How to Hide Electrical Wires on Ceiling
Having exposed electrical wires inside your establishment can be distracting and unattractive. If you don’t want any eyesore wires on your ceilings, you will need a lot of creativity. The trick is to look for ways to hide your electric cables. At the same time, you can blend them well with the room’s aesthetic.
It would be best if you also considered the safety of concealing these lines to avoid any potential accidents. When covering these fixtures, you should never forget not to leave them bare open, and they shouldn’t be exposed to wet conditions because this will diminish the wire’s quality. Moreover, installing steel insulated exterior access panels is also essential to have swift access to your electrical systems whenever there is a need for deeper repair and maintenance.
It might not seem easy to accomplish, but luckily, there are some innovative ways to conceal electrical wires on your ceilings. Here’s what you can try to do to fix this issue.
Cord Concealer Covers
Cord concealers are plastic tubings that are cheap options and are also easy to install. You can find these cord concealers in various lengths and sizes to fit any home electrical needs. The way they function is uncomplicated, as you expected. You stick them onto the ceiling, run the electrical wires through the tubes, and then swipe the cover to conceal the cables. The other option is to use these simple additions along with the parameter of your ceiling. You can also run them across your roof in uniform lines; Or be creative and run them in different shapes and patterns. Some variations include additional connectors, which will allow you to create various unique patterns or shapes.
Most residential construction uses crown moldings to hide the intersections of walls and ceilings. This material usually adds decorative flair, but it also hides visible gaps between the structures of a room. Unfortunately, you can also utilize crown moldings to conceal electrical wires. This is possible by placing the cables along the edges at the back of the molding. You can achieve a sleek, minimalistic aesthetic without the presence of messy cords and wires. If you already have crown moldings in your establishment, you will need to remove them. Then, place the wiring between the walls and ceiling, and reinstall the crown molding.
Paint Electrical Wires
Buying crown or cover molding often seems like too much to handle or it is over your allotted budget. In this case, you can try the simple alternative of painting your exposed electrical wires. If your wires and cables have a similar color to your ceiling, they will be hard to identify from the rest of the surroundings and can be hidden easily with minimal effort. You can easily install any exposed electrical wires on the ceiling with a process that works for you. This includes clamps, staples, tacks, or other simple materials. Once your electrical wires are in place, you can paint the exposed wiring and the associated materials keeping them in place.
Run Wires Through Ceiling Holes
If none of these ideas seems viable for your home or establishment, you can drill or cut tiny holes in the ceiling. You can then run the wires and cables through the room without exposing them. This process may not work well for everyone. However, it is an option that some establishment owners do to keep the look of a room wire-free and uncluttered. If you are not comfortable performing this task yourself, you can always hire a professional or a handyperson to do it for you. But, if you are pretty handy with the standard tools, then hiding electrical wires behind your ceiling can be an easy job and will not take much time.
If you need more professional tips, you can always hire a professional electrician or interior designer to achieve the aesthetic room standard you aspire to. Ensure that you prepare enough budget that will be enough for the materials you need.
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Chris Jackson is an experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He is currently employed by Best Access Doors, an access door supplier in the US and Canada. He has been working for the company for more than 12 years now. His area of expertise is in Negotiation, Roofers, Sales, Project Estimation, and Facility Management (FM)