phone most likely needs only one charging cable, not a horde.
  • Install all the cables in their rightful places. For example, if you have an HDMI cable, install it on your TV or other Display Device.
  • Once you assign cables to each device, remove and store the ones that remain.
Don’t forget that you should store away the cables you use from time to time, but not daily. It will help you declutter your interior.

2. Proper Holding Utilities
The best thing for cable management is to employ the proper installation methods. You can add hooks and brackets for the cables to keep them stuck on the wall or the structure. It will provide a decent outline for the cables and prevent them from hanging around.

Hanging or wispy cables degrade the visual appeal of a home interior. It can turn into a negative factor for your property’s value.

3. Going With The Seamless Blends
If you’re well-versed in the interior, you will know that you use a fake ceiling, and often fake (PVR) walls to hide away wiring. Similarly, TV Feature walls also use a method of hiding the wires and cables behind them. Similarly, you can use cable covers, tubes, or complete modern-look brackets to hide the cables from the view.

It will improve the appeal of your interior. However, it can be a challenging venture to do so with display port cables and HDMI cables, as you might move them around frequently. Remember, the more seamless these cable covers and protection panels look, the better it will be. In the long run, these will help you maintain the longevity and durability of the cables, as well.

4. Understanding The Cable Connectivity
Unfortunately, a household requires a wide spectrum of cables for connectivity. You will need Ethernet cables, HDMI cables, DisplayPort Cables, USB Cables, Charging cables, and much more. However, if you can learn to use a single cable for multiple purposes, it will eliminate the clutter.

If you don’t have a compatible cable, for example, a Type-C Cable for your Phone in case it doesn’t use Aux, then you can invest in adapters. Adapters and converters enable you to easily provide wired connectivity across various devices. You can find Type-C to Jack, Type-C to HDMI, DisplayPort to HDMI, and many other options available in the market.

5. Going With The Spares
It’s alright if you have spares lying around in your home. All you need to do is provide them a proper storage unit. You can label them and store them away in specific boxes, as well. The same approach can be used for other cables and it will help clear your home from extra cables and make it look cleaner for interior management.

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