How To Hide Your Ugly Router and Modem

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How To Hide Your Router and Modem

When I was re-doing my office recently (click here to see that makeover), one of the issues I had to fix was how to store (or should I say hide?) my router, modem and various other internet-related electronics and cords.

The mess of boxes and cords | How To Hide Your Router and Modem
The mess of boxes and cords

I hate to admit it, but the original condition of all that internet gear looked like this.  It was basically a pile of stuff on the floor, with cords everywhere!

Every once in a while, the internet would go out…and I would find that one of my cats had pulled something out while they were playing with the cords.

I definitely needed a better solution…something where the cords were not tangled up and the boxes were organized.

Most electronics need some breathing room to prevent overheating, so the storage needed to “breathe”.

Since they also need to be reset every once in a while, I needed to be able to get to the boxes easily.

And I had to be able to plug everything in.

Read on to find out how to hide your router and modem.

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2 Responses

  1. Christina in FL

    Gorgeous solution! :) Have you found any decrease in wifi range by adding another “wall” with the cabinet?

    • Wanda

      Thanks, Christina! I haven’t noticed any issues with the wifi range since I did this, but I have a fairly new wireless router. I think it might be a problem if you were trying to do something like this with an older model.

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