Home > Blog > The Rising Popularity of the Tech Closet

The Rising Popularity of the Tech Closet

by Kuhrich on Thursday, February 26, 2015

technology closetPopularity of Tech Closets

More and more, technology is becoming a regular part of our lives. Of course, we’ve always had some level of technology integrated into our loves to some degree, from the automobile to the electric lightbulb. But technology has become a part of not just how we move and see, but how we speak, learn, and experience the world. This necessitates a wide variety of different devices in our lives, from computers to routers, from wifi to tablets, and of course, all the things that accompany these: Ethernet cables and outlets, power strips, and so forth. Unfortunately, as these things build up, it becomes more and more cluttered in your home with cables, devise, blinking lights, and so forth.

A Nexus of Tech

The solution is to find a way to centralize and make more efficient all of your devices. With the number of devices you have in your home, you could simply have them built into the wall, but you’re always going to be upgrading your devices, having them repaired and tended to, and so forth. Instead, you want your devices accessible and easily added to (or removed, as it were). The best and easiest way to do this is through the use of what is being called a “tech closet.” Basically, this is what you would expect it to be: a closet that you keep your tech devices in.

Why a Tech Closet?

Tech closets are useful for a variety of reasons. Primarily, they keep the “man behind the curtain” where he belongs – behind the curtain! Or, in this case, in the closet. Tech devices like routers and the wires that accompany them get in the way, can be tripped over, and are aesthetically very unpleasant. From the tech closet, the wires can be routed to the different rooms and ports that they are needed in, providing electricity, as well as being networked together to access other devices link printers, fax machines, scanners, and so on.

Tech closets are also very easy to integrate into your home’s design. They are small, they can fit into any home design, and they’re perfect for the home that is wholly connected to the web and beyond. No wonder they’re so popular!

 

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com