Speakers provide you with an incredible surround-sound experience, but looking at and tripping over their wires is the trade-off you make. However, knowing how to strategically hide the wires ensures that you receive all of the benefit of your speakers and none of the hassle.
Here are five simple ways to do just that:
Adhesive Backed Tape Wire: The adhesive backing of this product enables you to stick your speaker wires to the wall or baseboards. The process is similar to painting and spackling. For termination, connect the wires to the speakers by bending the copper conductors. You can also crimp the speaker pins to use screw-on connectors.
Cable Speaker Wire with Gold Pin Connectors: With this type of product, you connect the wires into a small cable box and then have the option of painting over it. Because the wires and jacket are flat, you can easily tuck them into your flooring or baseboards.
Cord Organizer: A cord organizer allows you to hide the cords in a subtle way. That is because most products come with several paint color choices so you can paint over the organizer and have it blend in with the rest of your wall.
Corner Duct Raceways: This option is ideal for a home theater because you can put it in the baseboard where it stays out of sight. Corner duct raceways come with all of the accessories you need, including adhesive backings, inside and outside corners, fittings, and tee reducers.
Foam Crown Molding: Unless you're a professional installer, you may find it difficult to put up regular crown molding to hide your cords. Foam crown molding kits make the job much simpler. You glue pieces of 6 x 6 lengths to the wall and adhere it with caulking paint.