When you’re renovating your home, there’s a lot to think about. Cable wiring might not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s important to consider your cable as well during the renovation process. Doing so will make things easier for you down the road.
Here are some cable wiring tips to ensure you stay connected:
- Pre-Wiring: If you’re having an extension built onto your home or are gutting the entire house altogether, by far the easiest way to make sure your cable is connected properly is by pre-wiring it at the start of the building process. That way, you won’t have to go back and rewire it or drill holes in the drywall to connect a particular room in your house.
- Wire Every Room: Even if you don’t plan on having a television in every room of your home, it’s still prudent to wire a cable connection into each one. Doing so will make it easier and cheaper in the long run if you decide down the road to install a television in a different room or to hook up a new computer. Consider installing Cat 5 cable in every room coax cable is going to be installed.
- Run Wires Directly: Rather than splicing your cable wiring in order to run it throughout your home, Clear Creek Communications suggests running all individual cable hookups throughout the house back to the original point where the cable enters your home. This will improve your television’s picture quality and make it much easier to perform repairs.