Some tech can be rather ugly and ruins the aesthetic of your home, and can be dangerous. If you’re anything like me, I hate seeing wires and plugs and can often think too much tech makes a room look unity and unfinished.
From wires to video game consoles, here are some tips for hiding tech in your home.
CONSIDER VARIABLE CONFIGURATIONS
Some technology in the home is a must. Think about air conditioners. You need them to control the temperature in your home. The vents can be scary, though. So what do you do? Well, split system air conditioning lets you set it up in different ways, like replacing wall-mounted units with vents that are hidden in the ceiling and can match different styles. This method can also be used for things like TVs that come out of the ceiling or floor for maximum visual appeal.
HIDE ITEMS AMONG BOOKS OR DVDS
Some tech gadgets don’t have to be flat to work. For example, since the PS2, the PlayStation game consoles have been made with a vertical system. So you can put these on shelves with your books, DVDs, and games. The same is true for other gadgets. Routers, for example, are often ugly, but you can keep them out of the way by putting them inside a clip binder. Then it will fit right in with the documents in your home office, and no one will know it’s even there.
CONSIDER CABLES WHEN HIDING TECH IN YOUR HOME
So long as we don’t have access to wireless power technology, we have to use cables. But they can also be harmful. Every year, millions of people trip over wires that aren’t in place. And they can ruin the look of a room completely. The good news is that it’s easy to get your cables in order. You can use devices that combine your cables into one large one. You can also hide your TV’s cords with a trunk that is mounted on the wall, and this can be painted over.
INSTALL TECH INTO DRAWERS
Since most things are digital now, most of the drawers on your entertainment unit aren’t needed. You probably stopped buying DVDs, Blu-Rays, and disc games a long time ago. That means there’s room. You can put controllers in drawers, but you can also hide other things in them. It’s not hard to drill holes in a drawer for the cables you need. Then you can put things like game consoles and routers inside. Just make sure there is enough airflow to keep things cool.
USE THE POWER OF MAGNETS
Magnets are great for securing things because they can move things out of the way. A magnetic knife block is something that should be in every kitchen. But you can also use magnets that stick to things to put them away. For example, you could put magnets on all of your remote controls. Then, fasten a strip to the bottom of your couch. Then you can attach your remote controls to the magnetic strip to keep them safe and out of the way when they’re not in use.
Hiding tech in your home is a matter of safety as well as for pleasing decor. You can try various configurations for AC, tidying up cables and applying magnetic strips to remote controls.