≡ Menu

Custom Cabling

Wiring ClosetWhen you design your own home, you can customize not just the placement of rooms and look of the architecture, but also the function of the home. Custom homes that are well-designed not only look good, but make your life more comfortable and productive due to the built-in efficiencies.

One of the things we did in both this house and the last custom home, was to specify the kind of wiring we needed and have it installed when installation is easy — before the walls go up.

Among other things, every room in our home is wired for ethernet. Take your laptop anywhere you want and you can plug in and access the internet, data on the server, and networked printers. Not good enough? Too lazy to plug in the machine? WiFi is everywhere.

And all the wiring in the house runs to a single, central wiring closet to make it easy to manage and access.

There are some great online sources for all your wiring and cable needs. Optimization-World.com has a huge array of supplies when you’re building or setting up your systems. They have myriad cat 5 and 6 cables, coax, and firewire cables to chose from. We learned the hard way — during a torrential Florida thunder storm — how important a quality surge suppressors is. (Suffice it to say we ended up needed a new TV, VHS player, modem, motherboard — you get the picture.)

Move your house into the 21st century by making smart building decisions that are upgradable.

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • DiNaRa June 24, 2011, 7:32 am

    You have solved a big problem inmy house as I have lots of wires and sometimes I tripple over them and one day I will break my neck as I don’t know what to do.

  • jasmine June 29, 2011, 11:38 am

    Very cool. I think the best wiring jobs (specific to internet and entertainment needs) are always behind the walls. There are so many ways to customize behind the walls, it’s just silly how fun it can be to map it all out and use the end result. It can be so stress relieving to have it all available in every corner of a house.
    jasmine recently posted…Invalid FeedMy Profile

  • kc July 5, 2011, 9:58 pm

    Very nice post. There are so many ways to customize behind the walls It can be so stress relieving to have it all available in every corner of a house. Thank you for contributing me some idea on how to manage a lot of wiring that i have in my house.. I will surely implement all tips you’ve shared.
    kc recently posted…Formica CountertopsMy Profile

  • HD July 7, 2011, 3:08 am

    Wow, that looks like a serious rat’s nest. I am amazed you know what wire goes where!

  • kc July 7, 2011, 9:44 pm

    Yeah i agree to Jasmin, the best wiring jobs is in the internet cafe and electronic.. I’ve been wiring an internet cafe and were using a lots of wire all of them will keep behind the wall so that it can’t be more disturbance to the eyes of the costumers.. I really admired this share it can help me more for my future wiring to get safe….
    kc recently posted…Formica CountertopsMy Profile

  • Alison Moore Smith July 9, 2011, 9:38 pm

    Well, HD, I don’t! That’s Sam’s job. And, trust me, he knows every single cable. 🙂 (It’s not left to chance. If you look closely you can probably see that each wire is carefully labelled.)

  • EFD July 10, 2011, 11:56 pm

    I love the information mention above on how to handle wiring problems in my house and into my net cafe station.. I will boor mark this site so that i will always keep update on how to manage my wrings problem.. I love the way on how explaining the article to manage theme all crazy wire in my house.Thank you for your share.. Its really helpful share.
    EFD recently posted…Exterior French Patio DoorsMy Profile

  • Leo Cole May 26, 2016, 11:00 am

    Great post… Thanks for sharing…There are so many ways to customize behind the walls

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge